Cycling Oban, Lorn & the Isles

Scotland's Adventure Coast

Oban is very fortunate in having many great places to to go cycling, suitable both for mountain bikes and road bikes. Mountain bikes are well served with forest tracks and paths and there are single track tarmac roads suitable for all bikes so you can ride from Oban to Connel or Oban to Taynuilt for example along beautiful quiet glens, with plenty of opportunities for whizzing down the hills.... once you have climbed up them!

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Cycling Routes

The Caledonia Way, National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network, runs from Campbeltown to Inverness, along 235 miles of outstanding scenery.   

The 122 mile, mainly on-road leg between Oban and Campbeltown offers the chance to discover Lorn, Knapdale and the Kintyre peninsula, with incredible views of the islands of Jura and Arran, as well as charming harbours, castles, abbeys and ancient stones. Adventurous riders will love the extensive network of forest trails that branch off this route. 

The Caledonia Way

Running 120 miles from Campbeltown to Oban (National Cycle Route 78), the route can be ridden in one go or split up into smaller stretches. With beautiful coastal stretches and views across to the islands and sea lochs, you’ll see ancient castles, stone circles, and incredible wildlife. 

Oban to Fort William

Most of this 48 mile route is on wonderful, traffic-free path, with a few sections on minor roads. Much of the path between Oban and Ballachulish is built along the former railway line which ran from Connel to the slate quarries near Ballachulish. 

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