Guests 10
from £455.00 per trip

Adam Staton

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:18

Just home from the Tweed Valley Enduro Long Weekend with MTB Beds. Wow what a weekend. Epic riding, superb guides, great accommodation and some more epic riding. A superb intro to the Tweed Valley and the riding on offer at Glentress, The Golfie and Innerleithen. Rich and The MTB Beds team are superb - helpful, knowledgeable and responsive and Murray and the Team at Glentress Hotel were brilliant. Thoroughly recommended.

Gary T

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 11:33

Absolutely brilliant experience. The accommodation (Ravenscraig guest house) and food was spot on for both quality and the location. Bike security and facilities for wash and repair was excellent. Our guide, Mike Wilkes couldn’t have done a better job of informing and including all the riders in our group. The routes ticked all the boxes and the trails and views will be memories to last a lifetime. Bought the ticket, had a great ride😁👍

Glentress E-MTB & Tweed Valley Tour - E-bikes in the Tweed Valley just make sense! The Tweed Valley is home to some of the finest Mountain Bike trails anywhere in Europe having hosted the Enduro World Series for the past few years! We have operated our traditional Enduro trips out of this mountain bike mecca for several years and the E-bike version is just as good, if not better. Iconic trails including NY NY, Big Baw, Gypsy Glen and more. 

The valley is steep with punchy climbs and punchy descents, we use that e-bike power to save our legs and get a few extra laps in or tackle a big adventure before the pub calls! With charging points at the hotel along with an E-Bike rental fleet, we have all the bases covered for this awesome E-Bike trip in the Tweed Valley. 

E-Bikes in the Tweed Valley are superb

Our E-Bikes will take us all over the Tweed Valley from the vast trail center of Glentress only meters from the accommodation door to the more remote areas in the East of the valley. We will ride everything from the steep and technical trails of the Golfie to the fast, flowing and endless trails of Yair forest. This trip allows us to ride the best of the best in the Tweed Valley without our legs giving up on us, it allows us to go further and enjoy more of an adventure on certain days. We pass on the Innerleithen uplift and visit the local trails off the beaten track. 

What's Included

  • 3 days of professional guided riding in the Tweed Valley
  • 3 Nights 3* hotel accommodation in twin / triple rooms with bar, restaurant and terrace. (single supplement available, possible to arrive the night before also)
  • Hearty, cooked breakfasts with local ingredients
  • Secure bike storage, bike wash down station and works area with, stand, brushes, tools and pump
  • £10 from every booking will be donated to the Tweed Valley Trail Association for maintaining these amazing trails and working on the development of the area!

*Lunch and evening meals not included, the hotel offers a great evening menu or there is the buzzy town of Peebles just minutes away

*Airport transfers are possible with our trusted partners, please ask on booking. 

E-Bikes are not included but we can help with hire and have our own fleet of Specialized Levo SL's. The hotel also has Cube and Ghost bikes for hire 

Facilities

Amazing food
Local knowledge
True adventure
Single track
Professional guides
Mountain peaks
Electric bikes
Eco friendly
Bike wash

BOOKING DEPOSIT REQUIRED

To secure your place on the Tweed Valley Enduro Long Weekend Tour A 30% per person booking deposit is required. Deposits are non-refundable and the full balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival in Scotland.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

If prefer your own privacy or simply want to spread out and would like your own room there is a single occupancy option for your own room. This depends on the availability and is limited to a certain number of rooms per property per week. 

The price is £85 if it is an additional night before or after the trip dates or an additional £50 per night during set trip dates. 

If this is of interest then please contact us for prices, your deposit will then be calculated at 30% of your total holiday cost.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

This is our sample itinerary, it can change due to several factors but should give you a good idea of what the trip entails. 

If you wish to stay at the accommodation the night before the trip starts as you have travelled far or like to have a lie in we can do this for you with no problem. Please just let us know. 

You can expect anything between 1000 - 1400 metres of climbing and 35 - 50k distances each day!

Day 0 

Arrive - Check into your accommodation from 3 pm (arrive earlier and park up) and go for a spin at Glentress if you so wish, the trails are out of the door and Murray the hotel owner will be happy to point you in the right direction. Get back, check-in, grab a shower, beer and some food and chill out before the real action starts on day 1. 

Day 1

Glentress - Your guide will meet you at 9 am at the hotel and you will be pedalling straight out of the accommodation, into the Glentress trail centre within seconds. A 20-minute pedal up to the Buzzards nest through the forest is first then a steep climb to the top of the hill where the longest trail of the day awaits you. Getting up to speed and feeling that confidence is the aim of the morning with time to discuss any coaching bits people want to work on. We will then head off into the forest to explore some of the real hidden gems that the Glentress trail centre hides! before back to the hotel for lunch and to make and bi e adjustments. Back into the forest for more single track and an epic descent to finish the day including some of the 2014 Enduro World Series race tracks straight back into the accommodation for beers at around 5 pm.

Day 2

The Golfie - The hill with the biggest reputation in the Valley! A big day with some big trails, you can expect anything between 1000-1300 metres of climbing with a lot more descending thrown in. The iconic trails of the Golfie will be on the hit list in the morning before lunch at a local cafe. The afternoon holds more off-piste treats with some wild descents, one which might include a Pony, before a quick pedal back to the accommodation for a well-deserved rest but not before a dip in the river if you are brave enough! 

Day 3

Upper Tweed Valley - A perfect mix of old-school trails and modern Enduro-style1 riding. Getting away from the masses at the trail centres and climbing up to the classic Gypsy Glen route (537 Mtrs) to start a 2k singletrack descent surrounded by purple heather all the way back to Peebles. A swift coffee and cake stop before tackling the John Buchan way climb up to the old Roman hill fort that marks the start of the Cademuir ridge. After completing the ridge we ride some more hidden single track through the woods and over the Neidpath viaduct. Looking to finish up around 3pm to give everyone time to make it home, if you wish to stay on Sunday night we can arrange this.

TRAVEL

Included in the price is all your travel whilst on the trip with us in Scotland and we can also arrange airport / train pick up at an additional cost. If you are planning to self drive there is parking at the accommodation and as we will be based here for the duration of the trip you car will be safe and secure without need to be moved. 

If you are flying up to us then the closest airport is Edinburgh just under 1 hrs drive. 

Our nearest railway station is Borders Railway in Galashiels, just 18-miles away.

Caledonian Sleeper - www.sleeper.scot - A very popular service with a late evening departure from London and and early morning arrival into Aviemore. Depart London 21:15 Arrive Aviemore 07:40 ready for coffee and bikes! £170 ish

ABILITY ACCESSOR

  • Advised bike - 150mm - 180mm Enduro bike *
  • Fitness - 3*
  • Skills and Technical ability - 3*
  • Riding Style - All Natural / Spirit of Adventure

The riding standard and fitness level required to ride the Tweed Valley trip is of an intermediate/advanced standard. This is not only for your enjoyment and personal safety, but it is also for the group as a whole. The riding can be very technical, long, steep and exposed. You must be fit and able to pedal 1200M+ in the day. We have E-Bike but these are not a replacement for fitness they simply allow us to ride that extra trails, that extra climb and make sure we are ready for the next day! 

Please read our ability assessor and ask any questions before making your booking.

Follow our Ability Assessor to see if this holiday is for you

HOLIDAY INSURANCE

It is essential and a required part of your booking process that you have holiday insurance in place for your trip that covers against medical and personal accident and all the activities including mountain biking you will take part in. 

We have worked with Yellow Jersey Cycle insurance for the past 3 years now and feel they offer the perfect Travel and Bike insurance package. All Atlas Ride Co clients also receive a 10% discount on their Mountain Bike and Travel policies. Your discount code will be in your booking confirmation. 

Yellow Jersey

KIT LIST

Kit List - The weather can be very varied in Scotland so we need to be prepared. 

  • Water and snacks – gels, energy bars, flapjacks, jelly babies 
  • Mini pump for your valve type 
  • 2 inner tubes - Scotland is very rocky! 
  • Tube patches (preferably self-adhesive) 
  • Tyre plugs if tubeless 
  • Tyre levers 
  • Multi-tool 
  • 1 set of spare brake pads 
  • Rear gear hanger for your bike - essential 
  • Cable ties
  • Duct tape (we suggest wrapping 1m around your pump) 
  • Power link for your chain type and speed 
  • Mobile phone - in a waterproof case or plastic bag 
  • Small personal first aid kit if you have one 
  • Any medication you need Recommended clothing 
  • Range Extender battery if you know you need it! 

Recommended Clothing

  • Helmet 
  • Knee pads 
  • Windproof jacket 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Insulated jacket or warm emergency layer 
  • Riding glasses 
  • Gloves (worth having a spare pair if it’s wet) 
  • Waterproof socks 
  • Chamois cream if you use it

Your guides will carry

  • Pliers
  • Chain splitter
  • Emergency spokes
  • Spoke key
  • Adjustable spanner
  • Cassette tool and chain wrench
  • Shock pump
  • Puncture and tubeless repair kits
  • Small bottle of chain lube
  • Spare chain links/joining pins
  • Assorted nuts and bolts
  • Emergency shelter
  • Emergency blanket
  • Warm insulated jacket
  • First aid kit
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Mobile phones
  • VHF radio

OUR GUIDES

Meet Craig, a Tweed Valley local, level 3 guide and retired fireman. This man loves nothing more than charging the steep and technical descents of the valley on his hardtail ( he's made from granite ) but don't let that fool you into thinking he's a slouch on the up's..oh no. He knows the valley inside out and has a few stories up his sleeve also. An awesome guide who will instal confidence in you through your trip! 

 

craig mtb guide tweed valley

Reviews

Just home from the Tweed Valley Enduro Long Weekend with Atlas Ride Co. Wow what a weekend. Epic riding, superb guides, great accommodation and some more epic riding. A superb intro to the Tweed Valley and the riding on offer at Glentress, The Golfie and Innerleithen. Rich and The Atlas Ride Co team are superb - helpful, knowledgeable and responsive and Murray and the Team at Glentress Hotel were brilliant. Thoroughly recommended.

Adam S.

Me and 8 friends booked our trip to the tweed valley through Atlas Ride Co and could 't be happier. The hotel was spot on and so was the food. The rides were absolutely brilliant the guides took on what we liked and pushed us out of our comfort zone a little to improve our riding. The golfie was definitely the highlight of the trip!

Ryan C.

Recently returned and Well!!! the 6 of us had a great experience with Atlas Ride Co at the Glentress Hotel, I've stayed with them a few times before in Morzine they've always looked after us really professional, We had great guides that showed us all the local off Piste trails with lots technical stuff too. They tailored our riding perfectly would defiantly go again next year, Brilliant keep up the good work Guys.

Brian M.

Booking and Availability

Please select your desired date below to start the booking process. We also offer several Tweed Valley MTB tour dates so please check HERE if the normal bike tour dates don't work for you. 

We have many groups and individuals that wish to ride this incredible destination so please book live below or send an enquiry form to us with your preferred dates regardless of the numbers in your party and we will do the rest to make the trip happen. We have a long waiting list and a little flexibility can make all the difference. 

PRIVATE GROUPS - Please contact us for a custom tour on a specific date and one of our team will get back to you ASAP!

Adam Staton

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:18

Just home from the Tweed Valley Enduro Long Weekend with MTB Beds. Wow what a weekend. Epic riding, superb guides, great accommodation and some more epic riding. A superb intro to the Tweed Valley and the riding on offer at Glentress, The Golfie and Innerleithen. Rich and The MTB Beds team are superb - helpful, knowledgeable and responsive and Murray and the Team at Glentress Hotel were brilliant. Thoroughly recommended.

Gary T

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 11:33

Absolutely brilliant experience. The accommodation (Ravenscraig guest house) and food was spot on for both quality and the location. Bike security and facilities for wash and repair was excellent. Our guide, Mike Wilkes couldn’t have done a better job of informing and including all the riders in our group. The routes ticked all the boxes and the trails and views will be memories to last a lifetime. Bought the ticket, had a great ride😁👍

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