Mid-week distraction - Wild About Bikepacking

For anyone from outside of the UK, you might never have heard of Argyll. It's an area on the west of Scotland comprising a mix of islands of varying sizes and a chunk of the Scottish mainland. The whole region is covered with a network of ancient drove roads and tiny paved roads with very little traffic, so they make an ideal destination for a bikepacking trip.

We'll gloss over the fact the weather there isn't always exactly hot and sunny and focus on the amazing scenery, friendly locals and the sense of a journey created by linking the different bits of the route together by ferry and rail travel. Bikepacking route expert and filmmaker extraordinaire Markus Stitz has researched all the best gravel riding in the region and has put together a fantastic film of his adventures, along with detailed information about his route.

You can find all the details for Markus' route (including a link to the GPX file) here and more about the Argyll region here.

If you'd like to find out more about the amazing wooden gravel bike that Markus uses in the film, you can check out the article we published on it here

Markus Stitz

Markus Stitz is a German-born route designer, filmmaker, photographer and writer, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He caught the adventure bug while living in New Zealand and has explored Great Britain extensively since he moved here in 2009.

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