Inspiration - nextbike Glasgow Glasgow

Glasgow, named as number one UK destination “on the rise” by TripAdvisor is one of the most vibrant, dynamic and stylish cities in Europe with a lot to offer to its visitors and its own friendly people.

The city has over 300km of cycle ways and levels of cycling are increasing. Whilst there are a few hills, these can largely be avoided and much of the city is flat.

Sometimes it’s best just to start cycling and see where your curiosity takes you, but if you prefer to plan your route to make the most of your rental, here is some inspiration to get you going:


BEST OF GLASGOW ON A NEXTBIKE

Why not plan your own self-guided cycling tour of the city. Or hop from one nextbike station to the next exploring the best of Glasgow.

All of these ‘must see’ attractions are within 5 minutes walk of a nextbike station.


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Gallery of Modern Art

(website) 1 min walk from Gallery of Modern Art station

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland, is situated in the heart of the city centre. GoMA offers a thought provoking programme of temporary exhibitions featuring cutting-edge contemporary work by local, national and international artists.

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Glasgow Science Centre

(website) 5 mins walk from S.E.C station

Glasgow Science Centre is situated on the south bank of the River Clyde an showcases science through an exciting array of interactive exhibits. The Centre complex includes the Science Mall, IMAX Cinema and Planetarium.

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Riverside Museum

(website) 1 min walk from Riverside Museum station

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland, is situated in the heart of the city centre. GoMA offers a thought provoking programme of temporary exhibitions featuring cutting-edge contemporary work by local, national and international artists.

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The Lighthouse

(website) 3 mins walk from Glasgow Central Station station

The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is based within the former Glasgow Herald building in the city centre. The building is one of the first public commissions that Charles Rennie Mackintosh worked on.

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Tall Ship

(website) 1 min from Riverside Museum station

She was built in 1896 and worked as a cargo ship for over 20 years, circumnavigating the globe 4 times. SV Glenlee is now the only remaining Clyde-built sailing vessel afloat in the UK and is an icon of Glasgow’s ship building heritage.

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City Chambers

(website) 1 min walk from George Square station

At the east side of George Square stands one of the city’s most important and prestigious buildings – the City Chambers. This Victorian masterpiece is recognised as one of the most beautiful in the UK and is a favourite among locals and tourists. Public tours of the City Chambers take place twice daily.

OUT OF TOWN ROUTES

If you want to want to see more og Glasgow, why not plan a more scenic route.. here are a few route ideas to help:

Glasgow Waterways Loop

(route details) A short circular ride around some of Glasgow's historic waterways including the Forth and Clyde Canal, The Glasgow City Branch Canal and the River Kelvin.

Glasgow to Kirkintilloch Cycle Route

(route details) A flat, traffic-free cycle route from the busy city of Glasgow through surprisingly tranquil countryside to the canal-side town of Kirkintilloch. Perfect for a family outing and with the turn-point option of the Stables Pub. The route is National Cycle network 754.


CYCLING MAPS

If you live or work in Glasgow, or want to plan an off-road route, there are some good local cycling maps out there.

By far the best is (The Bike Station's) Glasgow Cycle Map - just pop into their workshop to pick up your FREE copy. It's currently only available as a paper version but soon to be released digitally.

The Glasgow City Council cycling page also has lots of useful links and downloads:

Glasgow City Council cycling webpage

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