Cycle Trails

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Please remember bikes can be hired with Sunart Cycles if you dont have your own bike with you.

C1. Fiunary Forest Morvern from Lochaline, Drimnin & Rahoy

MAP: OS Explorer 383 Grid ref: Various
START: From any of the Forestry Commission car parks around the forest.
TERRAIN: Mainly forest roads suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes. Includes some long ascents/ descents and challenging off-road ‘red routes’ suitable for experienced mountain bikers.
TIME: Rides can vary from half hour trips to whole day epics.

SELECTED ROUTES:
C1a. Savary drove track: This loop takes 1.5-2 hours and gives fantastic views across to Mull and Loch na Keal.
C1b. Achadh Forsa loop: a 1.5 mile loop starting from the Lochaline Forestry Office.
C2. Drimnin to Barr: a great ride to combine with the Eilean trail or as a long loop via Lochaline.
C3. Eilean trail (new): the track starts from the end of the forest road north of the old settlement at Barr (reached via the access road to Rahoy, off the Strontian to Lochaline A884). Barr & Dorlinn can also be reached by ferry from Laga Bay.

C4. Glencripesdale National Nature Reserve (10km)

MAP: OS Explorer 383
START: The access road to Laudale, signposted just before the road leaves Loch Sunart and turns south and up the hill on the A884 Strontian to Lochaline road.
TERRAIN: Mainly forest roads suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes. Good going on Land Rover tracks.
TIME: Allow one to two hours for this trail.

C5. Polloch to Glenfinnan Right of Way (10km)

MAP: OS Explorer 391
START: From the car park at Polloch.
TERRAIN: Mainly forest roads suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes.
TIME: Allow three to four hours for this trail. You will have to make return transport arrangements if you don’t have the energy to cycle back.

C6. Ariundle Oakwood and Lead Mines (6km one way)

MAP: OS Explorer 391
START: From the car park at Ariundle.
TERRAIN: Mainly forest roads suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes. Good going on Land Rover tracks.
TIME: Allow one to two hours for this trail.

C7. Scotstown to Longrigg (2.5km)

MAP: OS Explorer 391 Grid Ref: various
START: Small track leading off road to Polloch.
TERRAIN: Challenging off-road ‘track’ suitable for experienced mountain bikers.
TIME: Allow one to two hours for this trail.

C8. Ardtornish Castle (6km)

MAP: OS Explorer 383
START: Ardtornish Gardens car park Morvern.
TERRAIN: Mainly forest roads suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes. Good going on Land Rover tracks.
TIME: Allow one to two hours for this trail.

C9. Lochaline old road to Kinlochaline (3km)

MAP: OS Explorer 383
START: Lochaline Pier.
TERRAIN: Good going on tracks.
START: Lochaline Pier.
TIME: Allow one to two hours for this trail.

C10. Kentra to Singing Sands (5km one way)

MAP: OS Explorer 390
START: Arivegaig.
TERRAIN: Good going on Land rover tracks. However the track to Ockle is very challenging and suitable for only experienced mountain bikers.
TIME: Allow one to two hours for the trail to the Singing Sands.