30th July 2019

The John Muir Way: Cycle Route across Scotland

 John Muir Way © scotlandbigpicture.com

The John Muir Way

One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the John Muir Way offers cyclists (and walkers) a unique 134 mile (214 km) journey through Scotland’s landscapes, history and heritage. And now there is a passport available to mark your progress along the route while benefitting from exclusive offers and discounts from local businesses (like us!) along the way.

The Route

 John Muir Way © scotlandbigpicture.comTraversing central Scotland coast to coast in 134 miles, it links Helensburgh in the west with Dunbar in the east (birthplace of America’s ‘father of national parks’ John Muir).

Going through Scotland’s first national park – Loch Lomond & The Trossachs along with coastal paths, beaches, canals, villages, towns and even the capital, this route is a great mixture of landscape, culture, and history.

The Passport

 John Muir Way © scotlandbigpicture.comMark your progress from coast to coast (and benefit from exclusive offers from local businesses) with an official passport! As you cycle (or walk) along the ten sections of the route, pop into a stamping station (which includes our Bruntsfield shop) and get your passport stamped.

Give The John Muir Way a Go

You can do the John Muir Way over the course of a few days, take it easier and do it over a week or more or just choose one or two sections.

It’s recommended you opt for a mountain, hybrid, gravel or adventure bike (electric hybrids are also a great option). Tyres at least 30mm wide are recommended. The route is intended to be pleasant but at times challenging which includes short steep or rough sections. There are cycling ‘braids’ at various points which provide smoother and flatter options to the main route.

In both directions, the John Muir Way is signposted so you’ll know where to go.


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