Bike Hire in Edinburgh

Our Fleet of hire bicycles from quality brands such as Trek, Marin, Ridley and Cube, offer an extensive range of reliable hybrid/trekking and gravel bikes. We also stock pedal assist bicycles (e-bikes). So whether you are planning a leisurely jaunt along Edinburgh’s extensive network of cycle paths, or a week long bike-packing trip of Scotland, there is a bicycle here to suit almost every adventure.

Bike Hire Direct To Your Door

Hiring a bicycle from us is easy. Simply contact us at  Please state your hire dates, accommodation address, and individual heights for bike sizing. We will drop your bike off at your accommodation or a pre arranged meeting point, and uplift at the end of the hire term. Delivery can be arranged anywhere within Edinburgh and around Scotland * Additional transport costs apply 

Bike Hire Rates

HYBRID TREKKING BIKE* £ 28 per day£ 25 per day£ 22 per day£ 19 per day£ 15 per day
GRAVEL BIKE*£ 45 per day£ 39 per day£ 33 per day£ 26 per day£ 22 per day
E-BIKE*£ 50 per day£ 44 per day£ 39 per day£ 35 per day£ 29 per day

Hybrid Trekking Bike – The word ‘hybrid’ in the world of bicycles (not to be confused with ‘hybrid’ cars) is simply used to describe a manual bicycle that can be used on a variety of surfaces, road and light off-road trails. Ideally suited for mid distance rides of around 50 miles (80 kilometers) per day. Our hybrid bikes feature a front suspension fork for a more comfortable ride on uneven surfaces, a wide range of gears to tackle climbs, and grippy tyres and hydraulic disc brakes help provide control and reliable stopping power. All our hybrid trekking bikes come fitted with mudguards, luggage rack and a bottle cage. Our fleet of hybrid bikes consists of models including Cube ‘Nature’, Trek ‘Dual Sport’ and Marin ‘San Rafael’.

Gravel Bike – Gravel bikes look like road bikes, both have drop handlebars. However gravel bikes have lower gearing ratio and thicker tyres so they can ride over a variety of road and off road surfaces. Gravel bikes are very popular for their versatility, they are capable of covering long distances quickly and with confidence, making them popular for cyclists looking for a bike to use for multi-day bikepacking trips, daily commutes and even off-road cycling. Our Ridley Kanzo Apex gravel bikes feature cable disc brakes, 11 speed Sram Apex gearing, and come fitted mudguards and bottle holders. Frame, seat and handlebar bags are also available to hire for bikepacking adventures.

Pedal Assisted Electric Bike (E-Bike) – Helping the rider cycle faster and for longer distances. Our quality e-bikes feature reliable Bosch and Shimano Steps powered mid drive motors that assist the rider’s pedalling for distances of typically up to 60 miles/100 kms* on a single charge. E-bikes have become very popular in recent years with cyclists looking for a less strenuous workout or to cycle longer… It really is just like riding a bike! Our stock e-bikes include brands such as Cube, Ridley, Lappiere and Ortler. All e-bikes come fitted with mudguards and luggage racks.

Our electric pedal assist bicycles feature the latest e-bike motor technology and have an average range of 45 miles (75 kilometres). This is dependent on gradient, ambient temperature, weight of rider and luggage, 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 and will take approximately 4 hours to fully charge a battery from empty. Our e-bikes must be stored overnight in a dry secure place with the battery removed. Please note: The legal minimum age is 14 years for riders using e-bikes on public roads in the UK.

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.

* A standard delivery charge of £10 is applied to all hires within the city of Edinburgh. Transport of bikes and/or riders can be arranged to anywhere in Scotland at an additional fee. Please contact us at info@tartanbiketours for further information.

Included in the hire:

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

What’s not included:

Breakdown Assistance is not always available and will be chargeable outside the city of Edinburgh. We do our utmost to avoid our bicycles receiving mechanical failings. However 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 to fix a puncture, then please ask on delivery for a short demonstration.


  • Pair of rear waterproof pannier bags for trekking and e-bikes (approx 40 to 50 litres) = £2 per day/pair
  • Handlebar Bag (approx 7 litres) = £2 per day
  • Bike packing bag set for gravel bikes (includes large saddle, frame bag and handle bar, Total storage approx 30 litres) = £5 per day/set

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