Cycling in the Scottish Borders

Cycling is a pleasure from your self-catering cottage at Burnbrae on the quiet Borders roads, with lots of routes to choose from. Whether it's a handful of miles or a day in the saddle, there's a route for you. For the thrill-seekers, we're a world-class mountain bike destination too.

With its hills and valleys, cycling in the Borders countryside can be as challenging or as easy as you'd like. Stay on the flat and enjoy the views or take to the hills for thrilling mountain bike trails. You can take in all four of the great Border Abbeys by bike, and there are plenty of marked routes around and between each Border town.

Last year a new mountain bike track opened 2 miles from Burnbrae, on the way to Kelso, Angraflats. Mountain bikers from all over the world come to Glentress, near Peebles, or there's the Red Bull Downhill to test your nerve at Innerleithen. And at the end of a weary day, you can be sure of a toasty welcome at your centrally-heated cottage at Burnbrae, with secure cycle storage, a drying room and clothes washing/drying facilities, so you're all set to go again the next day.

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Exhilerating mountain bike track between Kelso and Burnbrae

Some useful links for biking in the Borders

Fast, steep, rocky and rooty – the Red Bull Project Downhill is just how a downhill course should be!

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