Edinburgh City Cycle Routes

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Edinburgh City Cycle Routes

Short route suggestions for those who love to explore our beautiful city.

 

 

Please note:

 

  • These routes include some main roads which have quieter of late, but may get busier. Some wider cycle paths and parks are included where it is possible to social distance but may be busy with pedestrians.

 

  • The starting points are not relevant, you can join the routes at any point and of course you can just do a small section. The direction however generally maximises views, minimises gradients and may take you down a one-way street.

AREA

 

LENGTH

SURFACE

DESCRIPTION/

RECOMMENDED DIRECTION

ROUTE

NORTH

12 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Lauriston Castle, Marine Drive, Inverleith Park and Stockbridge from Roseburn / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/25060078

 

9 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Bonnington, Newhaven, Pilton, Inverleith from Stockbridge / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/25314425

NORTH EAST

13 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Newhaven from Commonwealth Pool / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/24607352

 

9 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Restalrig, Lochend, Duddingston, Figgate Park, Portobello, Leith from Leith Links / Anti-clockwise 

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/25313581

 

14 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

North East Edinburgh Parks from Commonwealth Pool / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/27282510

EAST

10 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Craigmillar Castle and Niddrie from Commonwealth Pool / Anticlockwise

 

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/24951254

 

9 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Duddingston, Greendykes, Craigmillar Castle, Inch Park, Grange, Newington from Commonwealth Pool / Clockwise

https://www.strava.com/routes/25312323

 

19 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and minor track

Brunstane, Musselburgh, Prestonpans, Tranent, Elphinstone, Dalkeith / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/28465080

 

SOUTH EAST

18 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and minor track

South East Edinburgh Parks from Commonwealth Pool / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/28062062

 

17 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and significant track

Fairmilehead, Swanston, Loanhead, Roslin, Polton, Lasswade, Kings Acre Golf Course, Gilmerton, Mortonhall, Buckstone / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/28463897

 

SOUTH

10 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Oxgangs, Blackford, Liberton and Braids from Charwood, Kingston Crossroads or Robins Nest / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/24608318

 

9 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Merchiston, Craiglockhart, Colinton, Fairmile, Morningside, Bruntsfield from Tollcross / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/25311540

 

8 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and minor track

South Edinburgh Parks from entrance to Braidburn Valley Park / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/26930915

SOUTH WEST

14 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Heriot Watt, Currie, Balerno, Colinton and Craiglockhart from Redhall drive at the entrance to Redhall Park / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/24830824

 

 

10 miles

Hard, paved, tarmac and significant track

South West Parks and Green Spaces

https://www.strava.com/routes/2712350385976262394

 

 

11 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and minor track

Colinton, Blinkbonny, Currie, Heriot Watt, Baberton, Westerhailes from Slateford road opposite Water of Leith Visitor Centre / Clockwise

 

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/28225077

 

14 miles

Hard, paved, tarmac and track at the reservoirs

Colinton, Baberton, Currie, Balerno, 4 Reservoirs and Bonaly. / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/28462017

 

WEST

11 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Dalmeny and Kirkliston from Miller and Carter at Cramond Brig / Anticlockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/26619355

 

 

20 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and minor track

Countryside, Coast, Castle and Contrasts from Roseburn / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/27126212

 

9 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

South Gyle and Cammo from Tesco in Corstorphine / lockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/28224361

 

20 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and minor track

Corstorphine, Ratho, Kirkliston, Dundas Estate, South Queensferry, Dalmeny, Cammo / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/28462348

 

NORTH WEST

16 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Silverknowes, Camond and Cammo from Roseburn / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/24607995

 

10 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Drum Brae, Clemiston, Davidson Mains, Silverknowes, Pilton, Drylaw, Craigleith, Murrayfield from South end of Clermiston Road / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/25315427

 

15 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

North West Edinburgh Parks from Roseburn / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/28563426

CENTRAL

15 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac

Seven Hills of Edinburgh Carlton Hill to Castle Rock / Clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/24832069

 

10 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and lots of cobbles

Famous Central Edinburgh Landmarks / Anticlockwise

 

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/24956383

 

35 miles

Hard, paved or tarmac and significant track

Largest Local Loop / Anti-clockwise

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/27834929