Bikes & Trikes

Heart & Soul of Scotland

Glasgow and Argyll are both great destinations for two-wheeled adventures. Explore the city with the wind in your hair and discover Argyll’s back country by bike.

Glasgow is a cycling city! With miles of cycle lanes and great bike facilities, there’s no better way to get around. The city is also home to Next Bike, an innovative bike share scheme.  There are 400 bikes for hire in 43 locations, and the bikes are available 24/7. Rental starts at just £1 for the first 30 minutes. Or how about joining Glasgow Bike Tours for a sightseeing cycling tour. You’ll get spectacular views of the city and your local guide will share their knowledge about the culture, architecture and history of this great Scottish metropolis.

Looking for something to get your adrenalin pumping? Try a track cycling taster session at The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome or take on the Cathkin Braes mountain bike trails. Skateboarders should check out the Kelvingrove Skate Park, with its bowls, stair sets, staggered ledges, rails, ledges and more.

Argyll is made for biking. Explore the quiet country roads or head for the hills on a mountain bike. Dunoon is a great destination for mountain bikers, and there are some awesome new trails in Bishop’s Glen just behind the town. If you fancy an adventure, the 407-mile Wild About Argyll Bikepacking Trail provides an amazing cycling adventure. Starting out in Helensburgh, the route takes in Cowal, Kintyre, Oban, Loch Awe and Loch Lomond.

Or for something completely different, saddle up and enjoy a Fat Bike Tour with Kayak Wild Islay. Fat Bikes have big balloon tyres that enable you to get off road and tackle beaches and tracks with ease. How about exploring Islay’s beautiful Strand beach by bike?

The other option is to sit back and be chauffeur driven in the open air on a super cool trike! Take an exhilarating trip with Peninsula Trikes Scotland to explore the Clyde Sea Lochs and stunning landscape around Helensburgh.