City to Coast

Distance: 12.43 miles/20 km. All routes start/finish at Middle Meadow Walk junction.

Duration: Approx 2-3 hours at a gentle pace.

Terrain: A mixture of shared use tarmac cycle paths. Suitable for road bikes and hybrids bikes. Mostly flat but with one short hill on the shared use cycle path in Holyrood Park on Queens Drive.

Description: A scenic route that meanders from the city centre of Edinburgh out to the coastal suburb of Portobello utilising a variety of shared use cycle routes such as The Innocent Railway and the Brunstane Burn Paths. Refreshments can be found on the Portobello Promenade with a range of cafe’s and pubs to choose from. The route returns to the city centre on the Lochend cycle path to Holyrood Park then back across the Meadows to the start.

Places of interest on the route: Portobello Beach & Promenade; Holyrood Abbey; Holyrood Palace; Dynamic Earth and The Scottish Parliament.