The ideal city break location with a historic waterfront and buzzing cultural scene, there’s loads to see and do in Scotland’s city of discovery.

A cyclist stops in front of the V&A building at Dundee's waterfront


The heat will well and truly be on in Scotland’s sunniest city as it hosts the Gran Fondo Time Trials and welcomes all to the bonnie banks of the River Tay.

It’s a compact city that’s brilliant for walking and even better for biking because you can see and do so much in just one day. So why not do everything? Activities, culture, nightlife, food, design, and of course, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Champs… discover it all in Dundee.

Spectator Guide

For information about how to get to the Gran Fondo event venues, race routes, where to watch the action, accessibility information and more, please download our Gran Fondo Spectator Guide below.

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What to do

V&A Dundee

The first ever purpose-built design museum in Scotland is a must-visit for anyone curious about design and creativity. Experience the story of design past, present and future and how it shapes all our lives and the world around us.

The breathtaking building, designed by Kengo Kuma, sits at the heart of Dundee’s stunning waterfront regeneration. 

The V&A building on Dundee's magnificent waterfront

Wild Shore Dundee

If adventure is your thing, Wild Shore Dundee is your place. 

Set in the beautiful City Quay, Wild Shore Dundee watersports facility offers an aqua park, cable wakeboarding, ringo and and stand up paddle (SUP) boarding sessions - perfect for cooling down after riding your bike! 

Previous experience not necessary, they pride themselves on having everyone participate and leaving with a smile of their face.

For the culture vulture

Visit an exhibition, take in a film, get hands on with a print course and enjoy great food at Dundee's international centre for contemporary arts.

Dundee Contemporary Arts is a vibrant building with five floors hosting unique exhibitions, world cinema, a café-bar, and a print studio.

Top tip - stay on at the Jute Café Bar, which turns into one of Dundee’s most popular bars in the evening!

Grab a drink at the Jute Cafe within Dundee Contemporary Arts

Bring your bike

The Green Circular is a 26 mile cycle route round the city that links big parks and keeps away from main roads. You’ll find signs pointing out interesting things along the way.

If you fancy venturing further afield, the Sidlaw hills are a great place to start.

No bike, no stress! Dundee Cycle Hub is the perfect place to rent a bike, take a cycle tour, get advice and gather maps to help you explore the best of the city.

Take a tour or rent a bike from the Dundee Cycle Hub

Plan your visit

Do it all in Dundee, Scotland’s sunniest city.

Plan your perfect trip at VisitScotland.

Fun facts!

Don’t leave without trying a slice of Dundee cake! A fantastic choice for a pit stop during a big cycle.

It’s not all about bikes… Dundee docks is home to the HMS Unicorn, the world’s 6th oldest ship. And don’t miss the RRS Discovery, the ship Captain Robert Falcon Scott captained to the Antarctic.

Two of the UK’s most iconic comics - The Beano and The Dandy - were first published here in the 1930s.

The world’s first ever radio broadcast was sent from Dundee.

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