Bike Hire in Edinburgh

Hiring a bicycle from us is easy. Simply contact us at info@tartanbiketours.com or give us a call on 0044(0)7973940924. Please state your hire dates, accommodation address, and individual heights for bike sizing. Drop off at your accommodation and uplift at the end of the hire term can be arranged anywhere within Edinburgh and around Scotland.

Bike Hire from Only £11 Per Day

Our fleet of bicycles consists of a range of reliable hybrid/city bikes, comfortable trekking bicycles, and our popular electric pedal assist bikes (e-bikes). So whether you’re planning a leisurely jaunt along Edinburgh’s  extensive network of cycle paths, or a week-long tour around Scotland, there’s a bike here to suit almost every adventure.

Bike Hire Rates

1 DAY2 DAYS3 TO 4 DAYS5 TO 7 DAYS8 DAYS +
HYBRID/CITY BIKE*£ 22 per day£ 19£ 17£ 13£ 11
TREKKING BIKE*£ 25 per day£ 22£ 19£ 16£ 13
E-BIKE*£ 45 per day£ 38£ 29N/AN/A

What type of bike should I hire?

Hybrid/City Bike – Idealy used for short to mid-range distances (up to 45 miles/70 kms daily), on a mixture of gradients. Can be ridden on tarmac roads and cycle paths, or light off-road trails. Hybrid/City bikes typically feature an Alloy frame with steel fork, 24 or 27 speed Shimano gearing, and v-brakes or hydraulic disc brakes. Bikes come fitted with mudguards, luggage racks and a bottle cage.

Trekking Bike – Due to the addition of a lockable front suspension fork, trekking bikes are a more comfortable bike to use for longer distance adventures (up to 75 miles/120kms daily), on a mixture of gradients. More aggressive tyre tread gives good grip on off-road trails, and hydraulic brakes give reliable stopping power in wet conditions and steeper descents. Quality Shimano components provide a accurate 24 to 27 speed shifting. Bikes come fitted with mudguards, luggage racks and a bottle cage.

Pedal Assisted Electric Bike (E-Bike) – Helping the rider cycle faster and for longer distances. Our quality E-bikes feature a mid drive (Bosch) or rear-wheel drive (Volt) motor which assists the bike as the rider pedals, for a distance of up to 50 miles/80 kms. E-bikes have become very popular in recent years with novice and experienced cyclists looking for fun and less strenuous ride… It really is just like riding a bike! Bikes come fitted with mudguards and luggage racks. Please note: minimum age restriction of 14 years of age for e-bikes.

Our electric pedal assist bicycles feature the latest e-bike motor technology and have a range of approximately 50 miles (80 kilometres). This is dependent on temperature, weight of rider, wind and use of the bikes pedal assist function. However, the bike will still operate as a manual bicycle without battery power. For multiple day hire we will provide a battery charger, which requires a 230v power supply with approximately 4 hours full charge time. Our e-bikes must be stored overnight in a dry secure place with the battery removed.

All prices are shown as price per day/bike. All hires are subject to photographic ID and the retention of credit card details for safe return – please see full Terms and Conditions

*Free delivery and pick up within Edinburgh when three or more bikes are hired. We charge an extra £10 to the cost for the delivery of up to 2 bicycles. Transport outside the city can also be arranged to anywhere in Scotland, for you, your luggage and your hire bike. We’ll even transport customers own bicycles. Saving you the hassle of using public transport – it can often work out cheaper! Please email us for a quote and more details

 

Included in the hire:

  • Helmet
  • Security locks
  • Pump, spare inner tube and basic tools

What’s not included:

Breakdown Assistance is not always available and will be chargeable outside the city of Edinburgh. Unfortunately, although rare, as we do our up most to avoid our bicycles receiving punctures or mechanical failings, it is impossible to eliminate these events from happening entirely. We provide basic tools, a pump, inner tube and patches with every hire. It is very important, especially on multi day trips, that the rider is familiar with how to use these tools to carry out basic maintenance to the bike. If you are unsure about how to remove a wheel from the bicycle and fix a puncture, then please ask on delivery for a demonstration.

Extras:

  • Spokes Maps ‘The essential companion to any bike ride around Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Lothians’.
    Maps available: Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian – £5.95 each
  • Pair of rear waterproof pannier bags – £2 per day
  • Handlebar Bag – £2 per day

All of our bikes are safety-checked and serviced by a qualified bike mechanic before each hire.