This 48-mile ride, set in spectacular scenery, is part of the much longer Caledonia Way (Route 78) which runs for 237 miles from Campbeltown to Inverness. Both Oban and Fort William are accessible by train, and Oban is also a busy ferry terminal, making it easy to reach this route.
This fantastic route offers adventurous cyclists the chance to explore spectacular Scottish scenery. Route 78 is a demanding long-distance route and is best suited for those who enjoy hill climbs and want to challenge themselves. If you’re looking for an adventure and want to stretch your legs then you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of lochs, forests and coastline.
Along the route you’ll pass several points of interest, including the Sea Life Sanctuary, which has interesting marine displays, wildlife such as otters, a nature trail and an adventure play area. It also has a cafe so you can enjoy a well-earned cup of tea and a break.
When you cycle up the hill to Kentallen you’ll have reached the highest point on the route. If you want to pause for a moment there’s a seat and a wonderful view over Loch Linnhe. The path then heads onto one of the most scenic sections as the railway path hugs the coastline for a couple of miles, before heading inland and emerging just to the south of Ballachulish Bridge.
The Oban to Fort William section of the Caledonia Way is ideal for those who want to enjoy some of the most amazing landscapes in Scotland and are up for a challenge.
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.