Cycling Routes & Paths in Scotland

Pedal your way around Scotland with ease by following the country’s designated National Cycle Network (NCN). Whatever your preferred distance, you’ll find many cycle routes in Scotland that suit you!


2,100 miles of National Cycle Network routes on country roads and cycle paths.
Over 500 miles of traffic-free walking and cycling routes on railway paths, canal towpaths and forest trails.
Signposted with blue cycle route signs with red number patches. In some places, blue stickers with red number patches may be used.
Cyclist Shetland

Explore sections of Route 7 along the Forth & Clyde Canal, and you may just come across the world’s first and only rotating boatlift! This canal links Glasgow to Falkirk and has flat, traffic-free towpaths, ideal for cycling with wee ones. On this route is the famous Falkirk Wheel, an engineering marvel which connects the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.

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