Dunoon to Portavadie is a 29-mile route across the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute.
Arriving in Gourock you have the option to take the ferry across the Firth of Clyde to Dunoon on the Cowal Penninsula. At Dunoon, the route travels on road across the Cowal peninsula to the Portavadie ferry terminal. From here take another ferry service to link up with Route 78, The Caledonia Way.
Portavadie is a small village on the shores of Loch Fyne, and a great place for people who love to be outdoors in nature. It’s a fantastic base for activities such as walking, kayaking, sailing and cycling. The nearby country roads and forest tracks are fantastic for cycling and mountain biking. If you’re lucky you may spot deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles or red squirrels while you’re out around Portavadie.
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.