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Explore your Boundaries

Markus Stitz

Explore your Boundaries

Collection by Markus Stitz

24

Tours

403:39 h

3,032 mi

194,675 ft

The Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland got round the world record holder Mark Beaumont (komoot.com/user/996803524970) and Bikepacking Scotland (komoot.com/user/bikepackingscotland) founder Markus Stitz thinking about where our local authority boundaries are. We thought about the gravel cycling routes close to the circumference of each local authority, as current stay at home restrictions in Scotland only allow exercise that starts and finishes at the same place (preferably your home, but also up to 5 miles from the boundary of your local authority area). As a start we have mapped 24 routes ranging from 30 miles to 315 miles, which are all included in the collection below, plus another one thanks to Craig Thompson, who mapped a route around Aberdeen.A note of caution. Different to other Bikepacking Scotland routes we could only test ride the Edinburgh, Midlothian, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian and Falkirk routes so far. For all other routes we have used Komoot and Open Cycle Map to map and review them on a computer, and also used our knowledge from other rides or projects like mapping the Perthshire Gravel Trails, John Muir Way or new routes in the Cateran Ecomuseum.When riding the Edinburgh route in winter we had to dismount and push multiple times, and also made alterations to the route while riding, so please be prepared for that. We would advise you to use common sense, carry sufficient spare kit and stick to emergency protocols.Those routes are suggestions to inspire your own routes. You can send us feedback where they can be improved here: bikepackingscotland.com/boundariesSome councils are still missing from the collection, so if you want to map and share a route, use the feedback from below to get in touch. Have fun exploring the boundaries of our local authorities.The route for Argyll can be found in this collection: komoot.com/user/2184913606963Aberdeen - 63 miles
Aberdeenshire - 329 miles
Angus - 175 miles
Clackmannanshire - 49 miles
Dundee - 30 miles
East Ayrshire - 169 miles
East Dunbartonshire - 61 miles
East Lothian - 103 miles
East Renfrewshire - 71 miles
Edinburgh - 64 miles
Falkirk - 82 miles
Fife - 174 miles
Glasgow - 74 miles
Inverclyde - 56 miles
Midlothian - 72 miles
North Ayrshire - 98 miles
North Lanarkshire - 110 miles
Perthshire - 301 miles
Renfrewshire - 58 miles
Scottish Borders - 315 miles
South Ayrshire - 166 miles
South Lanarkshire - 202 miles
Stirling - 164 miles
West Dumbartonshire - 46 miles
West Lothian - 87 miles

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Tours & Highlights

  • Explore Your Boundaries - Aberdeen (by Craig Thompson)

    08:51
    62.1 mi
    7.0 mph
    2,450 ft
    2,450 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 44:21
    328 mi
    7.4 mph
    22,800 ft
    22,825 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 25:03
    175 mi
    7.0 mph
    14,450 ft
    14,450 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 07:23
    49.2 mi
    6.7 mph
    4,425 ft
    4,425 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 03:25
    29.8 mi
    8.7 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 20:40
    169 mi
    8.2 mph
    9,175 ft
    9,200 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    08:22
    61.2 mi
    7.3 mph
    4,375 ft
    4,400 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 14:19
    105 mi
    7.3 mph
    5,775 ft
    5,775 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 08:35
    71.1 mi
    8.3 mph
    3,825 ft
    3,825 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.
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  • 08:41
    64.1 mi
    7.4 mph
    4,450 ft
    4,425 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 22:37
    174 mi
    7.7 mph
    8,600 ft
    8,575 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 07:23
    56.4 mi
    7.6 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,325 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 09:24
    70.6 mi
    7.5 mph
    4,175 ft
    4,175 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 11:18
    97.9 mi
    8.7 mph
    4,800 ft
    4,800 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.
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  • 12:52
    110 mi
    8.5 mph
    5,125 ft
    5,125 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 43:40
    301 mi
    6.9 mph
    23,850 ft
    23,825 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 06:03
    53.6 mi
    8.8 mph
    2,900 ft
    2,900 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    @Alana Thanks for the heads up, I changed that now.

    by Markus Stitz

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  • 41:42
    315 mi
    7.6 mph
    22,650 ft
    22,650 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 21:42
    166 mi
    7.6 mph
    9,850 ft
    9,850 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 27:46
    202 mi
    7.3 mph
    14,975 ft
    14,975 ft
    Expert
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    24
  • Distance
    3,032 mi
  • Duration
    403:39 h
  • Elevation
    194,675 ft

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