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Scotland's Adventure Coast

Argyll & the Isles has hundreds of things to see, do and explore. From pristine beaches and historic castles, to atmospheric woodland walks and adrenaline-pumping watersports, there's plenty for everyone to get involved in and enjoy.

Pick and choose what takes your fancy whether you are here on holiday, a short break or travelling around Scotland. That’s the best part - its all within easy reach so there’s no excuse for you not to enjoy Scotland’s adventure coast.

These suggestions are not just for visitors - if you're lucky enough to call this region home, then these ideas are for you too!


Road Cycling FAQ

Can I hire road bikes in Argyll & the Isles?

There are a number of places to hire road bikes and e-bikes in Argyll and the Isles for the day or as part of a longer break in the area. We recommend you book well in advance at peak periods.

What equipment do I need?

The Oban Sportive takes place in May every year. It offers two loops For a short trip on a planned route, you just need a road bike, helmet, high vis clothing, map and compass / GPS and plenty of water. For a longer trip, it woul be useful to have a basic bicycle repair and first aid kit, sun cream and a waterproof jacket (it is unpredictable in Scotland!), insect repellent and plenty to eat and drink. Always carry cash to make the most of the cake stall honesty boxes and other places where cards are not accepted.