Edinburgh Loops and Links

Discover Edinburgh by bike, using a series of free Sustrans Scotland maps that highlight some of the many traffic-free paths across the city.

Edinburgh Loops and Links are a simple set of informal maps with descriptions, designed to support people in Edinburgh who are not used to cycling in road traffic or are cycling with young children. As such these routes are almost entirely traffic-free, and where they do use a road it’s either very quiet, or for such a short distance that you could walk that section.

Our maps aren’t a comprehensive guide to Edinburgh, but offer encouragement to get out and about. Even experienced cyclists might find a new route for a more relaxed trip.

Edinburgh Loops and Links Openstreetmap

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These maps are based on Openstreetmap data. Openstreetmap is created by a large network of ordinary people rather than a professional survey organisation, so we cannot guarantee its accuracy.

These routes are also available as GPX downloads

GPX files can be used in a GPS device or with many mapping apps on smartphones or other devices.


Discover the National Cycle Network

Whether you walk, cycle, run or ride a horse, there's plenty of opportunity for adventure and getting involved!

children cycling

Cycling is a great way to have fun as a family and these rides have lots of things to see and do along the way. 

Find out about the fantastic artwork we have on the National Cycle Network and where you can spot it.

volunteers on the NCN

Check out our volunteer vacancies in your area.

kids out on a bike ride

Your donations will help maintain the National Cycle Network and provide safer routes for everyone to enjoy.