All our longer distance tours start from our base in Castle Douglas and include:
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.
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 nine day tour is very similar to the seven day Galloway Explorer Tour, starting with a circular tour to the Scottish Riviera. Averaging around 30 miles per day, you’ll spend 2 consecutive nights in Thornhill and also in Portpatrick in the west coast of Scotland.
After an overnight stop in Newtown Stewart you continue west to Portpatrick, a picturesque fishing and pleasure boat village and the shortest crossing point to N. Ireland. You can rest the next day or take a circuit as far as the southernmost point in Scotland, the Mull of Galloway.
You head back east via Glenluce Abbey, Bladnoch whisky distillery and Wigtown book town to stay another night in Newton Stewart. Follow the signposted National Cycle Route via Creetown Gem Rock Museum and Cairnsmore Nature Reserve to Gatehouse of Fleet situated in a National Scenic Area.
Gatehouse of Fleet is your final overnight stop withpicturesque Kirkcudbright an ideal half way point on your way back to Castle Douglas on your tenth day of cycling. Contact us to obtain more information on this tour.
After a trip to the Mull of Galloway you’ll pass Glenluce Abbey on your way along the coast to Port William. The Isle of Whithorn and Whithorn are two peaceful villages in a tranquil setting, with historically important early Christian sites. Next is Wigtown Book Town via Garliston harbour, before joining the National Cycle Route with small detours to Kirroughtree Visitor Centre and Creetown.
Kirkcudbright is your next destination, with a strong recommendations to pop into Gatehouse of Fleet and Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre for an ice cream reward on the way. You’ll spend two nights in Kirkcudbright before continuing along the Solway Coast to a favourite accommodation stop and some amazing coastal walks to enjoy. Celebrate completing your journey by enjoying a local beer in Sulwath Brewery in Castle Douglas! Contact us to obtain more information on this tour.