Cycling in, around and through
Whether you're a
specialist cyclist doing one of the big cycle routes around
Scotland, or a couple who have driven up/down with their
bikes strapped to the car roof wanting to do a variety of
daily cycle rides, Doonbank is well positioned to act as a
base for you, or as a stop over as part of your cycling
We have also been awarded
a Visit Scotland 'Cyclists Welcome' award. In fact our 4.5
acre woodland garden borders the old railway track which
forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 7.
For cyclists staying at
Doonbank we pride ourselves in being cycle friendly. This
- A free secure
bike area to park / chain your bike. Or, if
required, your bike can be locked in our secure
- Facilities to wash
down your bike after a days cycling.
- Flexible check
in and check out times. So if you want to check
in at 9.30pm, that's fine with us, just let us know.
Checking out is as simple as leaving, so if you want to
head off at 5am - that's fine too!
- A clothes
washing, drying and ironing service where we will
wash, dry and iron (as appropriate) your clothing so that
it's ready for 8am the following day. This is charged at
£10 per bag (bags are available on
- Free water
about local shops, supermarkets and eateries (eat
in and takeaway) where you can purchase hot food or
packed lunch material.
- If you are knackered
after a day's ride, we can give you a free lift and
return to a local supermarket or eatery! (within
- We also have a
specialist 'cyclist focused' breakfast box,
with a mix of carbohydrate options (£7) for you to
cook and eat in the Bothy.
- For guests who would
like an energy packed lunch, we have also
put together a power bag containing: Banana; mixed nuts
and currents; low fat yoghurt; Glucose tablets; boiled
egg and a round of sandwiches for just
about local weather forecasts; ferry times over to Arran
about local cycle specialist shops and directions as
- Information on
(busses; ferries and trains).
- Basic bike
- We also have a
comfortable separate sofa bed
Just let us know when you
book that you are a cyclist - and if there is anything else
we can help with - just ask!
You can find out more
through the following links: