The Scottish Borders is home to some world class mountain biking and the regular haunt of all kinds of bikers on cross-country trails or high-octane down-hilling. If you want to put your rough-riding skills to the test, any of the following locations will provide some of the best outdoor workouts in the country.
The 7stanes offer fantastic mountain biking across the South of Scotland and in the Scottish Borders you can enjoy Glentress, Innerleithen and Newcastleton. With some of the best biking facilities in the UK, the popular Glentress centre offers everything from beginners trails to extreme downhill routes. There are also excellent facilities with a café, bike shop & bike hire and visitor centre on site. Just a few miles away at Innerleithen you can have more downhill thrills and in the south west tip of the area Newcastleton offers a perfect introduction to the stanes.
Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland have launched an interactive map of the mountain bike trails in Scotland including Glentress, Innerleithen and Newcastleton. Explore the trails here. Other sites include Swinnie, Craik, Elibank, Yair and there also forest trails around Jedburgh. All provide a good alternative venue for both novices and the more advanced rider. There is a good selection of mountain biking events for you to participate or to spectate at. Have a look at our events section or the 7stanes website to find out more.