The Southern Hebrides: Bikepacking, Ferry-Hopping and 'Racing'

Bike Touring Collection by
pannier

A series of three short tours ferry-hopping and bikepacking the southern-most Hebridean Islands - Arran, Gigha, Jura and the Kintyre Peninsula - in search of local seafood, wild tracks, distilleries, and beach camp/cook/sketch spots. Based out of Lochranza (Arran).

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    11:43
    91.0 mi
    7.8 mph
    4,825 ft
    4,850 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Bikepacking the Kintyre Peninsula and Isle of Gigha, along sections of the Kintyre Way: seafood cabins; winding coast roads; rockpool hike-a-bikes; wild distilleries; vast exposed moorlands, forests, gravel tracks and windfarms; smoked salmon; and beach burrito breakfasts…

  • Difficult
    11:49
    96.5 mi
    8.2 mph
    6,925 ft
    6,800 ft
    Ferry
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Making our way to Lamlash at the south-eastern edge of the Isle of Arran, for two-nights, to ride (race) the Grinduro! Scotland gravel event across the incredible network of roads, tracks and trails...

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  • Difficult
    09:09
    80.9 mi
    8.8 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,500 ft
    Ferry
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Bikepacking the Isle of Jura, along The Long Road: argo tracks to nowhere, more distilleries, deer stalking, tick flicking, horsebox cafes, Scottish Tablet, heather honey, grassy hike-a-bikes, midge level 5 (of 5) slaw and salmon dinners...

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    268 mi
  • Duration
    32:41 h
  • Elevation
    15,225 ft

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