St Columba’s Way

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Route description


From the historic Isle of Iona to the famous ancient pilgrimage town of St Andrews, nearly 200 miles of diverse and breathtaking scenery, along remote coasts, across hills, through glens, or by quiet roads through friendly highland villages. Includes two ferry journeys.

Cyclists may have to dismount on certain sections. On Mull they are advised to consult the website of St Conan’s Pilgrimage Way for alternative bike –friendly routes.

We are extremely grateful to the organisers of St Conan’s Pilgrimage Way for their helpful advice.

Distance: Over 279 kms
Terrain: Very mixed including hilly and rough walking.

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Iona to Craignure

Length: 65 km

Scenic route from Fionnphort, opposite Iona, along south coast of Mull mainly on quiet roads, coastal paths and hill tracks to the port of Craignure for the short ferry trip to Oban. Hills rise over 200 metres around middle of route. No shops etc along much of route. We are ...

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Oban to Dalmally

Length: 42 km

Quiet roads from Oban to Taynuilt about 20 kms, then spectacular coastal and mountain route mainly along rough track climbing nearly 500 metres from sea level before descending to Dalmally with final approach along old military road. This route also avoids the busy A85.

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Dalmally to Killin

Length: 63.9 km

Leaving Dalmally take tarmac road and head north along the river, Orchy, on forestry tracks and established cycle tracks. Reach the village, Bridge of Orchy, after 20 kms. Then head for Glen Lyon through hilly landscapes along vehicle tracks down to Killin, on the banks of Loch Tay.

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Killin to Amulree

Length: 43.9 km

Starting from that highland village gem, Killin, along a single track quiet tarmac road along south bank of Loch Tay (signposted Bike Route 7 and Rob Roy Way) past Ardeonaig village and hotel to Ardtainaig, then follow the signposted footpath up into the hills rising 500 metres to where the ...

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Amulree to Perth

Length: 35.1 km

After a short section along the A822, a former military road,the route follows the fine scenic track down Glen Shee and then along quiet roads, crossing National Bike Route 77, to Perth.

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Perth to St Andrews

Length: 67.5 km

Cross bridge in Perth on Bike Route 77 which follows quiet roads all the way to Dundee. A bit hilly, up to 145 metres, outside Perth and then flat all the way with lovely views over the River Tay and the famous railway bridge. Cross the road bridge onto Fife ...

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