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.
On the way to Kelso, 2 miles from Burnbrae there is a mountain bike track Angraflats, open to all. 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, and a hose pipe to wash down your bike. You will be all set to go again the next day.
Some useful links for biking in the Borders
The 4 Abbeys is a 55 mile circular route which passes within 2 miles of Burnbrae Holidays. It links the four main abbeys in the Scottish Borders at Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh. The route follows mainly quiet roads, although short stretches on ‘A‘ roads are unavoidable. Its a scenic route that takes in many historic interest points in the region either on the route or close by.
7 stanes The 7stanes are seven mountain biking trail centres spanning the south of Scotland.
Glentress mountain biking website Glentress Forrest is a mountain biking mecca deep in the heart of the Tweed Valley. Bike hire also available.