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The Tartan Bicycle Company

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About The Tartan Bicycle Company
The Tartan Bicycle Company have been providing guided and self-guided bike tours around the City of Edinburgh and all over Scotland since 2013. We aim to provide a first class cycling and sightseeing experience for cyclists of all abilities. Here's what we believe makes us different form other tour providers - Large fleet of quality e-bikes and manual bicycles - Door to door transportation in our customized vehicle - Small groups - Selection of carefully selected cycle routes with safety a priority - Friendly, experienced and qualified guides - Bike hire - Customized day and multi day private tours.
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Daygloss wrote a review 27 Jun
Lancashire, United Kingdom22 contributions31 helpful votes
We had originally booked this tour in September 2021 but due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to go, but Johann was very accommodating and was happy to reschedule to an alternative date. On the day of the tour our travel plans were disrupted due to train strikes so we had to travel into Edinburgh by car, only to be faced with roadworks when we arrived, we were beginning to think we’d miss our tour, as by now we were running a few minutes late, and unable to find the pick up point, luckily Johann made contact with us told us to stay put and he would find us, we’d still be walking the streets of Edinburgh if he hadn’t. Before the tour actually started we were able to ride round a local park to get used to the E-Bikes and it’s gears and functions. We used the Turbo setting for riding up the hills and Tour setting on the flat. The Turbo setting really is effortless. The Tour follows the old transport networks of Edinburgh including canal towpaths, old railway lines, and also through some of the many parks, you do a little riding on the road but its very safe and secure. Johann is very knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommended if you want something a little different and see the places you wouldn’t normally see. Thanks Johann. Best Wishes from Damian & Julienne
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Marisa C wrote a review 26 Jun
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Edinburgh has so many neighborhoods, parks and paths that we never would have seen without this tour! 16 miles. 4 hours. Great guide. New bikes. Souvenir water bottles. Truly a fabulous experience!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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BRad wrote a review 26 Jun
Hermosa Beach, California3 contributions
Johan was the best - stayed in touch, picked us up on time (and also said he would keep us informed if anything was delayed - local, historian, worked in hospitality since his teens and was so friendly to not only our group, but also his fellow local people - hybrid eBikes lets us get a fun good workout in, while taking the pressure off of an unknown terrain - just a great tour of the city and great guy - HIGHLY Recommend Tartan! Brad & Sabrina, Hermosa Beach, CA.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Fiona79 wrote a review 26 Jun
Sydney30 contributions31 helpful votes
A brilliant day out. We had booked e bikes to make it extra easy but didn't need to use the extra help too much thanks to the brilliant route that Johann had planned for us. Everything was excellent: the bikes and equipment, chat and tour tips, the incredible bakery stop and soundtrack on the return journey. A fantastic way to get a real taste of Scotland's mountains and lochs in only a day trip. As a Sydneysider from Edinburgh I highly recommend the tour for both tourists and locals alike.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Nathan H wrote a review 25 Jun
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Visited Edinburgh for a short while and wanted to see the city by bike, Tartan Bicycle Company made that dream come true. We rented bikes for a day and Johann made it very easy with great communication, timely drop-off and pick-up, and recommendations on where to travel and best paths. The quality of the bikes was excellent and the equipment was all very well taken care of. Next time I'm in the city I will certainly be renting from them again. If their bikes are this nice, I can only imagine how great their tours are!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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