This route takes in long stretches of the Ayrshire coastline between Irvine, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr and has spectacular views across to the Isle of Arran. After leaving Irvine, the route passes close to Irvine Beach Park before heading inland through two Scottish Wildlife Reserves, Gailes Marsh and Shewalton Wood, before returning to the coast at Troon. The route then follows the coast to Ayr.
From Ayr you can catch the train back to Irvine or cycle back. It's also possible to organise shorter cycling trips by using the regular local train services with stations at Irvine, Barassie, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.