Ayr Cycle Routes

National cycle route NCN7 runs for 2 miles along Ayr Esplanade, apart from an easy detour along the common green. It’s popular with all ages, including families with young children on their first bike. NCN7 continues north to Prestwick, Troon, Barassie and beyond on mostly traffic free paths. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, then head south of Ayr where there are many quiet roads and endless hills with great views.

Alloway Burton cycle path over River Doon

Alloway Burton cycle path over River Doon

Ayr Route CA1

Ayr Esplanade - Greenan Castle - Alloway Burton cycle path - Robert Burns Birthplace Museum - Maybole Road

11.3km

Distance

65m

Elevation gain

42m

Time avg. 10mph

An ideal ride if you’re just starting out cycling – not too hilly, not to long. And there’s the obligatory coffee stop too at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

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The road to Guiltree Hill between Dalrymple and Kirkmichael

The road to Guiltree Hill between Dalrymple and Kirkmichael

Ayr Route CA2

Ayr - Dalrymple - Kirkmichael - Maybole - Dunure

38.5km

Distance

462m

Elevation gain

2h 23m

Time avg. 10mph

A hilly ride with at least 3 challenging climbs. Ample coffee stop options to keep you fuelled up.

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Entering Straiton village from Kirkmichael

Entering Straiton from Kirkmichael

Ayr Route CA3

Ayr - Dalrymple - Kirkmichael - Straiton - Maybole

46.3km

Distance

529m

Elevation gain

2h 52m

Time avg. 10mph

Another challenging hill ride. The roads get increasingly quieter the further south you go.

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