South Arran Cycle Loop

The Isle of Arran has been described as Scotland in miniature. To the north are jagged mountains and to the south are rolling green lowland hills. Beautiful coastline surrounds the entire island. This trip takes in the undulating south of the island and is possible to complete in one day, although it's worth taking your time and spending at least a couple of days soaking up the scenery.

View of Goatfell from Brodick Harbour

Route Summary

  • Distance
    34 miles / 56 km
  • Time
  • Ascent
    2,690 feet / 820 m
  • Difficulty Level
  • Terrain
  • Start Point
    Brodick Ferry Terminal
  • End Point
    Brodick Ferry Terminal
  • How to Get There

    The Isle of Arran is easily reached via ferry from the town of Ardrossan and the ferry terminal is right beside Ardrossan Harbour railway station.

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Route Map


Seals on Kildonan Beach, Isle of Arran


Kildonan Village, Isle of Arran


Kildonan beach rock pool on the Isle of Arran

Rock pool

Three black ponies standing together on the Isle of Arran

Arran residents

A seal relaxes on a rock in Kildonan, Isle of Arran


Geese on a farm on the Isle of Arran

Mother Goose

View of Pladda Island overlooking the village of Kildonan, Arran

Pladda from Kildonan

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