Cycling - Dunoon Dirt Dash

Dunoon has plenty on offer for cyclists as well. Bikepackers and gravel cyclists can follow the route for the annual Dunoon Dirt Dash, a self-supported adventure cycling event. Good fitness and even better bike handling and carrying skills are essential for this route, but the effort is amply rewarded with extensive views over Loch Striven, fast singletrails, castles, great cafes and many kilometres of fine gravel tracks. 


The 133 km route, designed by Bikepacking Scotland founder and round the world cyclist Markus Stitz, packs in more than 2000m of climbing and is best ridden in two or three days. It starts and finishes at the Victorian Pier in Dunoon.