Four nights B&B or hotel accommodation – we use our own 5 star Tripadvisor rated B&B, Summerhill, with swim spa, subject to availability and other accommodation in other towns, depending on the tour chosen.
Cycle hire – discount if not required.
Luggage transfer - discount if not required.
Tour Info – provided at welcome meeting on arrival.
Support Service - if any problems.
Free extra - Cycle to Threave Castle and Garden on arrival day afternoon – with Sulwath brewery visit on return!
You’ll travel through two of Scotland’s finest National Scenic Areas on this tour with daily distances of moderate lengths (19, 29, 22 and 25 miles). Beginning with a journey through the Urr Valley you’ll cycle to a stretch of coastline known as The Scottish Riviera, where beautiful landscapes conspire with picture postcard villages to create a perfect holiday atmosphere.
You’ll then follow a partly coastal route, passing Dundrennan Abbey on the way to Kirkcudbright Artists’ Town, a beautiful harbour town with fantastic restaurants serving tasty local food. Continuing the tour you’ll travel along The National Cycle Route, with a highly recommended detour to a coastal beauty spot. Gatehouse of Fleet, with imposing Cardoness Castle, a kilt making centre and good pubs and restaurants is your next overnight stop and on your final day you’ll travel over moorland, passing through a forest with a choice of two routes back to Castle Douglas.
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This tour is for those who like to fill every part of their break with things to do and places to see! The Stewartry Discover Tour has daily routes of 26, 25, 26 and 24 miles and you’ll stay in a different town each night. Gatehouse of Fleet is your first destination before heading west. You will then embark upon a cycle through a Glen and past a peaceful nature reserve before passing the 7stanes mountain biking centre and the visitor centre at Kirroughtree. The Gateway to the Galloway Hills, Newton Stewart, is your next overnight stop.
Your continuing journey will take you along the Queens Way through the Galloway Forest Park, passing the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall, a wild goat park and a red deer range before arriving at your next stop – the smallest Royal Burgh in Scotland, New Galloway. On your final day of cycling you’ll follow the line of Loch Ken and the Galloway Red Kite Trail, with options to visit Threave Castle, Threave Gardens or Sulwath Brewery on your return to Castle Douglas. Contact us to obtain more information on this tour.
This beautiful, quiet tour takes you on a journey through rolling farming landscapes towards the home of the pedal bicycle. Your route starts with a trip to see the famous Glenkiln Sculptures, and into the Cairn Valley with it’s easy to follow signposted cycling routes. Your first night stay is in Thornhill, making this a 30 mile route, and the gentle journey into the Nith Valley is well rewarded with two nights at an excellent guest house.
With its cycle-friendly network of roads and fascinating attractions, the Nith Valley is perfect for exploring by bike. We suggest a 26 mile route, easily tailored to suit your interests. Dumlanrig Castle and the Scottish Cycle Museum is nearby, as is Keir Mill – the village where Kirkpatrick McMillan, inventor of the pedal bicycle, worked as a blacksmith.
The National Byways Cycle Route is used in parts for your next route, a 29 mile trip to a charming hotel near New Galloway, and on the way the Striding Arches, a new hillside sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy and the Green Tea House are good places to visit. Finish off your trip by returning to Castle Douglas via Loch Ken. Contact us to obtain more information on this tour.
This tour takes you through landscapes full of history and places that inspired people to achieve wondrous things. A popular countryside route takes you to the famous Glenkiln Sculptures at Glenkiln Reservoir. There are two options to Dumfries from here, and the longest gives a 26 miles day route via the Cairn Valley, downstream all the way to Dumfries. Nicknamed the Queen of the South, Dumfries is the region’s main town and was the home of Robert Burns for most of his life making this the perfect place to visit during Homecoming Scotland 2009.
The next day you’ll explore both sides of the River Nith estuary. To one side is Caerlaverock Castle and Nature Reserve. To the other the Mabie Forest 7stanes mountain biking centre and your next overnight stop, New Abbey. This tiny village is dominated by the beautiful Sweetheart Abbey, a love story wrought in stone.
Continuing along the coast you can visit the birthplace of John Paul Jones founder of the US Navy, a nature reserve and glorious stretch of sandy beach before arriving in Kippford. On the last day you’ll journey along both sides of the River Urr Valley, passing Dalbeattie mountain biking centre before returning to Castle Douglas. Contact us to obtain more information on this tour.
Your first night's 4 star B&B is on your arrival day. If here early enought you have the opportunity to do a free afternoon / early evening circuit to popular Threave Castle and / or the National Trust for Scotland's Threave Garden just outside Castle Douglas.
Your first full cycling day takes you on a countryside and coast route to the Scottish Riviera - distance options from 20 to 60 miles. Stay another night at your B&B in Castle Douglas.
The next day cycle to Kirkcudbright artists town' - distance options from 10 miles to 32 miles or longer, and stay in a 4 star B&B there.
A circular tour to Gatehouse of Fleet in the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area the next day can be from 25 miles fairly easy cycling or longer up to 60 miles, returning again to the same B&B.
Next day, your 4th cycling day, you cycle back to Castle Douglas, with mileage options from 10 to 50 miles. Depart after today's cycle or stay an extra night - extra cost.