Tag Archives: touring

Loch Dhùghaill, Isle of Skye

Sleat Peninsula, Isle of Skye

In May, the Dahonies headed north and took a wonderful spin around the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. With hillsides covered with dreamy bluebells and spring flowers, it’s not hard to see why this area is also known as the Garden of Skye. Though our day began with some ominous clouds and a spot […]

Zagreb, Croatia

In February the Dahonies took a trip to Croatia. Even though we left our beloved bikes behind, we couldn’t resist going on a couple of cycling expeditions while we were there. On our very first day in Zagreb, we took a bike tour of the city then cycled to the 3,273 foot summit of Mount […]

Linlithgow to Stirling

With a weekend of glorious weather ahead of us, we decided to explore the southern side of the ‘Round the Forth’ cycle route. After spending much longer than anticipated at the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway Museum, we decided to make a weekend of it and complete the journey from Linlithgow to Stirling over 2 days. […]

Applecross Peninsula

Our most challenging bike route to date is certainly one of superlatives. It includes one of the highest road passes in the UK, one of the longest steepest climbs and a downhill to match, all set in 360 degrees of incredible scenery. Find out how the Dahonies fared on the legendary road to Applecross. Day […]

Carradice SQR Trax

Carradice SQR Trax

We’ve been spending a lot of time this week planning for our next big adventure (location to be revealed!). As we’ll be away for a few days, I decided it was high time I got a proper touring bag. I’ve been strapping various rucksacks to my rack for quite a while now, and wanted to […]

Corrour and Loch Ossian

“We don’t have to do this!” That was our mutual reassurance on the eve of our trip, as we hadn’t read the fine print in the description of the Loch Ossian Youth Hostel before booking online and paying the deposit. As we noticed only after pressing the “confirm” button, Loch Ossian is an “eco hostel”, which […]

Alloa to Dalmeny

Cycle Route 76 runs between Dunbar and Kircaldy, and around the Forth via Stirling. For this day trip, we chose to ride along the north coast of the Forth from Alloa Station to Dalmeny Station. Distance: 26.47 miles Terrain: Mostly level, with a bit of a climb before Crombie. A mix of cycle paths and roads, some […]