Rail & Sail - Cowal Peninsula
Cycling - Cowal Peninsula
For road cyclists a 108km loop across the Cowal Peninsula offers a great day out. It follows Sustrans NCN 75 for the first 25km, passing Loch Tarsan and Loch Striven, before climbing steeply into the mountains on the Otter Hill Road. After cruising along the coast with views across Loch Fyne, the route climbs over more hills to Strachur and follows the beautiful shores of Loch Eck for a short while.
A final climb takes riders to the hamlet of Ardentinny and then along the shores of Loch Long and Holy Loch back to Dunoon. If needed, the route can be shortened by 25km by taking the road to Clachan of Glendaruel and along the eastern shore of Loch Eck instead.