Galloway and The South Ayrshire Biosphere, Isle of Arran and Culzean

Rolling Hills, Seascapes, Island Life, Burns Heritage & Wildlife

Our example adventure tour of Galloway, South Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran is a packed itinerary, encompassing some of the most rewarding stops on any tour of Scotland. Galloway and South Ayrshire has been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere and is recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature, with fantastic landscapes, wildlife, culture and heritage.

Amble through the beautiful village of Alloway and immerse yourself in the songs and poetry of Scotland’s national bard Robert “Rabbie” Burns. Tour the fascinating Burns Birthplace Museum and step inside the humble cottage where he was born and raised.

The Island of Arran is only a short sailing across the Firth of Clyde and is deservedly known as “Scotland in miniature”. This beautiful island has an incredible variety of scenery, mountains, woodlands, beaches and outlying islands.

The Galloway Forest Park is an outdoor adventurers paradise crisscrossed with miles of quiet roads, trails, lochs and rolling hills. The ever changing landscape is home to an impressive range of wildlife including Golden Eagles, Hen Harriers, Red Squirrels, and the elusive Otter and Pine Marten. Osprey fishing on Loch Doon is a treat not to be missed.

three friends on a cycling adventure tour of South Ayrshire and Galloway
red squirrel carrying a nut in Galloway, Scotland
two canoes on the beach, on an adventure tour of South Ayrshire and Galloway, Scotland

Rolling Hills, Seascapes, Island Life, Burns Heritage & Wildlife - this Scottish tour includes some of the West Coast’s finest coastal routes

Check out some highlights from this tour below - in addition to the wonder of Arran, the fairytale cliff-top Culzean Castle with its impressive gardens, beaches, woods, and trails sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves is not to be missed.

Culzean Castle on a sunny day in Ayrshire

Galloway and The South Ayrshire Biosphere, Isle of Arran and Culzean private guided tour

Choose from a few of the many highlights

Hike Goatfell’s magnificent peaks or the gentle slopes of the Galloway Hills

Bike the world class trails in the Galloway Forest or the Ayrshire Coastal Path

Kayak Arran’s rugged coastline and look out for seals, otters, dolphin and porpoise

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Explore Culzean Castle’s hidden beaches, caves, grounds and magnificent gardens

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Take a small motorboat to Ailsa Craig, a unique and impressive RSPB seabird colony

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Amble around Alloway village and the Robert Burns Museum & Cottage

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Take in River Doon and the beautiful Ness Glen Gorge - a Site of Special Scientific Interest

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Discover that extra special malt at AD Rattray’s Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop in Kirkoswald