Glen Etive Cycle
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A cycle from Glen Coe Ski centre down Glen Etive ... and back!
Glen Etive is a very scenic area of the Highlands, popular with walkers and climbers. Also used as a dramatic backdrop in movies like Braveheart and Skyfall (give it a google!).
The route takes us from the car park at Glen Coe ski area onto the main trunk road (A82). We then turn right after a few km onto the minor road that goes all the way down the glen to the top of Loch Etive. Hopefully lots of photos opportunities along the way. The road is single track and has a good tarmac surface.
We can have a packed lunch at the bottom ready for the mostly gentle climb back to our starting point.
I have put the event time as 6 hours, but we should be finished long before that.
If you don't drive there are usually folk who can give you a lift, sign up and send a message on the page.
This is a remote route so no shops, please bear this in mind. Route shown on Strava link below:
What to bring
Bike: A road bike, although a lighter hybrid bike with narrow road friendly tyres is fine as well. If you are bringing an electric bike please bear in mind the return back to the car park is an entirely uphill cycle of 25Km (16miles).
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
Bring a packed lunch, and lots of water.
There are no shops on this route.