The Wild West. A long forest road-based ride, fun routes for families/beginners and a great blue grade trail, all with stunning scenery. Seasonal café, bike hire can be arranged.
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Home to some of the best singletrack in the country (and McMoab!). Something for everyone with the seasonal café, bike hire and children's play area.
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Great rocky granite trails of all grades. Includes The Slab and other notable features.
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Magnificent flowing singletrack for all, and a ride on the dark side of the North Shore timber trail will test the expert rider. Café, bike shop & hire.
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A fine blend of family trails and rough & tough for for the more experienced rider. Includes a competition downhill course, featuring the infamous "Coffin Jump"!
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Probably the best biking centre in Britain. Everything from beginners' trails to extreme downhill. Café, bike shop & hire at Glentress.
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Close to the Scotland/England border Newcastleton serves up a brilliant Blue Route and a riotous Red Route. Village based trailhead with great facilities and bike hire close by.
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Away from it all and closer than you think! In the Tweed Valley you’re less than an hour from Edinburgh yet worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
There is something for everyone here. If you require some activity and adventure we have world class trails at Glentress and Innerleithen, great walking, fishing, golf and riding. However, if you prefer a little culture and tranquillity, the Tweed Valley is packed with history, castles and historic sites as well as having delightful towns and gardens to explore.
There are teas and coffees, delicious cakes, and restaurants specialising in using wonderful local produce. In addition there are quality bike shops offering bike hire.
To top it all our accommodation members have come together to create the Tweed Valley Mountain Biking Hospitality Scheme. So you can book in confidence knowing that your bike and kit will be looked after just as well as you, no matter what type of accommodation you choose.
To find out more about the Tweed Valley Tourist Consortium visit out website at www.visittweedvalley.co.uk.
Newcastleton or Copshaw Holm as it is known locally is officially Scotland’s first bike-friendly village - www.visitnewcastleton.com. All our businesses are open throughout the year offering food, beverages and a very warm welcome. If you need a place to rest and recuperate then head to the heart of the village where you will find ample free parking, toilets, showers, bike wash, pump and repair kits. Bike hire is available locally.
The 7stane at Newcastleton is a great introduction to mountain-biking for the inexperienced, but it also offers the experienced rider a real challenge. Located on the Scotland-England border it is known as the Border stane and is home to the Kielder 100 and 24hours of Exposure endurance challenge. Newcastleton offers a range of trails for all abilities from family groups to experienced thrill seekers without the crowds!
Newcastleton is only fifteen miles from Kielder Water and Forest Park offering a further range of experiences for the keen mountain biker; 30 minutes by road or for the more adventurous the Cross Border Trail which starts at the 7stane trailhead.
If you wish to experience Scotland’s mountain-biking heaven for a few days or longer then Newcastleton is a perfect starting point. We look forward to welcoming you to the Holm.
Eat-sleep-ride.com is the website operated by the D&G Mountain Bike Business Network and you find out all you need to know for an active break in Dumfries and Galloway, home to five of the 7stanes. There’s something for riders of all ages, ability and experience.
And at eat-sleep-ride.com you’ll find all the information you need to make sure your 7stanes visit is an experience to remember.
Launched in 2010 eat-sleep-ride.com features a range tourism businesses including cozy bed and breakfasts, family friendly holiday parks, luxury five star hotels and a host of activity providers with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
And after a day spent riding one of the 7stanes check out eat-sleep-ride.com to find the ideal place to sit back, relax and enjoy the excellent food and hospitality on offer.
Visit eat-sleep-ride.com to find a full list of accommodation, restaurants, cafes, bikes shops and activity centres where mountain bikers are guaranteed a warm welcome
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