Level1/2 ride for hybrids or tourers.  A four day tour although this can be extended if required.  Mileage is short but the terrain can be hilly especially on days 1 & 4.​​​
There is a choice of accommodation.  Youth Hostel at Port Charlotte or hotels and B & B's most likely in Port Ellen.  This tour runs Mar to Oct only.

Island Adventure

  1. Ardrossan to Islay
    Meeting Point is Ardrossan mainline station/Ferry terminal.
    Today we have three ferries to catch and 3 bike rides to make before reaching our base for the tour. Ferry one takes us from the mainland to Arran where we have our first ride of the day. Only 19 miles but with a tough climb to contend with as we climb alongside Goatfell. Sweeping down the descent into Lochranza you will see the castle and ferry terminal ahead. The second ferry takes us across Kilbarchan Sound to Claonaig where, time permitting, we can make a short visit to Skipness Kirk and Castle. Second ride to the third ferry is a short undulating ride on a quiet country road only six miles but with some killer views. Our final ferry takes us from Kennacraig to Islay. The final bike ride depends on choice of location.
  2. Islay to Jura
    Day one on Islay
    The days on Islay are interchangeable and if you want free time you can spend some time exploring the Island and it's many attractions on your own. The planned trip would be a short journey to the Jura ferry and spend time cycling on the island. The Paps of Jura and wildlife are well worth seeing however with only one road on the island cycling is limited. There may only be one road but there is also a distillery which you can visit or perhaps just stop for lunch at Craighouse.
  3. Islay wildlife and distilleries
    Day two on Islay
    A day to relax with a nice easy cycle on some of the islands almost deserted roads and perhaps a visit to a distillery. If wildlife watching is more up your street there are seals at Portnahaven or take a ride up to the RSPB reserve at Loch Gruinart.
  4. Homeward bound
    Early start
    SBT's tours are all tackled at an easy pace however there are times due to Ferry schedules that an early rise and a sense of urgency might be required. Depending on your choice of accommodation this is one of those times as we retrace Day one's steps to Arran. On Arran we might be able to take a different route to the ferry but there will still be quite a stiff climb involved up to the viewpoint on the String Road. This tour ends at Ardrossan.