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Stage 1: Oban to Lochranza — West Island Trail

Stage 1: Oban to Lochranza — West Island Trail

72.3 mi
9.9 mph
3,775 ft
3,750 ft
Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

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Includes a segment in which cycling is not permitted

You may need to dismount and push your bike.

254 yd in total

Includes a ferry crossing

Check ferry timetable.

1 in total

Tour Overview


Oban Youth Hostel

Bike Touring Highlight

34.3 mi

Temple Wood Stone Circle

Bike Touring Highlight

45.2 mi

Ardrishaig Basin

Bike Touring Highlight

60.0 mi

West Loch Tarbert

Bike Touring Highlight

65.9 mi

Cloanaig River

Bike Touring Highlight

67.2 mi
72.3 mi



Tour Profile

  • Elevation
  • Waytypes & Surfaces


Singletrack: 1.25 mi
Path: 3.56 mi
Cycleway: 5.25 mi
Street: 1.28 mi
Road: 13.3 mi
State Road: 43.0 mi
Ferry: 4.57 mi


Unpaved: 3.19 mi
Paved: 8.61 mi
Asphalt: 54.9 mi
Unknown: 5.54 mi

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Katherine Moore planned a bike ride.

December 17, 2020


  • Katherine Moore

    The first stage of the West Island Trail starts in Oban at the Youth Hostel along the promenade, which makes for a good overnight stay before you get started. This first stage takes you south down the Kintyre Peninsula for 67 miles (108 km) before catching the ferry crossing from Claonaig to Lochranza

    December 21, 2020


    December 21, 2020

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