Travel / Accommodation/local amenities
The Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders is easily accessible, only 23 miles from Edinburgh, with a wide variety of accommodation within the main towns of Peebles, Innerleithen and surrounding area. Many of these hotels, guest houses and B&Bs pride themselves on their ‘cycle-friendly’ service.
Here’s a selection of good places to stay:
The Tontine Hotel http://www.tontinehotel.com/cycling-break-scotland
Peebles Hydro Hotel http://www.peebleshydro.co.uk/short-breaks/mountain-biking.html
McDonald Cardrona Hotel http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-cardrona-hotel-golf-spa/
Craiguart House http://www.craiguart.co.uk/
Hartleap Bed & Breakfast: For a nice, very cycle friendly B&B that’s actually on the route, try here.
For a list of other B&B’s in the area check out this website http://www.bestoftheborders.co.uk/peebles/peebles_accommodation.htm
Why not try Broadmeadows House a late Georgian country mansion that offers luxurious self-catering in the Yarrow Valley.
Glentress Forest Lodges http://www.glentressforestlodges.co.uk/
The Bike House, Innerleithen http://www.thebikehouse.co.uk/
Tweedsmuir Cottage http://tweedsmuir-cottage.co.uk/
Kailzie Bunkhouse http://www.bunk-house.co.uk/
The Bike Lodge, Innerleithen
Cosaig Self Catering, Innerleithen www.cosaigselfcatering.co.uk
Glentress Forest Lodges http://www.glentressforestlodges.co.uk/directions-c46.html
Rosetta Caravan Park http://www.rosettaholidaypark.com/
Crossburn Caravan Park http://www.crossburn-caravans.com/
Photo credit: Kevin Maclean