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The Tartan Bicycle Company

136 Main Street | Pathhead, Edinburgh EH37 5PX, Scotland
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Best way to see Scotland - by bike

Johann of Tartan Bicycle Company loves Scotland and loves his job. I did two separate day tours... read more

Reviewed today
OneMuskoka
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Muskoka District, Ontario
Wonderful overview of the city and surroundings

Johann did a fabulous job with the Tour of the Bridges. Lots of different sights most travelers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
DougDayberry
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Jacksonville, Florida
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The Tartan Bicycle Company have been providing guided and self-guided bike tours around the City of Edinburgh and all over Scotland since 2013. Our aim is to provide a first class cycling and sightseeing experience for cyclists of all abilities. Here's what we believe makes us different form other tour providers - Large fleet of quality e-bikes and manual bicycles - Door to door transportation in our customized vehicle - Small groups - Selection of carefully selected cycle routes with safety a priority - Friendly, experienced and qualified guides - Bike hire - Customized day and multi day private tours.
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“sea tour” (28 reviews)
“bike tour” (43 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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136 Main Street | Pathhead, Edinburgh EH37 5PX, Scotland
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"road bike"
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"auld reekie"
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"enjoyable ride"
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"pentland hills"
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"great guide"
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"e bike"
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"lots of photo ops"
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"explore edinburgh"
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Reviewed today

Johann of Tartan Bicycle Company loves Scotland and loves his job. I did two separate day tours with time - one self guided and one as part of a group. Both were stellar. He has the latest gear, and sets you up with everything you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Johann did a fabulous job with the Tour of the Bridges. Lots of different sights most travelers miss by remaining in Central Edinburgh. The views at Queensberry, the bridges and Cramond are fantastic. Johann's storytelling about these points is intriguing. An exceptional tour by an...More

Thank DougDayberry
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Johann J, Owner at The Tartan Bicycle Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Doug for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed our Bridges bike tour. It was a pleasure showing you around my city. I hope to meet you again soon. Thank you, Johann

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only get to spend one day in Edinburgh, this is what you'd want to do. Johann took us on a tour of the most beautiful places op the city, from the hills all the way to the beach. We've heard wonderful stories and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many thanks to Johann for taking us on the Sky to Sea tour. We love cycling at home and find it a great way to see a lot of a new city in a short time, and also give tired feet a rest! The pick...More

Thank Rosycheeks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very nice bike trip in the countrysite of Edinburgh (The bridgestour). Johann is a very nice and good guide. He knows and told a lot about the area and the city of Edinburgh. He is an enthusiastic guide. I really recommend to...More

Thank Arie E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a full day tour, Big Yin Bicycle Tour, and it was the best day of our stay in Edinburgh. The bikes were so light and easy to ride, Johann supplyed softer saddle on the bikes. He also offered backpack on my bike...More

Thank Guðrún S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day riding around Edinburgh with Johann! Amazing experience and a great way to see the city.

Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had a great day cycling along the Union Canal from The Falkirk Wheel to Edinburgh. Although it was a self guided tour Johann was very helpful in all respects as well as showing us sights we never expected to see on the tour....More

Thank ellisiana
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Johann is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and did a great job getting my old Raleigh mtrax as good as new. He's always willing to talk bikes and even cast his eye over a new bike I had and offered useful advice. Thoroughly recommended!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This fall, I rented bikes from Johan for a biking trip in Scotland. We had 6 people in my group who needed to rent bikes, helmets, panniers, etc. From day one emailing with Johan, he was incredibly helpful and thoughtful. He met us in Edinburgh...More

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