Find your next bike tour
  1. Advanced Search

South Coast 200
Tour Location
Country:
United Kingdom
From:
Mull of Galloway
To:
Gretna Green
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Phone Support, Maps or GPS
Duration:
7 days
Level:
Mod-Advanced
Bike Options:
Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
£630
Tour Distance & Dates
Departure:
Flexible
Tour Operator:
Galloway Cycling Holidays
Contact Us

South Coast 200

On a clear day you can see 6 countries from the mull!

7 Days Mod-Advanced

From maol in gaelic, a rounded hill, summit or mountain bare of trees. The Mull of Galloway is all of these but also beautiful and remote too. You begin at the lighthouse, with the sea at your right shoulder. It will stay there for the next 200 miles until you reach the border with England at Gretna Green. For a moment you are the most southerly person in Scotland. You get on the bike, and then you dive down, then a short climb with the road curving as it falls between East and West Tarbet. There is a sheer drop from cliffs to your left.

Off to your right, the bay curves away to a pencil thin line of sandy bays lined out to the horizon. Things are slow here, history present, more touchable. Ancient stones, castles and abbeys and yet just enough pubs, tea rooms and cafes in the 30 or more small towns and villages that lie ahead to make the ride enjoyable.

With varied terrain from the rugged and remote and a feel like Cornwall, to rolling and pastoral there is always something round the next bend. You will have open views to Ireland, the Isles of Man and later the mountains of the Lake District. Take your time and explore golden beaches and the hidden coves of Viking raids, pirates, smugglers and the first Christians. There are ancient stones, nature reserves, lots of castles, and a few abbeys ahead.

We have designed the route to take a week if you cycle about 30 miles a day, but we can customise it. We have picked all the quiet roads, so there are stretches where you will ride for miles with the roads to yourself. If you are new to cycling or this is your first taste of touring then this is a great way to start. If you are looking for a charity challenge, then this is what you are looking for. Enjoy the ride, we plan everything and take your bags. - The 6 countries you can see are: Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales and of course the Isle of Man - WOW!
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: £60
Options
4 day tour also available from £450
Rental for a bike per day: £15
Transfers, dinners, extra nights
Overall Rating

Ratings and Reviews

No reviews yet for this tour


WHEN YOU'VE FOUND THAT PERFECT TOUR, LOOK FOR THE PERFECT FLIGHT TO GET YOU THERE!