The Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland has some world-class cycle trails, including the 7stanes mountain bike trails.


Dumfries and Galloway is internationally recognised for cycling, with a UCI bike region label – South of Scotland Enterprise. UCI is the governing body of world cycling and the label recognises our commitment to both elite cycling competition and cycling for all. 

Dumfries and Galloway is a great place to cycle. We:

  • host elite international competitions
  • have family friendly routes into town
  • have over 450 miles of signposted cycle routes 
  • have many off-road cycle trails
  • have world-class mountain bike trail centres

Where to cycle

Cycling is a great way to get around for shorter journeys. For more information go to our active travel guide.

Cycle touring

The Kirkpatrick coast to coast route starts in Stranraer.

The Kirkpatrick C2C, South of Scotland's Coast to Coast | South of Scotland – Scotland Starts Here

We also have routes that are part of the National Cycle Network.

View National Cycle Network routes in south west Scotland

Mountain bike trails

Dumfries and Galloway has world class mountain bike trails.

Mountain biking the 7stanes

The famous 7stanes mountain biking trail centres span the south of Scotland. They include routes at:

  • Ae Forest
  • Mabie Forest
  • Dalbeattie
  • Glentrool
  • Kirroughtree

View the maps for the 7stanes on the Forestry and Land Scotland website

Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle hosts further world class mountain biking.

Mountain biking at Drumlanrig Castle

Gravel biking

We also have a variety of gravel biking routes to try out.

Gravel biking | South of Scotland – Scotland Starts Here