Boat & Bike in Scotland - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 220 km / 124 mi
  • Distance per day:
    19-52 km / 12-32 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    Partly hilly and mountainous terrain with longer climbs,
  • Profile:
    Mainly asphalted cycle paths, partly gravel paths
  • The pace is determined by the trekking cyclists

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This trip includes half board. There is a hearty breakfast in the morning and a warm meal on board in the evening.

Boat & Bike in Scotland

Sailing and cycling - Flying Dutchman from 1789 €

The Tour

Boat & Bike in Scotland

This boat & bike tour takes you from the Highlands of Scotland to the Inner Hebrides with the islands of Mull and Jura and is a great sailing area for the tall ship Flying Dutchman. You cycle through impressive landscapes where you can watch eagles, deer and otters and look far out to the sea. A basic level of fitness through regular cycling is required, as here are a few meters of altitude to overcome each day. You also need to be sure-footed and agile, as the ship has to be entered and exited via a ladder at some ports.
If you wish, you can stay on board the two-masted schooner Flying Dutchman.

Boat & Bike in Scotland - Flying Dutchman

Day 1 Arrival in Oban
Embarkation from 6 pm. Get to know the crew and tour guides over dinner.

Day 2 Oban - Toberonochy, approx. 36 km/22 mi + boat trip
Cycle tour incl. ferry ride to Luing Island, one of the so-called slate islands, for which the extraction of the shimmering gray rock used to be an important economic factor. Crossing from Toberonochy to Crinan.

Day 3 Round trip Crinan, approx. 37 km/23 mi + boat trip
You cycle to the Kilmartin archaeological site, which is reminiscent of the famous "Stonehenge" with its stone circles. After a lunch break in the beautiful museum café, you cycle back to the ship and sail past the Kintyre Peninsula to the island of Jura.

Day 4 Round trip Jura Island, 27 km/17 mi + boat trip
Beautiful cycle tour to the north of the tranquil island where George Orwell once lived. On the crossing to the island of Mull, you will pass Corryvreckan, one of the world's largest whirlpools.

Day 5 Cycle tour Island of Mull, approx. 52 km/32 mi
Today takes you through hilly terrain and along the coast. There are few people, but green meadows full of sheep and Highland cattle and magnificent views of the sea again and again. Overnight stay in Salen.

Day 6 Cycle tour Island of Mull, approx. 50 km/31 mi
For your tour to the northern part of the island, you will have to climb a few meters before you reach the white beach of Calgary Bay. The way back takes you to Tobermory, home to a well-known whisky distillery. The opportunity to visit an original Scottish pub.

Day 7 Cycle tour Glengorm Castle, 19 km/12 mi + boat trip
You cycle from the colorful little town of Tobermory to Glengorm Castle, an imposing 19th century manor house. Through the Sound of Mull strait you return to Oban, last chance for a whisky tasting.

Day 8 Disembarkation and departure
After breakfast, your tour "Boat & Bike in Scotland" will conclude.

Boat & Bike in Scotland
Boat & Bike in Scotland
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on tall ship Flying Dutchman.

Included in "Boat & Bike in Scotland":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7 x half board
    (1 x breakfast only, 1 x full board)
  • 1 x towel change
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • guided cycle tours, English-speaking
  • detailed travel documents in English
  • optional rental bike


  • outside cabins, with ensuite WC and shower
  • 2-bed cabins with bunk beds
  • air conditioning in all cabins
  • cabin assignment to take place upon arrival

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable 24-speed ladies' or men's bikes with freewheel, equipped with pannier and lock. E-bikes available on request.
  • There is a helmet obligation on the part of the ship agency. We recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrival on sundays
    18.08. + 25.08.
  • Minimum number of participants: 14
    This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 30 days prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

  • 1789 € 2-bed cabin
  • 2389 € 2-bed-cabin, single occupancy
  •     80 € rental bike
  •     10 € limitation of liability for a rental bike
  •   200 € e-bike
  •     20 € limitation of liability for an e-bike
  • personal bike without surcharge
  • personal e-bike is not possible
  •     70 € transfer from Edinburgh Airport/Center
  •     70 € transfer to Edinburgh Airport/Center
  • transfers only on embarkation/disembarkation day

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Boat & Bike in Scotland":

  • Parking in Oban:
    Guarded, private parking lots near the landing stage:
    - Stoddarts, approx. 600 m to the port:
    - MacQueens, approx. 2 km to the port:
    - Oban Station Car Park, approx. 300 m to the port:
    Unguarded public parking spaces near the landing stage:
    - Longsdale Road, approx. 1,5 km to the port
    - Lochavullin Road, approx. 1,5 km to the port

  • Arrival by train:
    Oban station, approx. 150 m to the port

  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Edinburgh, approx. 185 km/115 mi
    Collective transfer on embarkation day at 6 pm from Edinburgh Airport to Oban, costs without flight 70 € per person
    Collective transfer on disembarkation day at 7 am from Oban to Edinburgh Airport, costs without flight 70 € per person

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own trekking/gravel bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Personal e-bikes:
Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your own e-bike.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • Wind, weather and currents may affect the itinerary, which can therefore change at short notice.
The Tour
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