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Galloway Cycling Holidays in South West Scotland

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South Coast 200 Tour

The South Coast 200 is a natural cycling challenge across the south of Scotland - from the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point to Gretna Green, at the border with England.
Quiet country roads and signposted cycle routes are a feature of this popular cycling and biking region.
There lots to see along the way - including over 30 interesting small towns and villages, including many cafes and other food places which are shown on our tour info.
Overnight stop B&B's and small hotels are tried and tested at strategic points.
We can arrange it all - route info, accommodation, transport advice, luggage transfer, bike hire and support.
Contact us to discuss.

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Tour criteria
Approximate Daily Distances Prices Grade
From To From To Moderate/Challenging
33 70 250.00 500.00
  
How To Get Here

How To Get Here

Arriving by train or car are the two main options.
By Train - Arrive at Stranraer, Lockerbie or Dumfries.
To Stranraer - Trains arrive approx every 2 hours. It is then another 25 miles to the start point at the Mull, or 18 miles to Drummore, the accommodation for the first night prior to departure. We can assist with arrival.
To Lockerbie or Dumfries - Regular train arrivals. We can pickup and transport, including bikes to Drummore accommodation. Cost according to numbers - 4 in party is the most cost-effective.
Arrive by car - to Gretna Green (end point) - we can pickup and transport to the start point.

Tour Duration

Tour Duration

The tour can start on any day of the week and take from 3 to 6 days.
3 days - for regular cyclists who are looking for a challenge of around 70 miles a day.
4 or 5 days - for regular cyclists who still want to cycle around 40 to 55 miles a day, depending on the accommodation location.
6 days - for those who want to spend time at the various places of interest and can manage around 33 miles a day.
In addition to the basic route, we also have detours to nearby attractions which we recommend to maximise your tour experience of the region. These detours can bring the route up to 250 miles in total!
 

Accommodation and luggage transfer

Accommodation and luggage transfer

We select the accommodation for each tour at a point to make each day as equal distance as possible. We use good standard B&B's, guest houses or small hotels. These accommodations are tried and tested, having already been used by us during our 13 years experience of arranging cycling holidays in Dumfries and Galloway region. 
Prior to accepting a tour booking, we ensure accommodation availability.
We also use tried and trusted personnel for luggage transfer between accommodation. We do not use taxis.
We often stop and check you are ok during luggage transfer, if we are passing near where you are cycling.

The 200 in 3 days

The 200 in 3 days

Mull of Galloway to Newton Stewart - around 70 miles. Begin by cycling round Luce Bay visiting several villages along the way to the Isle of Whithorn. Continue north by Garlieston, Wigtown and Newton Stewart to stay.
Newton Stewart to Kippford - around 65 miles. Cross the River Cree and head east on the No.7 cycle route visiting Kirroughtree and Creetown. Avoiding the A75, cycle inland to Gatehouse and on to Kirkcudbright - a lunch stop?   Continue on a coastal route, crossing the River Urr to arrive at Kippford to stay.
Day 3 - Kippford to Gretna Green - around 68 miles. Follow the Solway Coast to Dumfries then continuing on the cycle route, again by many communities and places of interest to Gretna Green. Accommodation optional.

The 200 in 4 days

The 200 in 4 days

You cycle the same route as the 3 days tour with different overnight stop locations giving you around 50 miles cycling each day. Glenluce Abbey and ancient Whithorn can be detours on the first day. Newton Stewart would be the next day's lunch stop with maybe an ice cream at Cream o' Galloway on the way to your next accommodation. Dundrennan Abbey, Orchardton Tower and John Paul Jones museum are on our route to the Scottish Riviera by the Solway Coast. The last day, following the line of the River Nith estuary to Dumfries, is thereafter fairly flat by the Solway Coast, with Caerlaverock Castle, the nature reserve and the savings bank musuem at Ruthwell a spate of places of interest on the way to Gretna Green.

 

The 200 in 5 days

The 200 in 5 days

This 5 day tour with around 40 miles each day has overnight stops in and around several villages. With less accommodation options, the daily distance may have to be ammended. Cycle round Luce Bay on the first day towards Port William. You then round Wigtown Bay by Garlieston, Bladnoch distillery, Wigtown 'book town' to Newton Stewart area. The towns of Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright are passed through the next day on the way to the next accommodation. You pass through the Scottish Riviera on to the Solway Coast to picturesque village of New Abbey. On the last day, pass through Dumfries then several stop options, including an Annandale distillery detour on your way to Gretna Green.
 

The 200 in 6 days

The 200 in 6 days

For casual cyclists, we recommend doinmg the tour in 6 days, with around 33 miles a day.
If required, during luggage transfers and at other times, we are able to support.
If you are able to do the 6 miles from the Mull to your accommodation in Drummore on your arrival day, this would reduce the distance on the longer than normal mostly flat first day. We go over the options at enquiry stage or after booking.
The accommodation places on the tour are all in small towns with good evening meal options. After Dumfries, you have a fairly flat cycle to Gretna Green, so you can either stay the night there or depart after the cycle.
 

 

Previous Comments

Previous Comments

I think it’s fair to say the trip exceeded expectations with the route, recommendations and accommodation.The 50 mile days were just right with plenty of time for sightseeing. Ivan Beilby
Agreed, surpassed my expectations. Memorable long weekend in a part of the UK I'd barely visited. Great route and well looked after. Andy Mc
Yes, agreed, I really enjoyed it too. The route took us along some fantastic cycle routes around the coast. The combination of a map and the written instructions made for an effortless navigational exercise. All in all a cracking cycling experience. Andy Dixon. Three friends from North Yorkshire.

Tour Cost

Tour Cost

3 days - £275 p.p. - assuming two sharing a room.
4 days - £365 p.p.
5 days - £445 p.p.
6 days - £515 p.p.
This cost includes tour info, luggage transfer and a support service if any problems. Additional charges apply for single rooms and only one person on a tour - we will quote. Similarly, savings can be made for a group tour. We offer a 10% discount for at least 4 on a tour.
 

Extra Services

Extra Services

Extra night's accommodation - from £80 per couple.
Cycle hire - £20 per day. Electric bikes available - £35 per day.
Arrival and departure assistance - minibus transport - depending on numbers and distance - various options, contact us to discuss  - e.g. pickup from Gretna Green, Castle Douglas or from Stranraer station ot the start point.
While doing luggage transport, pickups are usually available for those finding it too much of a challenge. We will always assist is much as possible.

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