Bute and the Cowal Peninsula

Beginning with a nice flat stretch on the Isle of Bute, this route crosses over to the Cowal Peninsula. Here the route is longer a bit more challenging but varied and interesting. It can be completed in one day or split over a couple of days to enjoy some further exploration of interesting attractions along the way.

Buddleja and rosebay willowherb flowers along Loch Fyne with moored small fishing boat

Route Summary

Route Map


A seal's head and tail sticking out of the water

Sea monster

Rothesay waysign with two folding bikes parked beneath


Rhubodach - Colintraive Ferry

Rhubodach - Colintraive Ferry

Road to Rhubodach, Isle of Bute

Road to Rhubodach

Cottage in Glendaruel, Cowal Peninsula

Cottage in Glendaruel

Wildflowers on the shore of Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne

Small boat on the quiet shore of Loch Eck

Loch Eck

Chainsaw Craft on the shore of Loch Eck

Chainsaw Craft

Boats on Holy Loch

Holy Loch

Ruins of a pier in Rothesay


Houses along the shore road in Rothesay

Shore Road, Rothesay

Loch Ruel

Loch Ruel

Kilmodan Stones, Cowal Peninsula

Kilmodan Stones

Kilmodan Kirkyard

Kilmodan Kirkyard

Wildflowers along the A886 on the Cowal Peninsula


Wildflowers along Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne

Road winding along Loch Eck

Loch Eck

Waverley Seamship arrives in Dunoon

Waverley Arrival in Dunoon

Waverley Seamship departs Dunoon

Waverley Departure from Dunoon

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