Gravel Biking Scotland's Adventure Coast

Gravel biking is more and more popular, and Argyll has a fantastic mix of gravel trails for you to enjoy.

The amount of people buying gravel bikes is phenomenal - maybe manufacturers had Argyll in mind when they created these great multi-purpose machines!

Why is Argyll so good for gravel biking?

Argyll, arguably, gave birth to modern day forestry in the UK, on the banks of the Holy Loch near Dunoon. Today, we have more than 30% of our land area covered with forests and woodlands with an intricate network of tracks and trails to explore.

The Scotrail Highland Explorer gives access to a number of stations in Argyll, including Helensburgh, Lochgoilhead, Arrochar, Dalmally, Taynuilt, Connel plus Oban. Each is a great launch point for a gravel bike adventure with a number of routes mapped out for you.

You can also readily get the train to Gourock and ferry across to Dunoon, or to Wemyss Bay and across to Bute to get out on the trails for a great day out.

If you have more time, you can try some bikepacking. Argyll and the Isles has two trails - one in the mainland and the other picking up the main islands. As well as offering great bikepacking, these trails can be used to plan gravel bike days out too. The contrast in scenery is phenomenal so don't stop at one day out!

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