All our 6 day tours start from our base in Castle Douglas and include:
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!
This gentle tour averaging 20 miles per day takes you to Castle Douglas, Kippford, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet, Creetown, Newton Stewart and the Glenkens, with stops at fascinating and tasty places of interest along the way! On your first day you’ll head down the Urr Valley to the National Scenic Area at Kippford, before heading into an area that’s often called the Heart of Galloway.
Kirkcudbright is a perfect stop for your second night, with a fascinating art heritage, busy summer events programme and great entertainment. Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre and its delicious ice cream is recommended on your way to your next stop at Gatehouse of Fleet. Here you’ll find historic attractions and two good pubs and restaurants. Taking a quiet road near the old railway line you’ll head to Creetown and Kirroughtree Visitor Centre.
After a night in Newton Stewart you’ll head into the Galloway Forest Park, cycling along The Queens Way and passing Clatterinshaws Loch. The Glenkens area is your last overnight stop before cycling back to Castle Douglas. Contact us to obtain more information on this tour.
Mid Galloway and the Machars (meaning low lying coastal plains in Scots Gaelic) are full of fascinating places to explore including Wigtown Book Town, Bladnoch Distillery and the Galloway Forest Park, and the best way to discover them is, of course, on this easy - about 18 miles a day - circular route. Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Artists’ Town, is your first overnight stay. Cycling west over the River Dee there are a choice of detours to the beautiful nearby coast as you travel to the Fleet Valley and Gatehouse of Fleet.
A change of terrain takes you on a quiet road near the old railway line passing Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre. Heading down to the Machars, Bladnoch whisky distillery, Wigtown Book Town and Garlieston are interesting stops. After an overnight stop in Newton Stewart you’ll cycle through the majestic Galloway Forest Park and along The Queen’s Way on a signposted cycle route to New Galloway, the smallest Royal Burgh in Scotland. The banks of picturesque Loch Ken mark the route back to Castle Douglas, where you have the option to visit Threave Castle, nearby Threave Gardens or Sulwath brewery.
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With daily routes ranging from 23 to 29 miles, this tour is a journey through historically fascinating areas of Dumfries & Galloway. You’ll start by travelling through quiet countryside to the spectacular Glenkiln Sculptures and then down the Cairn Valley to Dumfries, the largest town in the region. Imposing Caerlaverock Castle and the village of Ruthwell are the main features of the next day’s circular tour which takes you back to your accommodation in Dumfries. You’ll then cycle north by the River Cairn to the Nith Valley to where the pedal cycle was invented. Thornhill is your destination where you’ll enjoy warm hospitality in an excellent guest house for two nights.
There’s much to explore in the Nith Valley, including Drumlanrig Castle and the Scottish Cycle Museum – we suggest at 26 mile route, but you can tailor your plans to your energy levels! You’ll then head towards New Galloway, using parts of the National Byways Cycle Route passing dramatic upland scenery. Your final day sees you cycling back to Castle Douglas, via beautiful Loch Ken, keeping an eye on the sky as you follow the Galloway Red Kite Trail. Contact us to obtain more information on this tour.
Such is the beauty of the Solway coast that it features 3 of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. This tour helps you experience them all, with most daily cycles around 26 miles in length. Your journey beings with the Glenkiln Sculptures, cycling down the Cairn Valley and on to Dumfries. You’ll then head west, overlooking the River Nith estuary, spending the night in New Abbey, made famous by the towering ruins of Sweetheart Abbey, Scotland’s National Museum of Costume and the fully restored New Abbey Corn Mill. Further round the coast is the birthplace visitor centre of John Paul Jones, founder of the US Navy, a nature reserve and an excellent sandy beach.
You’ll overnight in the second National Scenic Area called ‘The East Stewartry Coast’ but known by many as ‘The Scottish Riviera’ due to its sunny disposition! Next you’ll cycle both sides of the Urr estuary to picturesque Kirkcudbright Artists’ Town. You’ll round off your trip by visiting the final NSA, Fleet Valley, via Cream o’ Galloway ice cream visitor centre, Gatehouse of Fleet and Cardoness Castle. Turning inland you’ll head back to Castle Douglas on a short peaceful hill and woodland route.
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Your first night's 4 star B&B is on your arrival day. If here early enough 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 in and around the Kirkcudbright area the next day can be from 10 miles up to 30 miles, returning again to the same B&B.
Next day, your 4th cycling day, you cycle on to Gatehouse of Fleet, with mileage options from 16 up to 30 miles by taking several coast detours. Stay tonight in Gatehouse of Fleet and then next day do a circuit in and around Gatehouse with mileage options from 6 to 25 miles or even longer if you can manage it. For your last day, cycle back to Castle Douglas - 15 miles up to 25 m iles or lomnger. Depart after today's cycle or stay an extra night - extra cost.
Each day has beautiful scenery and lots of features.