Dumfries and Galloway is
the place for cycling and mountain biking holidays and our accommodation is plumb central for the "seven stanes".
All seven are within a 2 hour drive of our cycle friendly holiday accommodation, Mabie - 7 miles up the road between New Abbey and Dumfries and Dalbeattie 8 miles the other way - are the closest of them.
There is also a mountain biking centre at Drumlanrig Castle.
The bicycle was invented by the estate blacksmith at Capenoch near Penpont and there is a memorial plaque there if you fancy a pilgrimage.
Or just go for a gentle cycle around the quiet estate roads ...