Cycling in Fife - holidays in the picturesque Fife countryside

One of the finest ways to see Scotland is on two wheels. And with the development of the Kingdom of Fife Cycle Ways – a network of over 300 miles of dedicated Fife cycle routes along quiet country lanes, disused railway lines and forest tracks, Elderburn Luxury Lodges is the perfect base for cycling holidays in Scotland. So if you fancy a holiday cycling in Fife then read on.

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Explore the Fife Coastal Path

The Kingdom of Fife has many attractions that are guaranteed to delight. However, by far one of the must-see attractions is that of the Fife Coastal Path. Officially formed in 2002, the 177 mile-long path spans the distance of the coastline from North Queensferry to Tayport. The path meanders through many of Fife’s key historical sites and offers walkers technical challenges of varying difficulties. Enjoy discoveries of dolphins, puffins and seals as you explore this historical path. And visit many of the charming seaside villages and towns that give the Fife community its personality.

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More Fife cycle routes

There really is something for cyclists of all abilities. From the relatively flat 8-mile West Fife Way, which is suitable for both adults and children. To the 103-mile Kingdom Route, a circular trail that runs between the Forth and Tay road bridges. The latter actually runs through St Andrews making it totally accessible for Elderburn guests! If you choose to take up this particular challenge, you will also find yourself riding through old mining towns, the Cleish Hills, and Tentsmuir Nature Reserve. Experiencing a mixture of on and off-road cycling along the way.

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And there is more

The Ports of Tay is a 29-mile route that is very popular with families. This route takes in some beautiful coastal towns. Allowing you to take in some additional Fife attractions along the way, and also explores Tentsmuir Forest with a number of off-road routes. If mountain biking is your preference then a great option is the Fife Forest Circle. A 52-mile mixed road and forest route between Inverkeithing, Devilla Forest and Blair Adam Forest. Another adventure we would recommend is the Fife to Angus Cycle Route. This takes you a little further and has the added benefit of stunning views of the east coast of Scotland. At 65 miles it’s perhaps a little tough for families with young children. But you will find yourself in lovely seaside towns like Broughty Ferry and Carnoustie, so take time to enjoy the views.

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St Andrews bike hire: Spokes Cycles

Of course, walking the expanse of the Fife Coastal Path can be exhausting. With the entire path estimated to take an entire week to walk from beginning to end! Enter Spokes Cycles, St Andrews – a local company providing efficient and quality bike hire without the restrictions of hourly rates. The daily hire rate is also inclusive of helmets and locks if required. Plus, a discounted weekly rate is available if you plan to bike all 7 days of your break away. However, being a popular choice for both locals and visitors, we advise booking in advance.

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Book your break today

St. Andrews, Fife, is the perfect destination for those considering a cycling break. Teeming with not only stunning countryside and coastal paths, but cultural attractions, world-class golf and fine dining to book, the only problem you will have is leaving! To find out more about booking your cycling break why not head on over to our view our lodges and special offers? Have any further questions? Get in touch here.

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We stayed in lodge 4 which was by far the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in, immaculate, spacious, so well equipped. The books, DVDs and board games were an extra touch and came in handy for some family time after exploring during the day. The surrounding area is beautiful and so many things to see and do nearby. West Sands beach is clean and beautiful and Bishop’s Wood and Craigtoun Country Park about a mile away are both worth a look. There are so many things we didn’t get chance to explore so I think we will be back. I think we will struggle to find any other accomodation as nice as this. Many thanks to Anne and the team.

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