Biking and Bagging -- A biking and hiking tour through Scotland

From Aug 24 - Sept 21, 2007 Mike and I joined Alan and Jan on a biking and hiking adventure in Scotland. We rode though some of the Western Isles and Highlands.

Our route

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sept 4 - 8 The Isle of Mull

Just like David Balfour in Kidnapped, we had some rain on Mull. However,we also had a glorious day on Iona and one of the finest rides down a high cliff-side single track -- no traffic, and views opening all around us as the cloud and mist shredded away. Iona was our sunshine day on Mull. Not only a place of amazing carved Celtic crosses -- some from 800 AD, but hiking was great on the sand beaches.

We had two lovely B&Bs on Mull -- New Croft in Bunessan (thank you for the coal fire Helen), and Ard Mhor in Salen. Also, camping at the Shieling campground was fun. In all of these places we had a chance to talk with so many interesting people -- the woman cage fighter, her husband training to swim the English Channel in record time, the fell runner from England, the wildlife enthusiast (who had been more places in Canada than Mike or I!), the young student just finishing cycling around Scotland -- all very interesting and engaging folks that we would not have met otherwise.

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Route and picture information:
Our routes on Mull and area.
Pictures from Mull and area
Pictures from Iona

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