The Central Belter

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Union Canal

Union Canal


The Central Belter is a new bikepacking route currently in development. It will incorporate the popular Capital Trail and will further extend into the west of Edinburgh, offering you a very unique combination of urban and backcountry riding, spiced up with a lot of history (you will go past the cottage in which James Watt laid down his plans for his steam engine).

Keep following Bikepacking Scotland on Twitter, InstagramFacebook and YouTube for more updates. The route will be finished in summer 2017, the inaugural ride will start on Saturday 9 September at 8am at Portobello Beach in Edinburgh. For more information on the event go here.

Finished parts of the route will be published here.