Family enjoying the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

Family enjoying the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

Bike Hire and Cycling in Dumfries

Cycling in Dumfries Scotland is one of the best ways to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside and the quiet roads with a good choice of routes and off-road cycle tracks to explore.

The hotel can arrange for Bicycle hire for road bikes, mountain bikes, kids Bikes and a Tandem.

A days bicycle hire for two for one day is £35, plus we have bicycle cleaning facilities and secure storage.

The terrain around the hotel is quite gentle and the countryside very varied, with a network of quiet roads making it ideal cycling country. We have a lovely route mapped out which includes a visit to Drumlanrig castle and Morton Castle.

We offer cyclists several superb routes, which take in the best of cycling in Scotland from challenging off road treks in the forest of Ae & the Drumlanrig estate to more gentle routes following the course of the River Nith and the southern Uplands.

7Stanes Cycle Routes

weblogo2What are the 7stanes?  The 7stanes are a series of mountain bike centres in Forestry Commission Scotland forests in the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway: Glentress & Innerleithen, Newcastleton, Glentrool, Mabie, Ae, Dalbeattie and Kirroughtree.

There are 400km of all-weather trail – more than enough for a week’s holiday in the South of Scotland!  Add to that the natural trails in the surrounding hills and singletrack at Drumlanrig and you’re sure to find a trail to suit you.


Cycling Photographs © Forestry Commission Scotland

7Stanes Dalbeattie Centre

Whether you’ve ridden everywhere or nowhere, 7stanes has something for you.  Expert or complete beginner? – the 7stanes has trails for all abilities, in all styles from sweet flowing singletrack to monster berms and jumps.  Ride them all this year and decide which is your favourite.

Even if the family don’t want to ride every day, there are masses of other things to do in the South of Scotland, from castles and stately homes to adventure playgrounds and farm parks with every other activity you could possibly imagine in between.