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South West Coastal 300.

Scotland

23rd July - 25th July 2022

What does the ride involve?
 

FULLY SUPPORTED ROAD CYCLING TOUR

Grade: Moderate/Hard

300 miles in 3 days

Prices start from £750pp based on sharing a twin room, with breakfast and evening meal included in this package, with an additional supplement for anyone that requires a room to themselves.

Cycling 300 miles around the South West Scotland in three days is a tough ride. The route is moderatly challenging with some changes in elevation but contains nothing too daunting. The parcour was originally used for the 24-hour Challenge Event in 2018 but is now becoming established as a tourist route akin to the North Coast 500 further north. We find three days to be the optimum duration and more enjoyable then the 24-hour approach!

The SWC300 features fabulous coastlines, through a delightful rolling roads. The route follows quiet country roads as much as possible although inevitably there are some shorter stretches that are busier with traffic. Our Tour starts and finishes in Sanquar, between Ayr and Dumfries and follows the route in a clockwise direction.

Sanquhar is on the River Nith – one of Scotland’s top salmon rivers. The Solway Firth is located between Dumfries and Galloway and England. It's the third-largest estuary in the UK, and a Special Area of Conservation comprised of coastal dunes, salt marshes, raised mires and agricultural land.

Corsewall Lighthouse is located at Corsewall Point, Kirkcolm near Stranraer in the region of Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. First lit in 1817, it overlooks the North Channel of the Irish Sea. The definition of the name Corsewall is the place or well of the Cross.

Sanquhar Scottish Gaelic: Seanchair is a village on the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, north of Thornhill and west of Moffat. It is a former Royal Burgh.

Stranraer is also known as The Toon, which is a town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is located in the historical parish of Inch in the historic county of Wigtownshire. It lies on the shores of Loch Ryan, on the northern side of the isthmus joining the Rhins of Galloway to the mainland.

Highlights

Caerlaverock Castle

Scotland’s most Southwesterly point: Mull of Galloway Lighthouse 

Culzean Castle

Electric Brae (Optical illusion)

Corsewall Lighthouse

 

Itinerary

Day 1

(Saturday)

Sanquhar to Balcary Bay - Approx. 105.6 miles 4338ft

Balcary Bay overlooks the stunningly beautiful Solway Firth and the distant Cumbrian mountains.

Day 2

(Sunday)

Balcary Bay to Corsewall Lighthouse (Stranraer) - Approx.119.8 miles 5417ft

 

Day 3

(Monday)

Stranraer to Sanquhar - Approx 100 miles 5172ft

From £750 based on two people sharing a room.

Single supplements apply (approx £100).

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