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Address: Edinburgh EH37 5PX, Scotland
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+44 7973 940924
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Edinburgh based bicycle tour company. We provide guided bike tours around...

Edinburgh based bicycle tour company. We provide guided bike tours around Edinburgh, the Highlands and the Borders of Scotland.

We aim to provide a top class cycling experience: a personal service, small groups and transport to and from your accommodation. We use carefully selected safe cycle routes, with an experienced and friendly guide.

We also provide bike hire, including electric bicycles.

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Great way to explore Edinburgh!

We were in Edinburgh in September 2016 and used The Tartan Bicycle Company to rent bikes for a day ride around Edinburgh. Johann was wonderful and dropped the bikes right at our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Tulsa, OK
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Edinburgh in September 2016 and used The Tartan Bicycle Company to rent bikes for a day ride around Edinburgh. Johann was wonderful and dropped the bikes right at our hotel and sent us on our way with a great map and some pointers. We really enjoyed seeing the city by bike! If we go back, I'd rent... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Sky to Sea bike tour yesterday with two other people. The tour was the highlight of our trip to Edinburgh! Really a great way to explore the city and the surrounding areas. Johann (the guide) made it fun and interesting. If we come back to Edinburgh, we are definitely going to do the other tours as well.... More 

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Thank Tiz9
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tour with our 3 teenaged boys. A good way to see the city of Edinburgh. We did the sky to sea tour. Interesting ride and challenging enough. We were only in Edinburgh for 2 days, a good way to start off the visit. Johann was a great guide.

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Thank Happy6Alberta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and two friends took a fantastic tour with Johann! He took us from the countryside through the city along what used to be old railway lines to the Leith water area. It was a fantastic way to see the city and learn more about Edinburgh's history. Would highly recommend biking with Johann to get a fresh view on an... More 

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Thank Olivia M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Big Yin Tour and it was great from start to finish! Picked up promptly from our accommodation by Johann in the morning to begin our tour made a very easy and pleasant start to the day ahead. We hired the premium ebikes which were really easy and comfortable to ride and kicked in on those few rises... More 

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Thank Colin and Jenny C
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Johann went above & beyond to make our day perfect!!! We loved the electric bikes & we saw so many beautiful parts of Edinburgh that we wouldn't have seen on our own. We highly recommend using Tartan Bicycle Company on your next trip to Edinburgh, you will be happy you did!

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Thank Jennifer N
Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wow! The ease of booking, meeting Johann and having him as our guide was awesome! A beautiful and easy bike ride. We saw some amazing things and Johann had some fun and quirky facts that we really enjoyed learning. He is very easy going, took pictures for us and didn't complain when we needed bathroom breaks😆 Spending the day out... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

When it comes to tours, the experience really hinges on the quality of the guide. There is no better guide than Johann. We took Tartan's scenic Sky to Sea tour from the outskirts of Edinburgh into the city. Johann picked up me, my wife and 19--year-old daughter promptly at our Royal Mile hotel in his car stacked with bikes and... More 

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Johann J, Owner at The Tartan Bicycle Company, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review for your bike tour almost 2 years. I remember our tour very well, and am very happy to have had such a lasting impression on your trip to Scotland. I hope to see you all again. Johann at The Tartan Bicycle Company More 

Adelaide
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

In Edinburgh on the weekend and contacted Tartan for a self guided ride. Johann suggested trying his new Big Yin 66 kms around Edinburgh. It turned out to be an excellent ride, and a great day. We rode it together. Johann is great company, the bike was excellent and it was good value experience.

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Hoogland, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We just finished a 2 day tent of bikes with Johann and it was superb! Delivery (& pick-up) at the hotel doorstep, tips & tricks, excellent states of the bikes and good focus on our overall safety! We purchased a SPOKES Edinburgh Cycle Map to be able to go the full distance ( buy it!!!! - you won't regret it!).... More 

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Johann J, Owner at The Tartan Bicycle Company, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback on your bike hire experience with us. We are grateful for your custom and hope to serve you again soon. Johann at The Tartan Bicycle Company More 

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