The West Highland Rover is a five day train and bikepacking adventure in the Western Highlands. We were asked by Scotrail to do something exciting with the Highland Rover, a ticket that gives you four days travel out of eight consecutive days. Read the blog from the journey here.
The West Highland Rover bikepacking route is the result of our expedition, a great journey combining a scenic train journey with even more scenic cycling. This all for £81.50, while bikes travel free. Please remember to book ahead whenever you can, as spaces on trains can be limited.
This is a trip for intermediate cyclists, but some parts are very remote, so please come prepared.
Here are the videos from each day.
Buy the Highland Rover Ticket. Train from anywhere in Scotland to Crianlarich Station. Cycle via the West Highland Way to Bridge of Orchy.
Train from Bridge of Orchy to Corrour Station. Cycle from Corrour to Fort William.
Cycle from Fort William to Glenfinnan via Strontian. Train from Glenfinnan to Morar.
Cycle from Morar to Mallaig. Ferry to Inverie on Knoydart. Cycle on Knoydart. Ferry to Tarbet. Cycle from Tarbet to Arisaig.
Train from Arisaig to Glenfinnan. Cycle from Glenfinnan to Bridge of Orchy. Train to anywhere in Scotland. Pub!
Download the route as GPX file below. You can buy the Highland Rover here.