• Welcome to Galloway cycling holidays in South West Scotland

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  • Over 450 miles of signposted cycle routes and peaceful countryside roads

    Over 450 miles of signposted cycle routes and peaceful countryside roads
  • Over 200 miles of coastline with fishing and yachting villages

    Over 200 miles of coastline with fishing and yachting villages
  • Visit abbeys, castles and historical treasures

    Visit abbeys, castles and historical treasures
  • Many small towns and villages with character

    Many small towns and villages with character
  • Cycling beside lochs, river-valleys and estuaries

    Cycling beside lochs, river-valleys and estuaries
  • Panoramic hills and glens scenery

    Panoramic hills and glens scenery
  • Over 10 years of providing cycling holidays in Scotland

    Over 10 years of providing cycling holidays in Scotland
  • Our tours feature many interesting places along the way...

    Our tours feature many interesting places along the way...
  • One hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, one hour from London

    One hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, one hour from London
  • Castle Douglas, our base, on a cycle route and ideally-situated for bike tours!

    Castle Douglas, our base, on a cycle route and ideally-situated for bike tours!
  • The pedal cycle was invented here - see the unique cycling heritage.

    The pedal cycle was invented here - see the unique cycling heritage.
  • Use our indoor swim-spa to relax after a day's cycling

    Use our indoor swim-spa to relax after a day's cycling
  • Summerhill, our top-rated B&B with swim-spa

    Summerhill, our top-rated B&B with swim-spa

The country side and towns were even more beautiful than I expected. You took us to areas and points of interest that we would never have seen on our own.

- Ron Barnhart, Kansas City (Guided tour with group of 9) July 2014

The routes you selected for us were excellent, safe, and interesting. You provided great value for money and we would be happy to highly recommend your services to others.

- Duncan Johnston, Vancouver, August, 2014

Friendly expert guides, excellent equipment, wonderful people, thick forests, and rolling countryside to the horizon - all that plus superb accommodations, shops, and cozy pubs lifted straight from a travel brochure

- Sam & Marilyn Brewster, Kansas City July 2014

What can I say about the countryside, except that it was spectacular. The route took us through beautiful hills and farms, interspersed with picturesque villages.

- Dave Eddleston, Oregon, USA. (Self-guided group of 5) 2014

Thanks for such a great bike tour and stay at Summerhill. It was the highlight of my vacation. I really appreciate the warm hospitality and friendly expertise!

- Lars Leetaru, New York (a 3 day tour for one person) April, 2014

The whole tour was excellent, we are struggling to think of anything negative over the three days, accommodation, food were exceptional and the information and maps were great.

- Douglas Laird, from Scotland, May, 2014

Many, many thanks Robin and Tina for such a wonderful stay - you have both been so generous, friendly, helpful - you couldnt have done more.

- Liz Greig, Ella and Dan from Cambridge, England. May, 2013

Robin listened to our wish lists and made our trip to Scotland one of our best ever. I think your idea of building in a music evening in Wigtown is a good one- Bill called it one of the highlights of his life!

- Nanci & Tom Shillington / Collette & Bill McCollum, Canada and USA, July 2013

I first like to thank you for a great cycling holiday. Everything was organised perfectly. Great locations and a wonderful route, with a fine mix of length and scenery (beaches, hills, moors, woodlands).

- Paul Habets and family, Holland, July 2013

You did a wonderful job. A 5 star tour run by a 5 star person. Everything about this bike tour exceeded my expectations.

- Nell Nunn from USA. May 2013

Thank you for an excellent 6 days cycling tour. The tours were very well arranged. The challenges were well adjusted to our level and the nature on the routes was just so beautiful.

- Kirsten and Ulrik, Denmark July 2013

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Galloway Cycling Holidays are a wee bit different; We are a small bike tour company in Scotland with 10 years' experience offering a 'hands on' service to ensure your bicycle vacation or cycle holiday is one to remember.

Have a look at our previous customer comments, browse through our tour options below or just ask us to tailor a tour to suit you.

Available Tours

Use the filter buttons to view our cycle tours by category. Hover over the thumbnails to reveal basic tour criteria, and click 'View Details' to show the full tour info.
About 2-day Tours

Price

£150.00 - £225.00

Distance

From 20 to 50 miles (32 – 80 km)

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Coast, Nat. Scenic Areas, Forest, Hills, Towns, villages, museums, castles etc.

About 2-day Tours
Balcary Bay And Kirkcudbright Artists' Town

Price

£155.00

Distance

20 mls (32 km)

Grade

Easy / moderate

Features

Coast Nat. Scenic Area one day and nature reserve / countryside the other

Balcary Bay And Kirkcudbright Artists' Town
The Scottish Riviera And Galloway Kite Trail

Price

£165.00

Distance

25 mls (40 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

Coast and tea room circuit one day and countryside and town visit the other.

The Scottish Riviera And Galloway Kite Trail
The Glenkens Loop And The Wee Toon

Price

£175.00

Distance

35 – 40 mls (56 – 64 km)

Grade

Moderate with a challenging part

Features

Visit two Stewartry towns and communities with character.

The Glenkens Loop And The Wee Toon
The Abbey Tours

Price

£195.00

Distance

45 – 50 mls (72 – 80 km)

Grade

moderate with strenuous parts

Features

Two interesting routes including two abbeys.

The Abbey Tours
The Cairnsmore To Castle Douglas Jaunt

Price

£225.00

Distance

25 mls (40 km)

Grade

Easy / moderate

Features

Downhill one day and gentle countryside the next.

The Cairnsmore To Castle Douglas Jaunt
About 3-day Tours

Price

£225.00 - £275.00

Distance

From 18 to 40 mls (29 to 64 km)

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Coast, Nat. Scenic Areas, Forest, Hills, Towns, villages, museums, castles etc.

About 3-day Tours
Gatehouse And Kirkcudbright Circuit

Price

£245.00

Distance

20 mls (32 km)

Grade

Easy / moderate

Features

A different town with good B&B and evening restaurant each night.

Gatehouse And Kirkcudbright Circuit
The Glenkens Tour

Price

£255.00

Distance

20 to 25 mls (32 to 40 km)

Grade

Moderate / some challenging parts.

Features

Two nights in a village inn with upland cycling to local communities.

The Glenkens Tour
The Cream O Galloway Circuit

Price

£255.00

Distance

22 to 25 mls (35 to 40 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

A different longer route between Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet.

The Cream O Galloway Circuit
The Solway Coast Circuit

Price

£275.00

Distance

23 to 25 mls (36 to 40 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

A loop to popular New Abbey, then back by the Solway Coast. Flexible accommodation.

The Solway Coast Circuit
The Scottish Riviera

Price

£275.00

Distance

18 to 28 mls (29 to 45 km)

Grade

Easy / moderate.

Features

Two nights in the picturesque village of Kippford.

The Scottish Riviera
The Home Of The Pedal Cycle

Price

£275.00

Distance

Around 30 mls (48 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging.

Features

See the Scottish Cycle Museum and the smithy where the pedal cycle was invented in 1840.

The Home Of The Pedal Cycle
Mid Galloway Tour

Price

£275.00

Distance

30 to 36 mls + (48 to 58 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging distance options

Features

A great tour with longer distance options and lots of features.

Mid Galloway Tour
Day Circuits From Castle Douglas

Price

£225.00

Distance

30 to 40 mls (48 to 64 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging

Features

Three circular day routes with the same 4 star B&B.

Day Circuits From Castle Douglas
About 4-day Tours

Price

£355.00 - £395.00

Distance

From 19 to 60 mls (30 to 96 km)

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Coast, Nat. Scenic Areas, Forest, Hills, Towns, villages, museums, castles etc.

About 4-day Tours
The Urr And Fleet Valley Circuit

Price

£365.00

Distance

20 - 30 mls (32 - 48 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

An interesting part coastal route to towns between two river valleys.

The Urr And Fleet Valley Circuit
The Stewartry Discovery Tour

Price

£385.00

Distance

25 - 30 mls (40 - 48 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

Using signposted cycle routes much of the way with many features.

The Stewartry Discovery Tour
Drumlanrig Castle And Kirkpatrick Macmillan

Price

£395.00

Distance

25 - 30 mls (40 - 48 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging

Features

Two nights in Thornhill and overall peaceful upland cycling.

Drumlanrig Castle And Kirkpatrick Macmillan
The Solway Sands Tour

Price

£390.00

Distance

25 mls (40 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

Two National Scenic Areas and never far from the coast.

The Solway Sands Tour
Castledouglas Kirkcudbright Two Days Each Tour

Price

£325.00

Distance

10 - 60 mls (16 - 96 km)

Grade

Easy / moderate / strenuous

Features

Stay 2 nights each in Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright with flexible different distance routes.

Castledouglas Kirkcudbright Two Days Each Tour
About 5-day Tours

Price

£430.00 - £450.00

Distance

Around 20 to 30 mls (32 to 48 km)

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Coast, Nat. Scenic Areas, Forest, Hills, Towns, villages, museums, castles etc.

About 5-day Tours
The East Stewarty Coast And Fleet Valley National Scenic Areas

Price

£430.00

Distance

20 - 32 mls (32 - 50 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

Cycle mostly near the coast and visit two National Scenic Areas.

The East Stewarty Coast And Fleet Valley National Scenic Areas
Newton Stewart And The Machars

Price

£435.00

Distance

25 - 30 mls (40 - 48 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging parts

Features

Mostly signposted cycling routes to the relatively flat Machars area.

Newton Stewart And The Machars
The Nith Valley Tour

Price

£450.00

Distance

30 mls (48 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging parts

Features

The Nith Valley has excellent cycling countryside.

The Nith Valley Tour
Solway To The River Dee

Price

£435.00

Distance

25 - 30 mls (40 - 48 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

A circuit between two river valleys.

Solway To The River Dee
About 6-day Tours

Price

£510.00 - £550.00

Distance

20 to 32 mls a day (32 to 52 km).

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Coast, Nat. Scenic Areas, Forest, Hills, Towns, villages, museums, castles etc.

About 6-day Tours
Flavour Of Galloway

Price

£550.00

Distance

25 - 30 mls (40 - 48 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

A great tour to experience the best of Galloway.

Flavour Of Galloway
Mid Galloway And Machars Magic

Price

£510.00

Distance

20 mls (32 km)

Grade

Easy / Moderate

Features

A gentle tour with a day to explore the Machars

Mid Galloway And Machars Magic
Caerlaverock And The Nith Valley

Price

£515.00

Distance

26 to 30 mls (42 to 48 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging parts.

Features

An unusual three cornered castle and different Nith Valley route.

Caerlaverock And The Nith Valley
The South Stewartry Circuit

Price

£515.00

Distance

25 to 30 mls (40 to 48 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

Mostly following the general line of the coast from East to West.

The South Stewartry Circuit
Castle Douglas Kirkcudbright Gatehouse Tour

Price

£495.00

Distance

Flexible

Grade

Flexible

Features

Stay three different towns two nights each. Flexible circular routes each day.

Castle Douglas Kirkcudbright Gatehouse Tour
About 7-day Tours

Price

£500.00 - £625.00

Distance

10 to 53 miles (16 to 85 km).

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Coast, Nat. Scenic Areas, Forest, Hills, Towns, villages, museums, castles etc.

About 7-day Tours
The Galloway Triangle

Price

£545.00

Distance

around 20 mls (32 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

Plenty of time to cover this popular route.

The Galloway Triangle
The Bonnie Galloway Tour

Price

£555.00

Distance

around 30 mls or longer (48 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging parts.

Features

Plenty of cycling but still time to stop and see the many features.

The Bonnie Galloway Tour
Inventors Castles And Coast

Price

£565.00

Distance

around 30 mls (48 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging parts.

Features

Features places as the title says with great scenery.

Inventors Castles And Coast
The Dumfries And Galloway Tour

Price

£625.00

Distance

around 50 mls a day (80 km).

Grade

Moderate / strenuous.

Features

Cover most of the region on this tour for regular cyclists.

The Dumfries And Galloway Tour
The Galloway Explorer

Price

£575.00

Distance

25 to 30 miles (40 to 48 km).

Grade

Moderate / challenging parts.

Features

Covers two popular areas with 2 night stays to give flexibility.

The Galloway Explorer
Budget Cycling Holiday

Price

£500.00

Distance

20 to 25 miles (32 to 40 km).

Grade

Easy / moderate.

Features

A two centre holiday – 4 nights in Castle Douglas and 2 nights in Gatehouse.

Budget Cycling Holiday
About Guided Tours

Price

£255.00 - £750.00

Distance

from 20 to 35 miles (32 – 56 km)

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Coast, Nat. Scenic Areas, Forest, Hills, Towns, villages, museums, castles etc.

About Guided Tours
Gentle Galloway Guided Cycle Tour

Price

£625.00

Distance

around 20 mls (32 km)

Grade

Easy / moderate.

Features

A Monday to Friday gentle guided tour through Galloway.

Gentle Galloway Guided Cycle Tour
The Galloway Explorer Guided Cycle Tour

Price

£750.00

Distance

25 to 35 mls (40 to 56 km)

Grade

Moderate.

Features

A Monday to Friday guided tour with lots of features.

The Galloway Explorer Guided Cycle Tour
Gentle Galloway Weekend Guided Cycle Tour

Price

£255.00

Distance

Around 20 mls each day (32 km)

Grade

Easy / moderate.

Features

A guided weekend break – can join to GT1.

Gentle Galloway Weekend Guided Cycle Tour
The Galloway Explorer Weekend Guided Tour

Price

£255.00

Distance

25 to 35 mls (40 to 56 km)

Grade

Moderate.

Features

A guided weekend break – can join to GT2.

The Galloway Explorer Weekend Guided Tour
About Longer Tours

Price

£745.00 - £1195.00

Distance

30 to 55 miles (48 to 88 km).

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Coast, Nat. Scenic Areas, Forest, Hills, Towns, villages, museums, castles etc.

About Longer Tours
The Galloway Explorer

Price

£745.00

Distance

30 mls per day (48 km)

Grade

Moderate / challenging parts.

Features

This tour covers much of other tours plus all the way west to the Mull of Galloway and Portpatrick.

The Galloway Explorer
The Ring Of Galloway

Price

£955.00

Distance

20 - 30 mls (32 - 48 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

Immerse yourself into Galloway culture with this excellent slow paced tour.

The Ring Of Galloway
About Mountain Bike Tours

Price

£125.00 - £595.00

Distance

Various trail routes.

Grade

Moderate / Challenging

Features

5 of the 7 Stanes, Drumlanrig Castle trails and Galloway Forest Park, nearby communities and other forestry roads.

About Mountain Bike Tours
2 Day Mountain Biking Break

Price

£125.00

Distance

Varied

Grade

Discretion.

Features

Visit two mountain biking centres in 2 days.

2 Day Mountain Biking Break
Midweek Mountain Biking Break

Price

£195.00

Distance

Varied

Grade

Discretion.

Features

4 mountain biking centres in 4 days.

Midweek Mountain Biking Break
7 Day Mountain Biking Break

Price

£595.00

Distance

Varied

Grade

Discretion.

Features

6 different mountain biking centres in 7 days.

7 Day Mountain Biking Break
Cycling And Mountain Biking In One Tour

Price

£255.00

Distance

Varied

Grade

Moderate / challenging.

Features

Visit 6 mountain biking centres by bike on road in a week .

Cycling And Mountain Biking In One Tour
About Other Activities

Price

£0.00

Distance

depends, if applicable.

Grade

depends on activity.

Features

depends on activities.

About Other Activities
About Tailor-made Tours

Price

£0.00

Distance

depends on tour

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

Various features according to the tailored tour.

About Tailor-made Tours
About Themed Breaks

Price

£325.00 - £695.00

Distance

depends on tour

Grade

Easy to Challenging

Features

according to the tour

About Themed Breaks
Natural Galloway Cycling Tour

Price

£345.00

Distance

Around 25 mls (40 km).

Grade

Moderate

Features

A 4 day tour around nature reserves and wildlife places.

Natural Galloway Cycling Tour
North Solway Coast Cycling Tour

Price

£325.00 - £695.00

Distance

3 to 7 days – from 37 mls a day.

Grade

Moderate

Features

A great tour to complete - mostly by the coast.

North Solway Coast Cycling Tour
Off-road Tour

Price

£175.00

Distance

10 to 25 mls (16 to 40 km)

Grade

Easy to challenging.

Features

Raiders Road, old railway line, Dalbeattie / Colvend Wood etc

Off-road Tour
Performance Cyclist's Tour

Price

£175.00

Distance

70 to 100 mls (112 to 160 km)

Grade

Challenging.

Features

Glenkens; Portpatrick; Eskdalemuir, Machars etc

Performance Cyclist's Tour
Cycling with adventure activity days

Price

£725.00

Distance

cycling around 25 mls pd (40 km)

Grade

Challenging

Features

Water sports, country sports, adventure park and others.

Cycling with adventure activity days
Cycling with Walks

Price

£175.00

Distance

15 to 30 mls (24 to 48 km)

Grade

Easy / moderate

Features

Balcary Bay; Kippford; Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse, Threave.

Cycling with Walks
About Europe Tours

Price

£250.00

Distance

see specific tour

Grade

Easy to challenging

Features

The Danube river valley

About Europe Tours
Danube Cycling Tour – (6 cycling days)

Price

£500.00

Distance

around 34 mls (55 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

Towns, villages and places of interest along the Danube between Passau and Vienna

Danube Cycling Tour – (6 cycling days)
About Day Tours

Price

£65.00

Distance

20 to 50 mls (32 to 50km)

Grade

Easy to challenging

Features

See individual tours for details

About Day Tours
Kirkcudbright artists’ town

Price

£65.00

Distance

around 20 mls (32 km)

Grade

Easy

Features

Round trip to Kirkcudbright, with several extension options.

Kirkcudbright artists’ town
The Scottish Riviera

Price

£70.00

Distance

25 to 35 mls (40 to 56 km)

Grade

Moderate

Features

A round trip to the Solway Coast, again with several detour options.

The Scottish Riviera
Loch Ken and The Glenkens

Price

£70.00

Distance

25 to 45 mls (40 to 72 km)

Grade

Easy

Features

Cycle by Loch Ken, the Galloway Kite trail and The Glenkens communities.

Loch Ken and The Glenkens
Hills, glens, countryside and coast all in one day

Price

£75.00

Distance

35 – 50 mls (56 – 80 km)

Grade

Moderate with challenging parts

Features

A variety of terrain in one day, visiting Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright..

Hills, glens, countryside and coast all in one day
Quiet roads, views and a good lunch

Price

£75.00

Distance

35 – 50 mls (56 – 80 km)

Grade

Moderate with challenging parts

Features

A peaceful countryside trip to the Cairn Valley and Moniaive for lunch, then back by the Urr Valley.

Quiet roads, views and a good lunch

Our Services

  • Railway station pickup - from Dumfries and Lockerbie
  • Accommodation – B&B and hotels, including our own 4 star B&B with swim spa
  • Welcome meeting on arrival - to go over your tour info
  • Tour information – route book and places of interest
  • Cycle hire – mainly hybrid bikes
  • Luggage transfer – between overnight stops
  • Backup and support service

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Dumfries & Galloway Region

  • Scotland’s Cycling Region; where the pedal cycle was invented in 1840
  • Over 200 miles of coastline and 450 miles of signposted cycling routes
  • Dumfries and Galloway is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets
  • An easy-to-access region from England, Northern Ireland and Central Scotland
  • Small towns and villages of character with many events and festivals throughout the year
  • Hills, glens, lochs, nature reserves and peaceful places on our cycling routes

About Us

As a relatively small business we have the advantage of being able to provide a personalised and flexible service. We use our experience, contacts and accumulated knowledge of Galloway to ensure that your cycling holiday in Scotland will be one to remember!
Robin Hogg, your cycling holiday tour operator
Robin Hogg, your cycling holiday tour operator

Galloway Cycling Holidays owner Robin Hogg has been organising guided and self-guided cycling tours in the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway regions of Southern Scotland for more than 10 years.

Given that he lives and works in the region, Robin’s experience is unique in Scotland - a guarantee of quality and an enjoyable holiday! As a relatively small business Galloway Cycling Holidays has the advantage of being able to provide a personalised and flexible service. This means we use our experience, contacts and accumulated knowledge of Galloway to ensure that a cycling holiday in Scotland is one to remember. As a hands-on business, we personally take care of everything – including the transfer of your luggage between nightly stops, railway station pickups to tailoring tours to suit individual time schedules and personal interests.

We provide guests with detailed itineraries that are personalised and also regularly revised, with the route clearly shown on coloured maps, accompanied by full details of local tourist attractions. Most importantly we provide high-quality bicycles adjusted to your height and maintained to the highest order and are always ready to help and assist when necessary during your cycling holiday. Also, in addition to the variety of Scottish bike tours, we can also provide mountain bikes to enable you to see a different side of our wonderful cycling and biking region. Most importantly as a small business operator we have one very reassuring advantage: we are always ready to listen. We can be contacted by telephone at any time, seven days a week, so that you can travel in total peace of mind!

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News

New Tour Route for 2015 – check it out August / Sept this year

We are introducing a new 'easy' grade tour starting from Lockerbie next year to suite the casual but reasonably fit 'mature' cyclist.
The numerous places of interest include Gretna Green, the new Annandale Distillery, the Solway Coast, Dumfries, Scottish Riviera, Castle Douglas 'food town' and Kirkcudbright artists town and many more. This 5 days cycling / 6 nights good quality accommodation tour is priced at £500 p.p. as a 2014 introductory offer. Contact us for more info or to book.

New 'Day Tours'

We have just introduced one day tours for the first time in 2014.They are designed for those who are short of time or would like to have a cycle on one day and maybe do a walk or other activity on another day. One night's B&B accommodation is included in the tour cost as is a day's cycle hire. Unlike our other tours, we are pleased our Day Tours are within the criteria for customer comments on Tripadvisor.

Danube Tours

We have linked with an established European cycling holiday tour operator and now offer a European cycle tour – the popular route along the line of the River Danube – from Passau to Vienna. We experienced this tour in May, including the tour operators arrangements and flights to and from the area from Scotland, and are now happy to act an agent. There are several different ways to do this tour, including a combined 'bike and boat' tour. Please contact for more information.

Contact

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