8 days
Duration
Avg/Sept/Oct
Dates
Scotland, Europe
Location

You can expect 5 days of pure MTB in the valley of one of Scotland’s major rivers. This fantastic Scottish scenery will definitely not let you down and as the proverb goes, “Once you are in, YOU ARE IN!”

Away from it all and closer than you think!

Visit the Tweed Valley – less than an hour away from Edinburgh, yet the hub of MTB in the UK! All the riding will take place from the hotel itself as we easily have a week’s worth of riding from that location. This means no extra travel to the trails as they are just outside our doors!

This trip is suitable for a good intermediate skill and fitness level.

 This means you:
  • are generally comfortable riding most types of terrain in different conditions: singletrack, double track, muddy, dry, loose, bedrock…,
  • can brake, use gears and corner instinctively,
  • will have a go on moderate technical features, such as small rock gardens, small drops, and steeper sections, but may get off and walk certain technical features,
  • ride more than once a week throughout your biking season,
  • will be aiming to tackle more of those moderate technical features,
  • have a good level of bike fitness, exercising at least three times every week throughout the year, for an hour at a time,
  • can ride a mountain bike for up to six hours a day at a moderate pace, with snack and photo stops, for three or more consecutive days,
  • can tackle two or three fairly significant climbs a day, up to 2000 feet each.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Edinburgh Airport (Scotland)
DEPARTURE TIME as per request
RETURN TIME as per request
GROUP SIZE 4 – 8 participants
INCLUDED
A fully qualified English speaking guide throughout the whole trip.
Transfers to and from Edinburgh Airport.
B&B accommodation in a local hotel in Peebles for 7 nights. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin room.
5 days of guided riding in the finest trails in the Tweed Valley.
Access to all the trails and parks are included in the price.
A farewell meal for all to be included on the last night (drinks not included).
All safety equipment included if the participants do not have their own.
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
travel and activity insurance
food & drinks
Not included in the price are bikes which we can provide for $460 per week for quality full suspension bikes.
Tips are optional and not included in the price.
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Day 1 – Arrive and prepare for your adventure

Welcome to Scotland. Meet at Edinburgh Airport where we will transport you to the Tweed Valley, your Scottish home during your vacation. We will check you into your hotel where everyone will meet the guide and hosts who will make you feel welcome and give you essential information on the local area. It’s a chance to get your bike ready (or get to know your hire bike) and bond with the rest of the group. (If you’re traveling a long way or across several time zones to Scotland then we would recommend arriving a day or two early in the UK to allow your body to adjust and to make sure any flight or luggage delays don’t spoil your trip).

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Day 2 – Warm up ride at Glentress and beyond

Time to set up, refine your bikes and hit the first trails. A part of this day is a skill and safety check and establishing the group ability. Your guide will introduce you to some fun local trails and let you know some of the hidden Glentress secrets. We will ride from and return to your hotel or accommodation. All rides are accessible from your accommodation!

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Day 3 - 6

Your guide will create an itinerary on a daily basis based on the changing factors, dynamic of the group, acknowledging the experiences of the local guides about the weather conditions and the state of trails. Consequently, the guide will choose the most suitable option for you to experience the best of the Tweed Valley. Expect: fantastic scenery in the valley of one of Scotland’s major rivers (the Tweed), lush green mountains, big country “all mountain” days climbing to over 2000 feet then descending the same amount, heather clad moorland and ancient drover’s roads and passes, fantastic trails through stunning coniferous forest, experiencing trails used in the Enduro world series, lots of Scottish history on the way, warm and welcoming hospitality throughout your vacation. Each day, we will ride from and return to your hotel or accommodation. All rides are accessible from your accommodation with no transfers needed which is of great benefit!

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Day 7 – Free (ride) day

Final day to rest or ride the local waymarked trails at the local trail centers for one more blast without your guide. Meet with the group at a local restaurant for a final farewell meal with the group and your guide.

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Day 8 – Departure day

Check-out and transfer back to the Edinburgh Airport.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.