The Caledonia Way
The Caledonia Way, Route 78 of the National Cycle Network is a ‘coast to coast’ cycling adventure through spectacular Highland landscapes rich in culture and history. Following both the Kintyre peninsula and the Great Glen, you will enjoy unrivalled views of famous castles, mountain ranges, and beautiful west-coast islands.
Oban to Fort William
Most of this 48 mile route is on wonderful, traffic-free path, with a few sections on minor roads. Much of the path between Oban and Ballachulish is built along the former railway line which ran from Connel to the slate quarries near Ballachulish. The path has great views, hugging the coast for much of the way and has very few gradients. There is no traffic-free route between the Corran Ferry and Fort William but the Corran and Cambusnagaul Ferries make it possible to access a quiet single-track road along the west side of Loch Linnhe.
For Bike Hire visit Oban Cycles in Oban and Nevis Cycles in Fort William
Day Trips from Oban
Here are rewarding cycling day trips or epic multi-day adventures from Oban with accompanying maps . Alongside helpful route information, you'll also find listings for accommodation, eating out and things to see and do along the way.
Oban to Dunbeg via Ganavan Bay
Escape the busy town of Oban on this short scenic ride, taking you past the beautiful sandy beaches of Ganavan and the historic castles at Dunollie and Dunstaffnage.
Taynuilt and Bonawe Historic Iron Works
Starting at Taynuilt, close to the shore of Loch Etive, enjoy a gentle ride with fine views to the surrounding hills en route to the historic Bonawe Iron Furnace and old pier.
Port Appin Loop and Lismore Island
Stunning scenery, quiet roads, lochs and castles, intrigue and history; this route has it all. Superb views of the iconic Castle Stalker, fabulous woodlands and easy cycling.