Scottish cycle tours
Ideas for your next trip
Great glen way
Sustrans route 78
The Great Glen Way, Caledoinian way or Route 78; what ever you call it, this is a brilliant ride across Scotland. Starting in either Campbeltown for the "Full Route 78", or from Oban for a more manageable experience.
You head north along the coast to Fort William mainly on traffic free cycle path. Then its onward through the Great Glen itself using the Caledonian canal as your guide to link the Lochs of Lochy, Oich and Ness to finish in Inverness.
The route can be done in one big day for the fit and determined, while most people take 3-4days, staying in Fort William, Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.
Hebrides and Skye
Scottish Islands greatest hits
If you want to do a circular route or have more time to explore you can sail to Barra and follow the route 780 until you reach Tarbet where you can then jump on a ferry to Uig on the Isle of Skye. From here you pedal across the Jurassic landscapeof Skye to Malaig where you then cross onto Ardnamurchan. Here you really will feel like you are in the remotest peninsula in Scotland and by riding to the furthest point ,at Kilchoan, you can catch another ferry onto Isle of Mull, where its an easy half day ride to the homeward and last ferry of your trip back to Oban
Approx 7-10 days
West Coast via Applecross and Bealach na Ba
Mind blowing magnificence
Find the true wilderness of Scotland by passing through areas such as Ardnamurchan, Torridon and Wester Ross on your way from Oban to Ullapool on the West coast of Scotland.
This magnificent trip starts with a ferry to Mull and a short ride before your second ferry in a day takes you to Morven. From here you will hug the west coast and take you over Britains longest pass the Bealach na Ba. From there you enter the stunning Torridon National Nature reserve and the imposing Beinn Eighe on your way to the finish in Ullapool.
Approx 7-10 days