Cycling in Appin

Three recent reviews puts Port Appin and Lismore well and truly 'on the map' for cycling.

Port Appin and the isle of Lismore is well and truly 'on the map' for cycling as there have been three recent mentions in the press and on social media about cycling around here.

1st Mention:  Mark Beaumont's Wild About Argyll adventure film was recently launched - a multi-activity whirlwind tour around Scotland's Adventure Coast. True to form, Mark's journey started with a bike ride on the National Cycle Route no. 78 here in Appin, before he popped over to Lismore for some off-road cycling.

Read more about Scotland's Adventure Coast here>

2nd Mention: Good to see this week's Sunday Herald featured a Tyndrum to Port Appin cycle. Travel writer Jane Wright's 'Scotland the Great 10 amazing walks and cycle trails' featured a route crossing Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe. The trail description ends with "Take the twisty coastal road to Port Appin with the Morvern Hills in the distance, Castle Stalker in the foreground. At the end of the road, take a breather at the Pierhouse Hotel, opposite the bonny island of Lismore."

(Source: Sunday Herald newspaper, 26/2/17)

3rd Mention:Scottish Cycling Magazine gives the lowdown on a wonderful circular cycle ride on quiet roads and the NCR78 which includes Port Appin, the isle of Lismore, Oban, Benderloch and Loch Creran.  The article's a great read and what's even better is that you can adapt it to suit yourselves - starting and finishing at The Pierhouse Hotel. It's a 56km round route - so you'll work up an appetite!

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(Source: Scottish Cycling, Winter 2017)

Feeling inspired?  

Come on over to The Pierhouse Hotel in Port Appin this spring. The hotel has mountain bikes for guests to hire - ideal to enjoy the national cycle route around Appin or take on the ferry across to Lismore for the day.  There are also a couple of local bike hire options. For route ideas, take a look at our Explore section of our website here>

Happy cycling!!

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