Road Cycling Tour of Arran, Islay & Jura
Road Cycling Tour of Arran, Islay & Jura

Road Cycling Tour of Arran, Islay & Jura

Calling all cyclists! Looking for the best way to experience a holiday on the stunning islands of Arran, Islay and Jura? Then jump aboard this island hopping adventure with Wilderness Scotland and cycle on some of Scotland’s finest roads. Spend 7 days/6 nights touring the stunning coastal landscapes of these mountainous islands just a few miles from Scotland’s prehistoric west coast.

You’ll meet your guide in Glasgow on the first day of the trip and then journey on to Ardrossan on the west coast to catch a ferry out to the mountainous Isle of Arran. You’ll arrive in Brodick after an hour at sea and will transfer to the accommodation. Here you can check your bike for the final time before two days of exploring the Isle of Arran.

Days two and three will be spent touring the Island, starting off with the south Arran loop that will take you all across the flatter side of the island, following gorgeous coastal paths, ancient coastlines awash with history and a few rewarding climbs before returning you to the accommodation for dinner and drinks. The next morning you’ll get ready to go in the hotel before cycling north, past the large Goatfell mountain (the islands highest) and north to the ferry crossing to Islay. You’ll be able to witness stunning landscapes, untapped wilderness and even some sea life as you cycle and then sail across to the famous whiskey producing Island of Jura.

How can I book myself onto this trip?

Head over to the Wilderness Scotland where you'll be able to access all of the booking information.

You’ll explore the picturesque island of Islay on your fourth and fifth days, taking in its gorgeous scenery and Atlantic wildlife. The island is a reserve for many species of seabird, so enthusiasts will be able to spot rare birds circling above as you cycle along the rugged coastline. Next up is a tour of the whiskey coast, passing three famous distilleries and an ancient stone cross. You’ll have the opportunity to partake in whiskey tasking experiences before transferring back to the hotel.

You’ll catch an early morning ferry on the sixth day, disembarking on Jura and tasting some fine cycling on quiet roads and witnessing some truly epic sites from ancient history like the various iron age forts, burial grounds and standing stones that you’ll pass on your ride. As part of the expedition you are also treated to a private boat ride out to the Gulf of Coryvreckan before transferring you back to the mainland for the final day. On the final day you’ll transfer back to Glasgow.

  • Explore three of Scotland’s most beautiful islands
  • Professional cycling guide
  • All inclusive
  • Accommodation included
  • Prices start at £2,095

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