A bit about us…

The Tartan Bicycle Company

Edinburgh based bike tour and bicycle hire company. Offering scheduled and private day tours, and transportation services around Scotland.

Hello and welcome, my name is Johann and I am the owner and founder of The Tartan Bicycle Company.

I was raised close to Edinburgh and have proudly guided bike tours throughout Scotland since 2012. During my 20-year obsession with bicycles, I’ve enjoyed taking part in many disciplines of the sport including mountain biking, road cycling and touring. My other passion is Scotland; with its unique landscape, history and people. I consider myself very fortunate to live in a country where everyone is free to explore and which features such a good cycling infrastructure. What better way to experience Scotland than on a humble bicycle!

Riding bicycles in beautiful surroundings, making new friends and having a bit of a banter, are what we believe to be vital to having a good time on any bike tour around Scotland.

To date, we have taken thousands of visitors from all over the globe on our carefully selected bike routes. There is something for everyone, and with the option of our quality e-bikes, almost all of our tours are achievable by anyone who can ride a bike.  We are consistently fine-tuning our craft to make your experience as memorable and personal as possible.

I hope you will join us on a tour soon!

Why choose us?

What we can offer you

Personal and Professional Service

Small group sizes and private tours with a fully qualified guide

Secure online booking

Complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you within 24 hours

Quality Bicycles

Our fleet of 50 manual and e-bikes are regularly serviced and maintained

Free Transfers

Free door to door service within Edinburgh on all of our of tours in our customized bike bus


Choose from our selection of guided bike tours with the company of a friendly and knowledgeable guide. All our tours include return transport to your accommodation in our comfortable customised vehicle. We have a choice of bicycles, including road and hybrid bikes, as well as our ever popular ebikes – electric pedal assist bicycle.


Touring Scotland by bike is guaranteed to be a memorable experience, and there is something for everybody. So whether you want to road bike around the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands, venturing out for a few days to one of the beautiful islands on the West coast, or mountain biking at some of the best trail centres in the world, we’ll help you create your perfect cycling trip.