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Where to cycle in Dundee

Dundee Green Circular

Dundee’s Green Circular is our circular cyclable sight-seeing route covering 25 miles around the city!

Almost all of the Green Circular is on shared use paths, although there are some sections on the road. The route is suitable for all standard bikes, mainly with a tarmac surface. Unsurfaced paths at Templeton Woods and Panmurefield may be muddy or stony.  The route is well signposted in both directions, but a copy of the Dundee Cycle Map is useful to help find your way and indicates barriers which may be difficult for tandems, trikes or cargo bikes.

Dundee's Greenways are routes that join the Green Circular to other destinations across the city. The routes provide useful links between work places, shops, leisure facilities and recreation areas.


Places of interest on the route:

V&A museum

RRS Discovery

Dundee Airport

Dundee Botanic Gardens

Riverside Nature Park and Inner Tay Estuary

Lynch Sports Centre

Camperdown ParkCamperdown Wildlife Centre, Play Park, historic Mansion House (not open to the public)

Templeton Woods

Clatto Park and Reservoir

Trottick Ponds Local Nature Reserve

Caird Park, Mains Castle (not open to the public) and Regional Performance Sport Centre 

Finlathen Aquaduct

7 Arches viaduct

Broughty Ferry Beach, Broughty Castle, Harbour, Castle Green Play Area and lifeboat station Broughty Ferry

Grassy Beach and Royal Tay Yacht Club

Port of Dundee

HMS Unicorn and Victoria Dock

Dundee Active Travel Hub and Urban Beach

Are you into Mountain biking?

Dundee has a specially built mountain bike trail and other suggested routes across the city.

Templeton Triangle Skills Trail

The challenges along the trail include steps and drops, jumps, tight corners, rock and root obstacles and challenging climbs. Please read the sign at the start of the trail for safety information and tips. The blue trail has easy options around TTFs and is suitable for riders with experience of off road riding. The red trail is for experienced riders. You will need a well maintained quality Mountain Bike and wear cycle helmet and gloves.


BMX riders are welcome at the large skate park in Dudhope Park and smaller skate parks in South Road Park and Finlathen Park. Dudhope skate park has an active community and experienced BMXers and skaters support the less confident. https://friendsofdudhopepark.com/skatepark/


Beyond Dundee

If you fancy exploring a bit further south NCN Route 1 will take you over the Tay Road Bridge to Tentsmuir Forest and St Andrews along the Fife Coastal route. Or you could head east and along the lovely Angus Coastal route, off road path, past Monifieth to Carnoustie, Easthaven and Arbroath. Try heading west, across the Carse of Gowrie which is known for very flat quiet roads and easy, fast cycling. The NCN 77 connects Invergowrie, Kingoodie, Errol and Perth. Even more cycling around Dundee can be found here.


Download Dundee’s Cycle Map for FREE here