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Scotland: West Coast
Tour Location
Country:
United Kingdom
From:
Glasgow
To:
Fort William
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided, Self-guided
Duration:
7 days
Terrain:
On Road
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3195
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
May, Jun, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Freewheeling Adventures

Scotland: West Coast

7 Days

The quiet single-track roads of Western Scotland follow glens, lochs, rivers, seashores, and across wide open moors, and are so quiet you will often feel like the sky and the ever-changing view are all yours. We pick you up in Glasgow, and start cycling near Oban with a warm-up on the Crinan Canal towpath. Your imagination will reel as you explore the Druid and Stone Age ruins around Dunadd. Ancient rites performed here included the crowning of kings as they sat upon the Stone of Destiny. You will ride north along the shore of Loch Awe, then ferry past the Lady's Rock to the fair Isle of Mull. Magical views of the outer isles will enhance your memories of the bens and glens of this quintessentially Scottish Island. Lord Ullin's daughter fled her father's ire here, and it's where the headless horseman rode. You may visit Iona, where the Book of Kells was written, and Scottish kings buried. After visiting Tobermory, the remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula will be your avenue eastward. On the return to Glasgow, you will pass through battle-bloodied Glencoe and along the shores of Loch Lomond. You will learn about Scotland's rich and savage history, which often sounds more like imaginative myth than fact, while you visit country estates, gardens, pubs, distilleries, and castles. The lodging on this adventure is exceptionally charming and hospitable, and the varied terrain will inspire all levels of cyclist.
Inclusions
6 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches, 4 dinners, ferries, luggage handling, full-time guide, support van, maps and route notes, taxes
Options
Self-guided US 2955
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