DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY TOURS
Dumfries and Galloway is situated in the south west corner of Scotland. The region is bordered by over 100 miles of coastline along the north Solway Firth coast, with the Lake District of England beyond in the south and the Northern Ireland in the west. The land rises from the coast with 5 main river valleys to the Galloway Hills, Ayrshire and Glasgow beyond in the north. The Scottish Borders region and Edinburgh is to the east. Our selected routes mainly using quiet country roads passing through small towns and villages makes it an ideal countryside for cycling.
THE ORIGINS OF CYCLING 7 Nights/8 Days
The pedal cycle was invented in 1839 by Kirkpatrick Macmillan in a smithy at Keir Mill near Dumfries in south west Scotland. This unique tour has the old Smithy, Macmillan’s nearby resting place and Drumlanrig Castle including the Scottish cycle museum with a replica of the first bike as its focus.
On the way there, all on quiet tarred roads, you follow the Solway Coast to Dumfries, where Robert Burns, poet, lived and along the picturesque River Nith valley to Thornhill where you have an extra day to explore the Castle, the area and Macmillan sights.
You join the National Byways Cycle Route stopping at the peaceful old fashioned village of Moniaive and tasty Green Tea House before reaching The Glenkens at the head of Loch Ken and back to the start in Castle Douglas. Itinerary
MID STEWARTRY MAGICAL 4 Nights/5 Days
The Stewartry of Kirkcudbrightshire in south west Scotland is magical place with a great historical tradition. You stay in the towns of Castle Douglas ‘food town’, Kirkcudbright ‘artists town’ and ‘The Wee Toon’ of Gatehouse of Fleet in the beautiful National Scenic Area of the Fleet Valley. Your route take you through rolling countryside, some coastal roads and a taste of woodland and upland to show you the diverse landscape of the region. We also recommend some good quality restaurants – and a brewery! for sustenance during your stay. Itinerary
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