Cycling Adventures in Argyll & the Isles

Scotland's Cycle Coast

Argyll & the Isles is a cyclist's dream. With our natural terrain ideally suited to the full range of pedal-powered adventures, we’re proud to have developed a strong cycling infrastructure. We have excellent public transport, fabulous places to eat and drink and local cycling groups who are passionate about developing more routes to explore.

For road cyclists, we have miles and miles of scenic roads, long straight stretches and plenty of challenging hills and bends that are perfect for clocking up the distance. For mountain bikers, we have acres of forest trails with steep ascents and daredevil drop-offs. And for gravel bikers, we have an intricate network of tracks and trails through our extensive forests, woodlands and along our coastlines. We offer tried and tested bikepacking trails and packrafting suggestions for those who want to extend their adventures to the water.

Think cycling The Caledonia Way, Five Ferries Island Hopping challenge, Wild About Argyll Bike Packing Trail and a variety of sportives. It’s all so accessible here on Scotland’s Adventure Coast.

Argyll & the Isles is a beautiful corner of the world with an ever-changing landscape and an abundance of wildlife. What better way to explore it than on two wheels?

To experience the best of Argyll & the Isles, check out our recommendations for your pedal-powered adventures.

We have it all here

What's your favourite way to cycle in Argyll & the Isles?
Road Cycling
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Trails & Experiences

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The Caledonia Way
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Ready-Made Argyll Komoot Routes

We have over 70 tours mapped out and ready for you to download via Komoot for your next cycling adventure.

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Global Cycling Network Recommended

World's #1 Video Creator of Cycling Content visits Scotland's Adventure Coast

With all the different two-wheeled adventures available, we know it's hard to choose. Discover recommended routes from Global Cycling Network, watch their experiences and learn all their top tips for cycling in Argyll & the Isles.

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MTB in Dunoon

First Choice Destination

Dunoon is widely known as a destination of first choice for outdoor adventure on Glasgow's doorstep.

The Corlarach Forest is situated to the south west of Dunoon and covers a large part of the Cowal Peninsula, where you can enjoy moutain bike trails that are growing in popularity.

Explore 9 great mountain bike trails in Dunoon & Cowal.

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Scotland's Adventure Coast on YouTube

Get inspired! Watch our amazing videos showcasing the range of People-Powered Adventures you can experience in Argyll & the Isles. There really is something for everyone!

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Try something different - Fat Biking!

Fat biking is bikes with big tyres! If you are craving some fun then a fat bike on a long sandy beach could be just the ticket. Fat Bikes can be rented for example from Kayak Wild Islay, and where better then the big strand to for an adventure.

Fat bikes are also good to explore different terrains - less so for covering big distances and can be perfect bike for some packrafting adventures - a great spot being north Argyll near Bridge of Orchy where you can get off the train and head up to Loch Tulla.

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Cycling Blogs from Bike Enthusiasts

All you need to know on where to go, best equipment and much more!
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Explore all the places to visit in Argyll & the Isles

3700km of coastline, 23 inhabited islands, major towns and villages are all waiting for you.

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