Isle of Mull Road Cycling Routes

September 22, 2015

The Isle of Mull is one of the most beautiful Scottish islands. Located in the Inner Hebrides it is easily accessible for cyclists via the frequent ferry service from Oban to Craignure. The ferry costs £5.65 single (£9.45 return) with bikes free (Timetable). The ferry journey itself is beautiful, especially when the weather is good enough to sit outside on the ferry decks.

There are a number of excellent road cycling routes. A loop of the whole island is 87 miles but shorter routes down to 21 miles direct from Craignure to Tobermory are available if you want to maximise your time whiskey tasting at Tobermory Distillery!

Many people will stay in Tobermory and there are a number of quality B&Bs there welcoming cyclists. The scenic route from Craignure to Tobermory is a much more reasonable 66 miles - making it perfect for setting off with the morning ferry and arriving in Tobermory in time for dinner.

Please feel free to download a GPX map for some of the common routes, to suit your own ability. All routes will be rewarded with stunning view, Scotland at its very best. The vast majority of roads on Mull and wide single track but traffic is sparse and generally quite accommodating of cyclists. The roads although single track and wide allowing a car to safely pass in more circumstances. Otherwise there are very frequent passing spots to pull into. Stopping is rarely a hardship given the stunning views!

GPX Downloads

Long Route Craignure to Tobermory (Recommended):

Total distance: 66.2 mi
Download file: Isle-Mull-1.gpx


Full Circuit:

Total distance: 86.81 mi
Download file: Isle-Mull-Full-Cycle.gpx


Shorter Scenic Route Craignure to Tobermory:

Total distance: 47.15 mi
Download file: Isle-Mull-Short.gpx


Direct, Craignure to Tobermory (least scenic!):

Total distance: 20.61 mi
Download file: Cragnure-Tobermory.gpx