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Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Mountain biking in Scottish Borders is one of the best ways to explore more of this area of Scotland. To help you experience the best the region has to offer, we’ve reviewed our full collection of mountain bike routes to bring you the top 20. Just click on any of the routes below to browse real tips and photos shared by other members of Komoot’s mountain biking community, to see what they liked most about these Tours—and to find the perfect mountain bike route for your next ride.

Difficult
02:42
13.8 mi
Difficult
03:33
19.8 mi
Difficult
02:42
16.8 mi
Difficult
01:54
10.8 mi
Difficult
02:44
19.4 mi
Intermediate
02:18
12.4 mi
Difficult
02:07
13.3 mi
Difficult
01:35
12.9 mi
Difficult
01:39
9.24 mi
Difficult
01:22
8.64 mi
Intermediate
02:13
15.0 mi
Difficult
02:07
14.0 mi
Intermediate
02:28
18.8 mi
Difficult
01:14
7.80 mi
Difficult
02:47
21.5 mi
Difficult
01:15
8.15 mi
Intermediate
02:39
21.2 mi
Difficult
04:05
27.9 mi
Difficult
03:49
26.9 mi
Intermediate
02:08
17.7 mi

The 20 best MTB rides in Scottish Borders

    1
    Difficult
    02:42
    13.8 mi
    5.1 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,175 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    2
    Difficult
    03:33
    19.8 mi
    5.6 mph
    2,900 ft
    2,900 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 3
    Difficult
    02:42
    16.8 mi
    6.2 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    4
    Difficult
    01:54
    10.8 mi
    5.7 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    5
    Difficult
    02:44
    19.4 mi
    7.1 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    6
    Intermediate
    02:18
    12.4 mi
    5.4 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    7
    Difficult
    02:07
    13.3 mi
    6.3 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    8
    Difficult
    01:35
    12.9 mi
    8.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    9
    Difficult
    01:39
    9.24 mi
    5.6 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    10
    Difficult
    01:22
    8.64 mi
    6.3 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    11
    Intermediate
    02:13
    15.0 mi
    6.8 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Difficult
    02:07
    14.0 mi
    6.6 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,875 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    13
    Intermediate
    02:28
    18.8 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    14
    Difficult
    01:14
    7.80 mi
    6.4 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    15
    Difficult
    02:47
    21.5 mi
    7.7 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    16
    Difficult
    01:15
    8.15 mi
    6.5 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    17
    Intermediate
    02:39
    21.2 mi
    8.0 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    18
    Difficult
    04:05
    27.9 mi
    6.8 mph
    3,350 ft
    3,325 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    19
    Difficult
    03:49
    26.9 mi
    7.0 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,425 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    20
    Intermediate
    02:08
    17.7 mi
    8.3 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

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