Wild About Argyll

A new video that captures why Argyll “Scotland’s Adventure Coast” is an awe-inspiring setting for bikepacking. At 655 km (407 miles) the new Wild About Argyll Trail is Scotland’s first long-distance, gravel-specific bikepacking route…

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With funding from Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-Operative, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Forestry Commission Scotland, Bikepacking Scotland has added another trail to its offer recently, and just released this new short film to showcase the route…

  • Wild About Argyll, bikepacking Scotland
  • Wild About Argyll, bikepacking Scotland

Just a few miles northwest of Glasgow, Argyll and the Isles is an outstanding coastal region, where 80% of the population live within 1 km of water. Argyll not only offers sea lochs, islands, hills and glens to explore, but also an abundance of forest tracks and paths, which makes it a premium destination for gravel riders. It is also home to a temperate rainforest habitat rarer than tropical rainforests, and a very special place for spotting rare wildlife. ‘Wild About Argyll’ was filmed in October 2017 while riding the route for the first time and follows route creator Markus Stitz on his journey.

Wild About Argyll, bikepacking Scotland

  • Wild About Argyll, bikepacking Scotland
  • Wild About Argyll, bikepacking Scotland

Markus adds, “Wild About Argyll was filmed on an iPhone and a drone while riding the trail for the first time. Although the weather was a challenge as frequent rain made it difficult to capture the footage, I think this film portrays well what riding on the West Coast of Scotland is about. There’s nothing polished in the film. For me riding in Scotland is not about sunny, blue skies every day, it is much more about exploring those dense forests, waterfalls, streams and the beautiful coastal scenery and hills in all weather conditions that Scotland has to offer.”

Wild About Argyll Trail

Learn more about the Wild About Argyll bikepacking route over at BikepackingScotland.com.

  • Accidental FIRE

    Great film, really enjoyed that!

  • Markus Stitz

    Awesome, thanks for the nice feedback.

  • Ben Ripley

    Loved the film. Thank you Markus. It’s a region I know relatively well but have never explored on two wheels. I perhaps should do! And it’s great to see what can be done filming with an iPhone!

  • John Kinsley

    Super film Marcus.
    We met you on the inaugural ‘Ride to the Sun’ a couple of years back on Cramond prom. I’ve still not totally forgiven you for overtaking us on your singlespeed ;-). This is a fab route which we’ve ridden big chunks (but not all) of. I can thoroughly recommend it!

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