- From - to: Irvine and Ayr
- Distance: 19 miles
- Type: Mostly traffic-free
- Access: Irvine, Barassie, Troon, Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick Town and Ayr railway stations
- Surface: Tarmac
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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.
Things to see and do:
- Gailes Marsh Wildlife Reserve
- Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
- Shelwalton Wood Wildlife Reserve
- Dundonald Castle.
Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.
This 19 mile linear route, part of National Route 7, takes in long stretches of the Ayrshire coastline between Irvine, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr, and has spectacular views across to the Isle of Arran.