Where to Ride Road

20 Great British Road Rides

This Highland classic takes you up through Coire na Ba and Bealach na Ba before descending down to the small fishing port of Applecross. From this tranquil village, head north along the coast with the inner sound out to your left and spectacular views over the Isle of Skye. Clinging to the coastline, head up to Loch Torridon before heading inland through the Glen Shieldaig Forest. This truly spectacular route takes in some superb roads with a tough but rewarding climb over Bealach na Ba. The narrow roads keep you busy as you switch left and right, dipping up and down through picturesque woodland and quaint seaside villages. The route ends in Ardarroch village from where you can retrace your steps back to the railway station at Strathcarron.

Start point: Strathcarron railway station
Grid reference: NG 94217 42106
Postcode: IV54 8YR
Total distance: 102km
Total elevation: 2054m
Max elevation: 624m

To see a rough map of this route, click here.


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