Visitors from more densely populated places are amazed at how quiet our roads are. Cycling is wonderful way to explore, and is a safe option here with so little traffic. You can even have a completely car-free holiday, bringing your own bikes by train to nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed, or hiring them there.
The Borders has a network of cycle-friendly roads and paths, and many are in East Berwickshire. There are short trips suitable for families, and longer routes to explore the area over a few days. The Eyemouth Local Cycling Trails leaflet gives details of several signed routes.
For the serious cyclist, you could take the Borderloop, a 250-mile waymarked route around the Scottish Borders, or join the Tweed Cycleway, a 90-mile route from Berwick west to Biggar. Other interesting routes can be found on Cycle Scottish Borders and Cycle Northumberland taking in Eyemouth, St Abbs, Coldingham, Cove and more!
You can hire bikes from just £10 from the nearby Berwick Cycles close to Berwick Train Station. They have a great range of road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids and also electric bikes for hire as do Belhaven Bikes if you are travelling from the north.
There are plenty of facilities along your way to make tour trip great! Look out for the craft beer venue, Hemelvaart Bier Café at Ayton or stop by Giacopazzi’s for some award-winning ice cream! For a great trip, start your plans here and explore our accommodation and food & drink!
Borders Buses now operated Scotland’s first fully bike friendly buses on routes including the 253 (Edinburgh to Berwick via Berwickshire Coast). Take the bus for the easiest way to cycle the coast!