About us

Welcome to Carradale Bikes and Buggies

Carradale is a small village situated on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound and Arran. Carradale was once a busy fishing village and a popular holiday destination served by the Clyde steamers, however, today it is more popular with visitors looking for an outdoor experience which includes forest trekking, wildlife spotting and mountain biking.

Carradale Bikes and Buggies is situated at the Network Centre, owned by Network Carradale, a community business and registered charity. The Centre also includes a Tearoom now trading as Network Bistro, a Heritage Museum and (soon) a Tourist Information Office.

Inclusion for everyone regardless of ability is a key focus at Carradale Bikes and Buggies which has resulted in the purchase of electric off-road mobility scooters to enable the disabled and elderly access to our forest trails.

Starting from the Network Centre there are many kilometres of forest trails to explore, one of which will take you from the east coast to the west coast of Kintyre almost entirely on forestry roads and tracks. The scenery is spectacular, beautiful beaches and an abundance of wildlife including seals, basking sharks, dolphins, otters and golden eagles.

 

Opening hours

Our bikes and buggies are available all year. If the workshop is not open then just give us a call on 01583 431296.

Location

Carradale is located on the east coast of Kintyre, just off National Cycle Route 78 on the B842 and approximately half way along the peninsula with stunning and clear views across to Arran. Our postcode is PA28 6QG for when you need to find us.

Travelling to Carradale is easy.

By Road (2hrs 45mins)

From Glasgow take the A82 along the side of Loch Lomond, cross to Arrochar and pass through Inveraray and Lochgilphead on the A83, 5 miles south of Tarbert take the B842 on the East side of Kintyre for the final 20 miles to Carradale.

By Ferry

Take the ferry from Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast to Brodick on the Isle of Arran. From there drive to Lochranza where the Claonaig ferry crosses to Kintyre, arriving 14 miles down the B842 to Carradale.

Alternatively you can take the ferry run by Western Ferries from McInroy’s Point near Gourock over to Hunter’s Quay, drive round to Portavadie then take the ferry across to Tarbert.

By Air

Flybe now run a twice daily flight to Machrihanish air strip, situated just outside Campbeltown.

By Bus

From Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station there are five daily buses to Campbeltown. We will be happy to collect you from Campbeltown bus station with prior notice.

For those choosing to arrive by public transport, the Traveline Scotland journey planner below may help.