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SW300 Cycling Route in South West Scotland

The SW300 Cycling is an alternative Touring Route for cyclists in South West Scotland. The route is more Dumfries & Galloway based than the SWC300 and heads inland at Girvan whereas the Road Trip version – The South West Coastal 300 extends up the Ayrshire Coast as far as Alloway.

SW300 Cycling also avoids the A77 by taking an inland route on minor roads between Stranraer and Girvan. Like the longer established driving route, the SW300 Cycling is a circular route and can be started at any point along the way and travelled in any direction.

The cycling route through South West Scotland was originally created for charity fundraising 24 hour endurance event by well known cyclist Nipper Varney and is evolving into a route with more general appeal. Cyclists are being encouraged to spend several days, or weeks, exploring the diverse scenery and experiences the South West of Scotland has to offer.

One of the many highlights of the SW300 cycling is Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway on the Rhins of Galloway Peninsula. How about taking a few days out of your circuit of the SW300 Cycling to explore the quiet roads and stunning scenery we have on the Rhins of Galloway and stay with us at Rickwood B&B in Portpatrick. As well as the normal facilities you would expect at a B&B, we can also  offer use of an outdoor hot tub with sea views. We have a residents licence and also offer vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast. Portpatrick is more or less in the centre of the Rhins so makes an ideal place to base yourself for a few days exploration.

As mentioned above, the SW300 Cycling was originally created as a fund raising project and over £15k was raised for C.H.A.S. as a result of the founding event.

sw300 cycling near Portpatrick

Sw300 – Quite country roads, unspoilt views – this part of Scotland is ideal for cyclists with lots of interesting places to visit all within a 30 mile radius.


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