VisitScotland for Business These braids are more suited to touring bikes with panniers. A classic coast-to-coast itinerary and fully signposted, it runs 215 km through the Central Belt of Scotland and can be ridden in both directions.

Yellow Jersey, a Trading Style of the The Plan Group Ltd, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) no. Take a detour here and explore the Burn O’ Vat, a huge geological pothole, and the Café at Laggan Locks, Caledonian Canal © Scottish CanalsThe Bedrock Bike sculpture on the Lochwinnoch Loop, Renfrewshire © Sustrans (Cosmo Blake)Note: there is a small (0.2 mile/0.3 km) section of on-road cycle path at Elderslie, which is on a busy road but can be avoided by walking along the pavement.
By using our website you consent to our use of cookies. Including some sections of the John Muir Trail, the Go East Lothian Trail features the beautiful coast between North Berwick and Dunbar, passing along Seacliff, Yellowcraig and Belhaven beaches. Privacy & Policies Guidebook to a 528 mile circular cycle tour around northern Scotland, starting and finishing in Inverness. Dunbar is the birthplace of Scotland’s greatest conservationist, and the forests, open fields and cliffs along the coast have inspired the young John Muir to explore and enjoy the countryside. National Cycle Network Route 756 is a well-used commuter route, running along traffic-free paths and some short, on-road sections from East Kilbride to Rutherglen in south-east Glasgow. Meetings & conferences A simple flat loop around the small island of Millport. This is a great option for an autumn cycling adventure, as the midges will be on holiday by then and some of the wet and muddy sections are the driest in September. Category And if you are not cycling, there’s plenty of opportunity to taste whisky and craft beers, swim in crystal clear water and enjoy magnificent sunsets and starry skies.

2,100 miles of … The Drovers Trail follows in the footsteps of the cattle drovers of the late 17If Scotland’s stunning beaches and coast are what you are after, the Wild About Argyll Trail is the best choice. Bike hire is available on the island. Prevalent between May and September, these tiny biting flies love the Western Highlands and the keen cyclists who ride through them.

There are further train stations in Blair Atholl and Dunkeld, and both Comrie and Crieff are about 30 km on scenic country roads away from Dunblane, which has more frequent connections to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Almost all sections of the walking route are suitable for cycling. Privacy & Policies It can be ridden in one go or split up into different sections, with train stations in Helensburgh, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Taynuilt, Connel and Oban. Why not stay in a castle, a lighthouse or on a working farm?Iconic Ben Nevis needs to be top of your Scottish to-do list.Cycling in Scotland with the family isn’t just about fresh air and exercise, it’s about racing through the trees on traffic free paths, cycling around a loch in the summer sun and stopping to stand quietly, and listen out for wildlife.Cycling is a wonderful way to have fun as a family, and the Many of the routes follow old railway lines, canal towpaths and forest trails, through some of Scotland’s finest scenery. This section is most suited for families and beginners, and a network of forest trails and a detour to the Isle of Lismore offer plenty of opportunities for shorter day trips. The east coast sounded a bit of a nightmare on the roads and I don't think they are any better now. The route is well-served by public transport with train stations in North Berwick and Dunbar.
Read more about our favourite If you're feeling more adventurous, why not enjoy a cycling holiday and take your time to explore the longer routes throughout Scotland? It can be comfortably completed within a fortnight and boasts stunning scenery and rich historical interest. Whatever your preferred distance, you'll find many cycle routes in Scotland that suit you! Much of the path between Oban and Ballachulish, gateway to the magnificent Glen Coe, is built along the former railway line which ran from Connel to the slate quarries near Ballachulish. Bike reservations are not mandatory on this line, which makes this a great choice if bike spaces are booked on the Highland trains. Often mountainous and always magnificent, exploring the Scottish islands takes you headfirst into the elements. Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley Scotland has a huge population of red deer and these large animals can be seen in the wild throughout the year. Please read our This is an updated version as the original journey was done in the 90s. Feedback & complaints It is certainly something I'd want to do at least parts of. Ride through sweeping valleys, dense woods and along towering cliffs.