Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys
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Ettrick & Yarrow Valleys - that's the place for cycling


Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys offer superb cycling with options for everyone - from longer road cycling routes that require time and energy to shorter circular routes that can be cycled in a few hours or over the course of a day.And there are mountain biking options too!

Cycling in the ettrick and yarrow valleys

The valleys offer a wide variety of road cycling routes for all ages, levels and abilities.  The scenery is breathtaking and there is everything from challenging terrain to gentle and undulating cycle routes.  The valleys are increasingly popular with cyclists and some of the best cycling in Scotland can be enjoyed here.

Make sure you stop along the way to enjoy the amazing views and pause for a break at the various eateries throughout the area.

Mountain biking at glentressWe are also just a short distance away from the world class and very popular  7 stanes mountain biking centres at Glentress and Innerleithen - which have everything from beginners' trails to extreme downhill. 

Glentress is probably one of the most renowned cycling centres in Britain.  It has won several awards and the downhill trails at Innerleithen are regarded as some of the most outstanding in the UK.  

As you may already know, the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys have hosted stages of  the 'Tour of Britain' race several times as well as having a number of cycling events throughout the year.  This is testament to the quality of the cycling options available in this area. 

In fact, many of the accommodation providers have cycle friendly facilities (storage and washing) due to the popularity of this activity in the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys.

The next Tour o' the Borders event will take place on Sunday 9th August 2015.  It is staged on closed roads - many of which wind through the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys.  For more details please see the Tour o' the Borders website.


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