Places to stay

Whether you want to stay in a hotel or hostel, a cosy cottage or under canvas, there’s a great choice of places that welcome cyclists throughout the country. Over 1,000 places subscribe to the Cyclists Welcome Scheme overseen by VisitScotland and at these establishments you can expect to find things such as clothes drying facilities, secure bike storage and a late meal or packed lunch as standard. Look out for the Cyclists Welcome Scheme badge when searching for your ideal place to stay.


Search and book online for all types of accommodation, including B&Bs, guesthouses, hostels, bunkhouses, bothies and campsites. Lists all members of the Cyclists Welcome Scheme.

Visit Scotland website or tel: 0845 22 55 121. 

Scottish Youth Hostels Association

The Scottish Youth Hostels Association (SYHA) is Scotland’s largest network of tourist hostels, with around 60 locations spread across the country.

Scottish Youth Hostelling Association or tel: 0870 1553255.

Scottish Independent Hostels

SIH is the largest hostel network of its type in the world, with over 115 hostels stretching from Scotland's Highlands and Islands to our vibrant cities.

Scottish Independent Hostels

The Scottish Government Sustrans