East Cumbrae Cycle Route

East Cumbrae Loop

Cycling

This 8km route circles around Great Cumbrae’s southeast coast

This tour is 5 miles long, please allow at least 40 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

Starting at the main town of Millport, this route passes by the island’s iconic smiling Crocodile Rock before progressing to the sheltered golden sands of Kames Bay. Stop here for beautiful views across to Little Cumbrae and Arran before looping northwards to ride along Great Cumbrae’s east coast. The return straight of the route takes cyclists past the Cumbrae Standing Stone, as well as the Glaid Stone – which marks the highest point on the island.

What you'll see

Millport - Isle of Cumbrae

Towns & Villages

Millport is the only town or settlement of the stunning Isle of Cumbrae.

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Crocodile Rock - Isle of Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Crocodile Rock is an iconic Millport landmark.

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Kames Bay - Great Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Kames Bay is located on the southern coast of the Isle of Great Cumbrae

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Butter Lump - Great Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Butter Lump is small rock a few yards offshore towards the South East of the island of Great Cumbrae.

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Ballochmartin Bay - Isle of Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Ballochmartin Bay is wide sweeping bay of sand, cobbles and stones

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Cumbrae Standing Stone - Great Cumbrae

History & Heritage

This is Cumbrae's sole standing stone though there are records of two more nearby. I

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The Glaid Stone - Great Cumbrae

Scenic Views

The naturally occurring Glaid Stone marks the highest point of Great Cumbrae at 417ft.

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