Kilbirnie Kilwinning Ardrossan Saltcoats are linked by Route 7 and Route 73 of the National Cycle Network - Click for more details Route 7 leaves Kilwinning and passes through Irvine and Troon - Click for more details Route 73 links Kilmarnock with Route 7 at Irvine - Click for more details Route 7 leaves Troon and passes through Prestwick, Ayr, Doonfoot, the Heads of Ayr, over the Carrick Hills to Maybole. The local routes travel through Alloway, Dalrymple and a route follows the River Ayr to Auchincruive- Click here for more details National Cycle Route 7 passes through Maybole, Crosshill and into the southern reaches of Ayrshire and the Galloway Forest. The local cycle routes take you through Kirkmichael and Straiton - Click here for more details The local cycle routes travel from Maybole to the Girvan area and down to Lendalfoot then across country to Barr

The National Cycle Network passes through Maybole, across the Carrick Hills to the coastline at Doonfoot. It passes along the beach front at Ayr and Prestwick, along the golf courses of Troon to the harbour of Irvine. It then travels to Kilwinning and inland to Kilbirnie on its way to Glasgow.

A link route 73 provides access from Kilmarnock and the ferry port of Ardrossan. The local routes of South Ayrshire include Robert Burns country, visiting Alloway, Burns Cottage, the Auld Brig O'Doon and out into the countryside where Burns farmed. You can see migrating birds resting near Dalrymple where you can also marvel at the majestic railway viaduct. Travel through stunning countryside to Maybole or down to Straiton and beyond. Local routes link across from Maybole to the coast where you can visit Girvan, the cliffs at Lendalfoot or take a diversion to Turnberry or Culzean Castle.

Some of the routes pass along roads and you should take care and ensure you have the suitable safety equipment for the journey. Read our Helpful Hints for Cyclists for more safety information.

Get on your bike, and have fun exploring Ayrshire.

Cycle Paths in Ayrshire
Cycling in Ayrshire has become a popular weekend and holiday pursuit for families, a healthier alternative to commuting, and a focus for tourists visiting Scotland. The National Cycle Network provides traffic-free, traffic calmed and minor roads ideal for cycling. The National Cycle Route number 7 is the main artery from Carlisle to Glasgow and onward to Inverness. Its route through Ayrshire from the south enters from the dramatic Galloway Forest into the rural heartland of Ayrshire.
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