The Caledonia Way is a cycle route that runs from Campbeltown to Inverness, along 235 miles of challenging terrain. It follows the Kintyre Peninsula and the Great Glen Way, passing Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, many Scottish landmarks and historical sites.
The route begins at Campbeltown, on the magnificent Kintyre Peninsula. It passes through many Scottish towns and villages, including Tarbert, Ardrishaig, Ford, Oban, Dunbeg, Connel, Benderloch, Duror, Dalnatrat, Appin, Ballachullish, Corran, Fort William, Gairlochy, Abercalder, Fort Augustus, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores. Ending in the city of Inverness, the beautiful capital of the Highlands.
The Caledonia Way is Route 78 of the National Cycle Network. This is a series of on-road cycling and walking routes, connecting all major cities and towns. The sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, created them to encourage active travel across the UK. The National Cycle Network is free to use, but you can sponsor a mile if you want to support the charity.
The route is 235 miles long, so it would take around 24 hours to cycle the whole journey. And probably about 72 hours to walk it. However, it’s designed so you can stop off at various points along the way. Or, just do part of the tour. It’s mostly on-road with some traffic-free sections.
You can find the full route on the Sustrans website, split into three sections:
Please note there are two gaps in this route, due to unavoidable constraints. You’ll find details of these in the Oban to Fort William section above.
So, whether you’re biking or hiking, you’ll find many glorious paths along the Caledonia Way. With breath-taking scenery, famous sights and challenging terrain, it’s one of the best ways to explore Scotland.Buy A Map
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