Are you planning a cycle challenge for this year? Scotland offers some of the most dramatic and beautiful terrains in Britain, with an array of spectacular routes to choose from. We’ve selected some of Scotland’s most iconic long-distance cycle routes for you to consider in 2023.
A collection of long-distance cycle routes in Scotland. Each a challenge and an opportunity for adventure when ridden from end to end. But they can also make enjoyable day trips cycled in short sections.
234 miles (377km) from Campbeltown to Inverness
214 miles (344km) from Inverness to Glasgow via Pitlochry
Cycling past Bamburgh Castle on National Route 1
200 miles (322km) from Newcastle to Edinburgh via Berwick and Melrose
The 30-metre high Kelpies in The Helix park
57 miles (92km) from Edinburgh to Glasgow
172 miles (276km) from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
View of South Harris on the Hebridean Way
184 miles (296km) from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis