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Galloway Cycling Holidays in South West Scotland

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The South Coast 200 Tour

A natural cycling challenge across southern Scotland from the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point, to Gretna Green on the border with England.

Over 30 small towns and villages, with numerous interesting features and attractions, cafes, pubs and other places along the way.

You can choose to cover the 200 miles in three, four, five, or six days.

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Luce Bay and the Isle of Whithorn

Luce Bay and the Isle of Whithorn

From the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point, to the Isle of Whithorn, passing the ancient ruins of Glenluce Abbey.

The next leg will take you through Garlieston and Wigtown, known as Scotland's 'Book Town', with over quarter of a million new and second-hand books in twenty traditional book shops and related businesses. You'll cross the River Cree at Newton Stewart, one of Galloway's larger towns with plenty of accommodation and dining options and a short detour to Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre.

Newton Stewart and the River Cree

Newton Stewart and the River Cree

Visit Wigtown, Galloway's famous 'Book Town', before crossing the River Cree at Newton Stewart. Optional whisky tasting at Bladnoch distillery!

The next leg will take you through Garlieston and Wigtown, known as Scotland's 'Book Town', with over quarter of a million new and second-hand books in twenty traditional book shops and related businesses. You'll cross the River Cree at Newton Stewart, one of Galloway's larger towns with plenty of accommodation and dining options and a short detour to Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre.

Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright Harbour

Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright Harbour

Via Creetown & Cairnsmore of Fleet Nature Reserve... with an optional ice-cream stop at Cream o' Galloway!

Our route departs from the main No.7 cycle route to what we think is a more picturesque route through a National Scenic Area at the base of the Galloway Hills before re-joining again on the way to Kirkcudbright, a harbour village known as Galloway's 'Artists' Town'- and a great place to stop for lunch!

Kippford and the Scottish Riviera

Kippford and the Scottish Riviera

Featuring Dundrennan Abbey, Orchardton Tower, Balcary Bay & Hestan Island

Continue on a coastal route, with regular clear views across the Solway Firth to the mountains of England's Lake District, finally crossing the River Urr to arrive at Kippford, a popular coastal village.

Along the way you'll have a chance to look around the impressive ruins of Dundrennan Abbey and Orchardton Tower, dating back to the 12th and 15th centuries respectively.

Sandyhillls & The Colvend Coast

Sandyhillls & The Colvend Coast

Passing Kirkbean, Sweetheart Abbey, and the John Paul Jones museum.

This stretch known as the Colvend Coast, will take you past Sandyhillls and the Mersehead Nature Reserve and through the picturesque village of New Abbey.

Along the way you'll pass the John Paul Jones museum and the impressive skeletal remains of Sweetheart Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1275 which still stands proudly over New Abbey.

Dumfries, Annan, and Gretna Green

Dumfries, Annan, and Gretna Green

Via Caerlaverock Castle and Annandale distillery.

Following the line of the River Nith estuary to Dumfries, the route is thereafter fairly flat along the Solway Coast. There's plenty of optional stops along the way, including Annandale distillery (providing regular tours) as well as Caerlaverock Castle, the Devil’s Porridge Exhibition, and the Savings Bank Musuem at Ruthwell for the history buffs.

You'll finally arrive in Gretna Green on the border with England, where you can either spend the night, or depart by road or rail.

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Total payable now: 250.00