People Powered Adventures around Scotland's Adventure Coast
Experience the joy of People Powered Adventures around Scotland's Adventure Coast - and all just a stone's throw from Glasgow.
So what is a people powered adventure? It's when you travel under your own steam. Imagine a trip where you leave the car behind and you travel by walking, pedalling and paddling - we call it 'pedaddling'! And here, in Argyll and the Inner Hebrides we have a fantastic breadth and depth of places and experiences for you to explore and get wild, wet and dirty whilst having amazing fun, surrounded by landscapes that will take your breath away.
ARE THESE ADVENTURES FOR YOU?
Yes, if you love being in the great outdoors
Yes, if you enjoy looking after your physical health and mental well-being
Yes, if you consciously care about your carbon footprint and want your travel to reduce its impact on our environment
WHY CHOOSE ARGYLL & THE ISLES FOR YOUR PEDAL AND PADDLE ACTIVITIES?
Argyll & the Isles has some of the most extensive hiking, biking and kayaking trails in Scotland, all combining as one big, enjoyable network, easily accessed from Glasgow and the central belt.
You can travel from Glasgow on the UK's first active travel train with Scotrail's Highland Explorer. That's right, dedicated carriages for your bike and bikepack, or even your inflatable paddleboard. Find out more about the Rail & Trail routes, with 10 stops connecting you from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban.
'Pedaddling' around Scotland's Adventure Coast covers 3750km of coastline, 23 inhabited islands, 40 lochs and endless places to launch a SUP. Not to mention six sportive routes, the epic Caledonia Way, over 600km of gravel biking on our mainland and island based 'Wild About Argyll bikepacking trails' and mountain biking events in and around Dunoon and e-bike hire popping up across the region.
MAKE IT AN ALL-YEAR ROUND ADVENTURE
It's no secret that Argyll and the Isles can give you all four seasons in one day no matter if its summer or winter. So why not embrace it! Don't let winter stop you getting outside, getting wet as you paddle the lochs and seas or getting dirty as you pedal the many trails. Get active for a day, at the weekend or plan a longer people powered adventure for 2022 and make the most of the islands and mainland with a stunning trip.
Watch our latest film for a perfect blend of people powered adventures on Scotland's Adventure Coast and a Skerryvore soundtrack! Delighted to be collaborating with the amazing Skerryvore, their 'The Exorcists' track from the Evo Album is the perfect motivation to get out and about in Scotland.
Explore Your Boundaries
Round the world cyclists Mark Beaumont and Markus Stitz have teamed up with Jenny Graham, the fastest woman to cycle around the world, and filmmaker and photographer Maciek Tomiczek to explore the boundary of Scotland’s Adventure Coast. Their journey is beautifully captured in a new 14-min feature film ‘Explore Your Boundaries - Argyll and the Isles'
Taste of Place Trails
FUEL UP AS YOU GO, YOU'LL NEVER BE SHORT OF PLACES TO STOP
Fuelling up is pretty much essential on a People Powered Adventure! The Wild About Argyll Taste of Place Trails will take care of you - find a cafe, coffee shop, restaurant or bar along your way. A top tip is to plan ahead to ensure you get a table and not disappointed when you're too hungry! Also, look out for many honesty box fuel stops for cakes and goods.
The Wild About Argyll People Powered Adventure campaign is supported by the VisitScotland Destination & Sector Marketing Fund 2021.