Edinburgh is not the friendliest city for bikes; there's a lot of traffic, even on weekends. The tourist information center can point you toward some quieter routes just beyond the city center. Rentals cost £75 per week for a 21-speed or mountain bike. Daily rates (24 hours) are about £16, with half days costing £12.
Bike Trax. A wide range of bikes is available at Bike Trax, which also sells clothing and accessories. 11–13 Lochrin Pl., Tollcross, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 9QX. 0131/228–6633. www.biketrax.co.uk.