Cycling in Edinburgh
Cycle Hire Now Available at 23 Mayfield
4 bikes available (adult bikes with helmets) for FREE to use for the day. Picnics and backpacks also available on request.
*subject to availability, advanced bookings recommended*
23 Mayfield also has secure storage for bikes.
Click here for some resources to help you find safe, convenient and fun cycle routes in the city.
Edinburgh is a vibrant and exciting city to visit. It is ranked as one of the worldâ€™s Top 10 cities to visit by Wanderlust. It also won the Trip Advisor Destination Award as the Top UK destination. Whether you want to shop until you drop, enjoy the nightlife or feast your eyes on medieval architecture, Edinburgh has got something to offer. And cycling is one of the best ways to discover Edinburgh.
Edinburgh council encourages residents and tourists alike to explore the city by bicycle. And itâ€™s working hard to make sure that cycling in Edinburgh is safe, secure and fun. Within the city, cyclists are allowed to use the bus lanes at peak hours and there is also an extensive network of traffic free cycle routes. If youâ€™re visiting and donâ€™t have your own bikes, 23 Mayfield Guest House can lend bikes to their guests. But numbers are limited. However, there a number of bikes for hire in Edinburgh.
You donâ€™t need to be extremely fit to cycle around Edinburgh but be prepared for a bit of a work out as the city is hilly.
If you want to take a leisurely ride, you can cycle along The Water of Leith Path, a scenic and traffic-free route that runs along the river that goes through Edinburgh from Leith to Balerno. Alternatively, you can cycle at the Meadows Millennium Park. This is a good destination for families as it offers a large grassy area perfect for playing ball games and it is also has a playground.
For the more adventurous cyclists, Pentland Hills Regional Park offers challenging terrain for mountain bikers.