This part of Sutherland was made for cycling – quiet roads, gentle gradients, and just so much to see. All our cycle routes start at the Visitor Centre in The Carnegie Courthouse, Dornoch, where you’ll find a vast amount of information
and local knowledge.

Routes have been planned to avoid major roads and steep gradients wherever possible, whilst taking in the most spectacular scenery, historical sites and places where you’re most likely to see some of our Highland wildlife. Please take care on A9 as traffic travels at speed.

Bikes are available to hire from Sam’s Bike Shed or Dornoch Bike Hire

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Heaven Bikes

Sales-Service-Repairs-Bike Hire

Heaven Bikes is a bike shop with a difference, serving the local area of Dornoch, Bonar Bridge, Tain, Golspie and surrounding areas with our delivery and collection service including bike…


Camore Woods Cycle

Cycle route: Distance: 4.5 miles, Grade: Easy

This is a family-friendly ride around Camore Woods: Soak up the tranquillity of the forest whilst watching out for buzzards hunting voles, roe deer flitting through the trees and woodland birds…


Loch Buidhe

Cycle route: Distance: 31 miles, Grade: Hard

This route is for the energetic romantic, following the old A9 towards Bonar Bridge and ‘cutting the corner’ through Migdale’s ‘Fairy Glen’, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Then over…


Kyle loop with Struie Viewpoint

Cycle Route: Distance: 35 miles, Grade: Hard

This route is not for the novice cyclist but is a fantastic day long ride which takes in the stunning Kyle of Sutherland and Dornoch Firth. Stop and take in the sights…


Sam’s Bike Shed

Opening hours 9am - 5pm

Get cycling in Dornoch! Dornoch has some wonderful places to explore by bike. Treat yourself and your family by hiring some bikes from Sam's Bike Shed. Single, couple and family…



Cycle Route: Distance: 18 miles Grade: Medium

Directions: Travel out of Dornoch on Castle Street and continue on to A949 (Evelix Road). After you leave Camore turn right 300 metres after the de-restriction sign (to improve access…


Skelbo Street

Cycle Route: Distance: 8 miles, Grade: Medium

This route takes you past the fishing village of Embo and past Skelbo Forest. Directions: Travel out of Dornoch on Station Road for 2.8 miles (past Embo junction) until you…


Loch Fleet

Cycle route: Distance: 12.5 miles, Grade: Easy

This family friendly route takes you past the fishing village of Embo and to Loch Fleet, an internationally-renowned nature reserve where you can see a range of ducks, seals and…


Dornoch Bike Hire

Explore Dornoch and beyond on two wheels. Experience a more relaxing way to get out and about. Enjoy the area on a Mountain or Hybrid bike ride. Helmet and combination…



Cycle Route: Distance: 11 miles, Grade: Medium

This route will show you the delightful crofting communities on our inland plateau, with enchanting names like Lednabirichen, Achavandra and Fleuchary. The area contains a wide range of birds, animals and plants specific…