Glasgow looks set to have had its hottest summer for 40 years – and it’s not just the weather we’re talking about. Scotland’s most buzzing city has hosted a super-season of events and festivals, like the Merchant City Festival, West End Festival and Trnsmt – with the hugely successful inaugural European Games as a major highlight. And the inspirational sight of all that finely honed muscle and athleticism has really got Glaswegians fired up and ready for action.

Deals On Wheels

Hopping on a bike is a great way for both locals – and visitors – to enjoy the huge variety of Europe’s friendliest city – and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Book your cycle via Glasgow’s much-better-than-usual official city guide: People Make Glagow Guide.  Nextbike Glasgow has 400 bikes for hire in 43 locations, available 24/7 via nextbike’s Android/iPhone App; by using the on-bike computer, or by phoning +44 (0)20 816 69851. Charges start at £1 for the first 30 minutes.

Well Worth The Pedalling

People Make Glasgow also tells you why this vibrant metropolis merits a good look. Famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, Glasgow’s become a national cultural hub, home to the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, There’s also a fantastic mix of brilliant museums, galleries and attractions, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Riverside Museum – many of them free to visit. Plus, a world class gastronomic scene, with great bars, restaurants and street food – Glasgow is the UK’s most vegan friendly city! And the street art is A-MAZ-ING! – now featured on the very first City Centre Mural Trail.

Rockin’ Routes

Check out Smart Travel Glasgow, for a selection of great routes designed for cyclists of all abilities to showcase the best of Glasgow: you can bike round Campsies and Kelpies, lochs and locks, parks and Paisley, the city’s legendary murals and monuments to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the local hero architect whose 150th anniversary is being widely celebrated this year. The site tells all you need to know about the ups and downs of each well-mapped route, ensuring you have a great day out. As a bonus, you’ll really pump up those endorphins – earning a great night out as well. Elevate your experience by heading for the Radisson RED, Glasgow sky bar to watch the sun set over the Clyde, with a cocktail – or two – and some great OUIBar nibbles. Then join in the action around you…

And there’s still SO much more to come in Glasgow during the rest of the year – and beyond. The New York Times has named the city as one of the top 52 places (one every week!) in the world to visit in 2018. So there’s no better time to make your NEXT STOP GLASGOW!

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