Day by Day Itinerary

Scotland's West Coast Bike


Countries   United Kingdom
Tour Length   7 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
(Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best months are late June, July, August, and early September)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $3,195 (Self-Guided - $2895)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    280 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    64 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 53 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $3,195
Single Supplement $885
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 days
  • 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 picnic lunches
  • 4 dinners, ferries
  • snacks
  • luggage handling
  • full-time guide
  • support van
  • maps and route notes
  • taxes
  • set your own pace
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • Sitting on the Stone of Destiny imagining the marauding hordes
  • Loch Awe
  • wool and tweed in Oban, heather and ferns on Mull
  • waterfalls near Ulva; views of the Outer Isles
  • Guinness in Tobermory
  • phoning home from a phone box surrounded by sheep
  • Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, stone castles and ruins
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

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. Starting in Lochgilphead near Oban, and warming 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 shops and maybe the distillery in Tobermory, the remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula will be your avenue eastward. 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.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   15mi -50mi (24km-80km).
Day 2   20 mi - 40mi (32km-64km).
Day 3   >>>
Day 4   35mi-50mi (56km-80km).
Day 5   Variable distance, optional hike.
Day 6   30mi -50mi (48km-80km).
Day 7   25mi (40km).
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Hiking
Countries Visited  
  • United Kingdom
    • Scotland
Cities Visited   Oban, Crinan, Kilchenan, Bunessan, Dervaig, Strontian
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Returning Guest and Referral Discounts

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: US $2895 C $3095(per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner, luggage transfers, maps & route notes, essential transfers, emergency support, taxes).
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $195

 
ROUTE NOTES

Moderate to challenging cycling on quiet paved roads with only one lane. 30-50 mi. (50-80km) daily, with options for further exploration. The route follows many shorelines and rivers. Advanced cyclists may pursue longer options; relaxed cyclists may ride shorter distances and use the support vehicle as required.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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