Scotland

West Coast Bike Tour

Six nights; seven days of bicycle touring on very quiet one-lane paved roads of western Scotland.
“This was the best trip of my life, and I loved every minute of it. The location was heavenly…The cuisine far exceeded our expectations. Honestly, I would sign up for this very same trip again!” – Sue & Linda




Itinerary



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Description



Note about the route:

30-50 miles/50-80km of moderate cycling on quiet paved roads with only one lane. The route follows many shorelines and rivers, and is not as hilly as one might expect. Advanced cyclists may pursue longer options; relaxed cyclists may ride shorter distances and use the support vehicle as required.






The quiet single-track roads of Western Scotland follow glens, lochs, rivers, seashores, and across wide open moors, and are so quiet you will often feel like the sky and the ever-changing view are all yours. We pick you up in Glasgow, and start your bike tour near Oban with a warm-up on the Crinan Canal towpath. Your imagination will reel as you explore the Druid and Stone Age ruins around Dunadd. Ancient rites performed here included the crowning of kings as they sat upon the Stone of Destiny. You will ride north along the shore of Loch Awe, then ferry past the Lady's Rock to the fair Isle of Mull. Magical views of the outer isles will enhance your memories of the bens and glens of this quintessentially Scottish Island. Lord Ullin's daughter fled her father's ire here, and it's where the headless horseman rode. You may visit Iona, where the Book of Kells was written, and Scottish kings buried. After visiting Tobermory, the remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula will be your avenue eastward. On the return to Glasgow, you will pass through battle-bloodied Glencoe and along the shores of Loch Lomond. You will learn about Scotland's rich and savage history, which often sounds more like imaginative myth than fact, while you visit country estates, gardens, pubs, distilleries, and castles. The lodging on this adventure is exceptionally charming and hospitable, and the varied terrain will inspire all levels of cyclist.



Map & Elevations



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Day # Daily distance
1
  26 km
2
45 km or 98 km
3
69 km
4
45 km
5
75 km or 100 km
6
  Variable
7
  56 km


Learn more



Explore more of Scotland on our North Bike tour.

Join one of our many tours in nearby Ireland or Wales.



Costs



US 3195 C 3795

(per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches, 3 dinners, ferries, luggage handling, full-time guide, support van, maps and route notes, taxes)

US 2875 C 3395

(per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, luggage transfers, maps and route notes, essential transfers, emergency support, taxes).

Single
Occupancy

US 895 C 1055


Bicycle
Rental

Hybrid: US 235 C 265




All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.