Cycling & Mountain Biking


Get on your bike, cycle around Ayrshire, Arran, Dumfries and Galloway and the views will take your breath away. Your bicycle has it’s ancestral origins here. A blacksmith called Kirkpatrick Macmillan invented the first pedal cycle at Keir Mill on the Drumlanrig Estate in 1840.

Cycle round the Isle of Cumbrae

Cycle routes and quiet roads, challenging hill routes, off-road forest trails, quiet river valleys and coastal paths with sweeping panoramas. The 16 Kilometre circuit of the Isle of Cumbrae is such a joy to ride, cyclists outnumber motorists.

Mountain Biking

We have safe secure parking and locked storage for your bikes at Cosses Country House. Drying facilities and a log fire, after a wet day, or a garden to relax in on a sunny day. Washing facilities for muddy clothes, and there is a hose facility to wash down your bike.

Mountain Biking accommodation

Fabulous cycling from Cosses Country House – many local tracks and trails.  Organised trails such as the 7 stanes trails – with sheer variety and challenge of landscape, from green trails to black runs. The International Mountain Biking Association states that Scotland was designed with mountain biking in mind!

Cosses Country House is the perfect base with fantastic food to begin and end each day! Local routes and a favourite from Cosses is Ballantrae, Beneraird and Arecleoch Forest.

Need to know your level? Then Kiroughtree visitors centre is just 45 minutes from Cosses Country House (through some glorious scenery), where you can hire bikes and discover the level of mountain bike trail to follow.

If you have not tried it before, come and have a new experience that will enrich your life. This is a perfect way to explore nature. Explore this beautiful amazing part of South West Scotland on your bike.

Fresh air and exercise are the perfect remedy to stuffy work conditions.

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