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  • Cyclists on the beach at Brodick Bay
    Brodick Bay
  • Buses and cyclists on Cumbrae
    Buses and cyclists on Cumbrae
  • Cycle hire at Millport, Cumbrae
    Cycle hire at Millport, Cumbrae
  • Cyclists at sunset on the esplanade by south beach, Troon
    Cyclists at south beach, Troon

Have your pick of routes in Ayrshire & Arran as you grab your bike and set off to explore the region on two wheels. With such a wide range of terrain to challenge yourself, cycle coastal roads around the region's accessible islands or get away from it all on trails through some of Scotland's outstanding ancient forests.

Islands

The region is blessed with some of the most accessible islands in Scotland. The Isle of Cumbrae, also known as Great Cumbrae, can be reached by a 10-minute ferry ride from Largs on the mainland. At just 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, the island is popular destination for walkers and cyclists alike. Setting out on two wheels, cyclists can benefit from 11 miles of coastal roads and trails. You can bring your bike with you or choose to hire one from the island’s main town, Millport.

The ferry to the Isle of Arran takes just 55 minutes from Ardrossan and is a gateway to great cycling opportunities and much more besides. Arran is often described as possessing the best that Scotland has to offer on one small island. As well as a whisky distillery, watersports, hill walking and so on, the island also offers the challenge of a 56-mile circular route, providing an excellent opportunity to discover many of the islands’ villages along the way. Not only that, there is Brodick Country Park, Britain’s only island country estate, which boasts 10 miles of waymarked trails through dense forests.

Forests

On the mainland, the National Cycling Network has routes in Ayrshire passing through some of the most scenic countryside and making use of off the road tracks and waterside paths wherever possible. Make sure to appreciate the beautiful setting of the ancient woodlands of the expansive Galloway Forest Park and the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, which are spill over into neighbouring regions, as you cycle along quiet tracks and trails.

Browse the listings to plan your cycling trip in Ayrshire & Arran today.

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  1. Arran Adventure Centre

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Brodick

    Welcome to Arran Adventure Centre

  2. Cycling around Cumbrae

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    Cycle Routes

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    Millport

    A lovely cycle route offering beautiful views across to Arran.

  3. Gradings

    Ayrshire & Arran

    A short route, taking just over an hour - this is an easy scenic cycle suitable for all levels of cycling.

  4. Gradings

    Kilmarnock

    Route takes you through Kilmarnock, mostly flat road route on a mix of A and B roads and farm lanes taking approximately 2 hours.

  5. Isle of Arran - part 3

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    Cycle Routes

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    Blackwaterfoot

    Real mountains, lovely scenery, mostly quiet roads.

  6. Gradings

    Mauchline

    A route taking just over 2 hours starting and ending in Catrine.

  7. Gradings

    Irvine

    A pleasant ride on mainly country/farm roads resulting in a very safe scenic ride for all ages.

  8. The Merrick Circle - part 2

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    Mountain Bike Trails

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    Dalmellington

    Most of this section is at high level.

  9. Arran Mountain Biking

    Type

    Mountain Bike Trails

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    Brodick

    The Isle of Arran is known as 'Scotland in miniature' as it has pretty much everything that features in Scotland at large - majestic mountains, deep glens, stunning beaches and great mountain biking.

  10. On Your Bike

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    Bike Shops & Hire

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    Millport

    On Your Bike is one of the Isle of Cumbrae’s most comprehensive cycle hire centres.

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