SEPTEMBER - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, Post-Covid Trip :-)

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Hi, Welcome to Boston-Scotland Cycling !
Vaccinations are started and should be completed by end of May,
and Scotland will then, be OPEN to us from America !

From 21 June all Social Restrictions will be lifted in England !, ( per notice on 22 Feb.), subject to public health tests and rule revisions.
Let’s see if Nicola follows suit.

SO, our Next Scotland Cycle Tour should leave, end of September, from Boston, for One Week. Dates are Draft, TBD. JOIN US to Edinburgh !
Come cycle with us, or just visit, without biking .
( some people add a week before or a week after, for a 2 week vacation)

We will make Edinburgh our Homebase, at a beautiful BnB, near to Edinburgh Castle, and then, do Day trips from there. You can select
some of the places that we will visit around Edinburgh. Weather will be comfortable 50 degrees plus, perfect for cycling. Minimal Rain.

PLANNING MEETINGS - We meet here in Boston, over Coffee and Cake, to chat and plan travel. It is important to cycle with us, in Boston, to get to know one another, before our trip to Scotland.
Join us, on a Charles River bike ride, on a Sunday at 10am.
I brake for Cake, Best, Ash

BUDGET for Seven Days - $ 1500. including EVERYTHING. (you manage your exp’s, ). No money to me. Chip in $ 35. for Meetup web fees.
Airfare, $ 550. ( Kayak.com, Onetravel.com, CheapOAir.com, etc. )
Beautiful BnB , $ 500. ( with seven people ), $ 75/nite
. four separate rooms, one twins, three doubles.
Bike rental (optional ), $ 150., and food. $ 250. +
ref - https://www.visitscotland.com/about/practical-information/covid-19-recovery-phases/

VISITING SCOTLAND FROM OVERSEAS - RULES
You can check the full list of countries who can travel to Scotland without quarantine.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-health-checks-at-borders/pages/exemptions/

TRIP NOTES and ADDENDA
Suggested / Planned Day Trips are :
Blackness Castle, via Queensferry and Dundas Castle.
Dean Village
Waters of Leith Ride
Roslyn Chapel, ( Davinci Code ).
Pentland hills
Linlithow Palace, birthplace of Mary QoS
Granton Yacht Club, Royal Yacht Britannia ( Charles and Diana)
Your Favorite Destination !
Portobello Beach
stop for Coffee and Cake.

------ Optional Side Trips around Edinburgh city -----------
https://edinburghtourist.co.uk/whats-on/september/
Scottish Country Dancing !
Queens Gallery at Holyrood
Walter Scott Monument
Dundas House
Botanic Gardens
Edinburgh Yacht Club
John Knox House
Royal Yacht Britannia ( Charles and Diana)
Frasers / Jenners Dept. Store
Wander down Rose Street
More Writers’ Museum
More Holyrood Palace
More The People’s Story

SKILLS NEEDED
An Adult who can cycle at a moderate pace is welcome, 10-12 mph, and do 30 miles a day, which leaves time for sight-seeing in each town. Mostly flat riding, a few hills. Day time riding only.
ACCOMMODATION – In Edinburgh we try for Ramsay Gardens.
On road trips, B&Bs, small Hotels, ala Rick Steves, $75/night. NO camping.

WHAT TO PACK ? ------ As little as Possible :-)
You can get by with nothing but a Backpack, or a couple of Bike bags.
We are Not Bike-Packing. Just a few nice day trips, from Edinburgh.

RIDE LEADER ( Me ) - I am an experienced cyclist, and know travel in Europe and Scotland well. I have done rides in Scotland before, and can provide lots of help with accommodation, airfare, and logistics.