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Kingdom Of Fife Self-Guided Bicycle Tour (6 Nights)

Tour code: FABSG6

Tour Overview

This trip takes you around the very best scenery and attractions of the historic Kingdom of Fife. Although it is possible to ride all the way from Edinburgh to St Andrews on the first day, it is suggested that you take a train out of the city and across the Firth of Forth Rail Bridge. There are a series of small stations between Inverkeithing on the northern end of the bridge and Leucars, about 5 miles from St Andrews. Scotland Bicycle Tours & VacationsThere is no problem putting bikes onto the trains. You overnight in ancient St Andrews for two nights, and on the second day ride a loop to the south to visit the fishing villages of the East Neuk. From St Andrews the next leg takes you north to the Firth of Tay, and then along the coast to Newburgh before turning inland to the village of Kinross on the shores of Loch Leven for another two night layover. The loop ride from here incorporates Falkland for a visit to Falkland Palace.

Leaving Kinross you ride south to Dunfermline and then cross the Forth Bridge to South Queensferry. From here it is a short ride into the centre of Edinburgh for the last night of your trip.

For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.
The itinerary follows routes L, M, N, O and Q.
The tour is rated B – suitable for average and experienced cyclists and for fit novices – click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • St Andrews Cathedral
  • St Andrews Golf Museum
  • Crail Harbour
  • Scotland’s Secret Bunker
  • Kellie Castle
  • Discovery Point
  • Tay Bridge
  • Falkland Palace
  • Loch Leven
  • Dumferline Abbey


  • Scotland Bicycle Tours & Vacations
  • Scotland Bicycle Tours & Vacations
  • Scotland Bicycle Tours & Vacations
  • Scotland Bicycle Tours & Vacations
  • Scotland Bicycle Tours & Vacations


  • Add one or more nights in Edinburgh at the beginning or end of your cycling.


  • The first day’s ride to St Andrews can be made as long or as short as you like by using the efficient train service from Edinburgh. You can get off the train at any of the several stations between Edinburgh and Leucars, close to St Andrews.

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at EDINBURGH        
2 route L Dunfermline St Andrews    
Kircaldy, Glenrothes, Cupar, Scottish Deer Centre
3 route M St Andrews St Andrews  
East Neuk fishing villages, Kellie Castle, Scotland's Secret Bunker
4 route N St Andrews Kinross    
Leuchar, Tay Bridge, Discovery Point, Newburgh
5 route O Kinross Kinross    
Loch Leven Castle, Loch Leven National Nature Reserve, Falkland Palace
6 route Q Kinross Edinburgh    
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry
7 depart from EDINBURGH          

Tour Costs

Costs in Sterling Pounds
basic cost per person sharing
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
pannier rental per pair
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
additional charge per rider

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