South Coast 200
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On a clear day you can see 6 countries from the mull!
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!
- Mull of Galloway
- Gretna Green
- 7 Days
- Tour Language:
- Cost From:
- GBP 630
Tour Distance & Dates
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: £60
Save 10% per person on groups of 4 and more
4 day tour also available from £450
Rental for a bike per day: £15
Transfers, dinners, extra nights
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