J. from Edinburgh - April 2018
Thank you for great two days, your patience, encouragement and great great routes. [...]
BOB from Florida - June 2017
[...] Sorry it's over, it was great, can't wait to do it again. Looking for riders and friends for next year.
Jane - May 2017
It was a great experience challenging rewarding Thank you...
The directions and maps were great we only went wrong just outside Kirkubright and missed a turn around Townhead and on the last day missed part of the no 7 route before Annan, so we missed the right turn and stayed on the road.
Accommodation was all well organised, the Steam packet Inn was the least favourite, old fashioned / dirty and not so welcoming ( however not always much to chose from) , but all others great especially Kirkcudbright.
Drop off, hospitality and bag moves brilliant
Highly recommended as a company
Please edit and use as you please, several friends interested already
Donald and Ross from Clackmannanshire - May 2017
In May 2017
On the Saturday morning your briefing as to the route we were going to cycle put us in a positive frame of mind. The route was both interesting and scenic despite the miserable weather.
As you knowthe weather brightened up on the Saturday afternoon and right through all day on Sunday. Every route you took us was interesting, safe and was fun. Your knowledge of the beautiful area in which you live is incredible. In the short time we were with you, you were certainly quick in identifying what was of interest and relevant to both my friend and I.
Meeting the other couple who also took part on the cycle weekend was an added bonus we did not expect. They were extremely interesting people and only added further to what was a memorable weekend.
All the best for the future and hopefully we will be back in touch soon to book again with ‘’Galloway Cycling Holidays’ next year.
Donald and Ross
Niels and Karen Schjørring from Silkeborg, Denmark - July 2016
The roads: We enjoyed to cycle on the small narrow roads. It was peaceful and there were only few cars, and when they appeared, the drives paid attention towards us. The nature was beautiful. Green curved hills, sheep, wild life, Galloway cows, birds (Red kites), and plants. We made many stops to watch the animals, see the plants and to take pictures. We also enjoyed the possibility to take a DEROUTE, when we found something of interest to see on the description or when we had energy and time to take the DEROUTE.
The Description of the Route: It was a very detailed description of the route to follow every day. We had no problem in following it, it was also a big help to have the detailed map of the area, where we were going to pass through. And the introduction to the material the first evening, was also helpful.
Niels and Karen Schjørring, Silkeborg, Denmark July 2016
Britain crowded? Not in Galloway….
It is one of the most enjoyable trips I’ve ever done, anywhere in the world: a four-day coast to coast across one of Scotland’s underrated marvels, on and off road. It involved awesome scenery, an epic pub stop, a gold rush, and high jinks with spades.
Glentrool – it’s one of many little-touristed, little-known places here that would be hectic honey pots if they were a few miles south in the English Lakes.
It’s astonishing that such fabulously explorable country, just an easy train ride away (from England), gets so few visitors. You’ll likely have it all to yourself.
- Rob Ainsley, ‘Cycle’ magazine, September 2015.
This is not a review of one of our holidays, just a recent view of our area from excerpts in an article by experienced journalist / cyclist Rob Ainsley