Cycling on the Isle of Arran


Located off the west coast of Scotland is the Isle of Arran, easily accessible by two ferries the Island is an outdoors person’s dream.

At 19 miles long and 10 miles wide, it’s the perfect place for cyclists both on and off road. 

The geography of the Island makes for dramatic scenery at every turn. The terrain of the island is also an experience with some hills not for the fainthearted but well worth a try!!

Travelling up to the north of the Island opens great views of the coast and mountain terrain while the south has more flattish farmland with some magnificent bays.

As an added bonus, the weather is usually quite pleasant although not guaranteed.

You can find routes from easy to extreme giving something for everyone.

As the Island is a popular place for cycling, and due to the volume of traffic we would recommend off-road cycling whenever possible.

Bike hire is available at Arran Adventure; with trained instructors to point out the best trails suited for you.

A few ideas to get you started;

The forest road going east to 'Dun Fion' from the top of the hill between Brodick and Lamlash is a great bike ride, hilly at parts, but the views of the surrounding areas are amazing, and well worth the experience.

The Brodick Castle Gardens cycle routes are great for the family keeping you mostly off the main road, letting you take in all the scenery in your own steam; why not make a day of it and let us organise you a nice picnic lunch.

For cycle routes please contact Arran Adventure or come see one of our receptionists who will be happy to help.

For more information;

Arran Bike Club

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Arran Adventure

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