Hit The Road: Our Favourite Routes in Scotland

When we can, we all love to take the opportunity to get out on our bikes and hit the road. In this list, we’ll take you through our recommendations just in time for Monday’s bank holiday. Filled with scenic coastal routes and beautiful Scottish countryside, there is a route for everyone!!

Route 1: The South West Coastal 300

The South West Coastal 300 is a very well known stretch of road. Along the way you have incredible beaches like Sandyhills Bay, and quaint Scottish towns with old castle ruins like Kirkcudbright. We would recommend taking a few days to travel this route to really take it all in, but for the bank holiday why not try and tackle a small portion of it? 

Check out the full route here.

Route 2: North Coast 500

A mammoth of a route, but totally worth it. The North Coast 500 will take you to some of Scotland’s most gorgeous landmarks. Kicking off in Inverness, the circular route brings you to Orkney, Skye and Scrabster. Finally, you can drive through the stunning area of Loch Ness and finish up back in Inverness.

See the complete route here.

Route 3: Ardnamurchan Peninsula from Mallaig to Tobermory.

Mallaig is an amazing seaside town in its own right and well worth visiting, however taking this route will take you out of Mallaig and across the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Beautiful volcanic rock is dotted the whole way along this route as well as spectacular coastal beaches. This is a short route of 55 miles, so definitely one to consider this bank holiday!

Check out the complete route visit here

Route 4: Borders Historic Route

Starting off in the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh, this route is perfect for those looking to stay inland and see the beautiful countryside that Scotland has to offer. This takes you right down to the border with England and crosses through Gretna Green.

Along the way there are plenty of places to stop and learn a bit about the history of the Scottish border towns.

See the full route here.

Route 5: 

For those without the time to spend the whole weekend on the road, this route is for you! Taking only three quarters of an hour to complete, you’ll begin at Loch Carron and along the way witness the beautiful Outer Hebridies and Wester Ross, ending up at Applecross, where you can catch a stunning view of the Isle of Skye. 

Find out more here.