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Gaelic for ‘five’ – The Coig is a series of five touring routes around Ayrshire, the Clyde Coast and Clyde Islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae. Each route is designed to showcase the area’s natural beauty, outdoor adventure, history, heritage and nature. Perfect for everything from day trips to longer breaks.
Explore 5 great adventures and discover an authentic experience of Scotland travelling around the Clyde Coast and Islands; an unexplored melting pot of secret places, fresh discoveries and breath-taking journeys. Delve into a fusion of contrasting landscapes, charming locals and colourful communities. The Coig tells plenty of stories with provenance and style in 5 new enchanting Scottish touring routes.
Length: 138 miles
Trace the many geographical connections to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, or walk in the footsteps of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns who was born, lived and worked in the area – and whose poetry was inspired by the area’s people and places. Enjoy The Shire’s world-famous golf courses at Troon and Turnberry, and explore its glorious glens, rolling hills, and coastal clifftops.
Length: 55 miles
Explore seaside towns, secret bunkers, and quirky country castles – the area’s packed with heritage trails, wild dunes and rock pools. Uncover Viking connections and stories of ferocious battles, before relaxing off-road among The Shiel’s breath-taking scenery around the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.
Length: 70 miles
Arran is rich in everything Scotland has to offer. Striking and varied scenery, and a rich haven for wildlife. Pack your walking boots or bring the bike to experience one of the island’s many physical challenges – from bike track to mountain path, before enjoying its incredible food, drink and culture.
Length: 22 miles
Explore the island’s world class architecture – from the glorious Mount Stuart House and Gardens, to the newly refurbished Rothesay Pavilion, and the nearby Victorian promenade before taking in the island’s many hillside footpaths, breath-taking bays and beaches, with their stunning vistas out across the Firth of Clyde.
Length: 10 miles
Find the rocks that looks like a croc, a butter lump and a lion. Pedal your way around to idyllic Farland Point and Fintry Bay and enjoy spotting any of the islands 125 species of birds, or their seal, porpoise and basking shark neighbours.
At Scottish Living we are delighted to be working with The Coig and are looking forward to welcoming you to one of Scotland's best kept secrets.