Routes

If you are looking for bikepacking routes in Scotland, look no further. We will publish new routes here regularly. The following routes have been designed and tested by Bikepacking Scotland.

The Capital Trail
The Capital Trail is a 251km bikepacking route starting and finishing on Portobello Beach in Edinburgh. For more information click here.

The Central Belter
The Central Belter is a new route starting and finishing on Portobello Beach, connecting the Capital Trail, the Highland Trail and the Cairngorms Loop. It is due to be finished in early summer in 2017. For more information click here.

The Reiver Raid
The Reiver Raid is a 175km bikepacking route starting and finishing at Tweedbank Station near Melrose in the Scottish Borders. For more information click here.

The West Island Trail
Developed in partnership with the SYHA Hostelling Scotland, the West Island Trail is a 332km bikepacking loop connecting the hostels in Oban, Lochranza, Port Charlotte and Lochranza. For more information click here.

The West Highland Rover
A train & bike adventure on the West Highland Line. Developed in partnership with Scotrail. For more information click here.

The following are also established bikepacking routes in Scotland:
Highland Trail
Deeside Trail
Cairngorms Loop
Borders 350

Planning your own route? As a start have a look at this site here, there are many shorter options you could combine as a day trip. If you want to plan your own route, here are a few useful resources:

Websites
Heritage Paths
Cycle Scottish Borders

Books
The Bothy Bible
Scottish Hill Tracks