Cycling Orkney

Orkney is perfect for easy cycling. The landscape is predominantly flat and on the rare occasions you do encounter hills you are rewarded with fine views – often across to the next island or, on Mainland, the vast Scapa Flow. Roads are well surfaced and quiet, with plenty of very quiet minor roads providing access to all corners of the islands.

Ride 1: Archaeological highlights of West Mainland40 miles, circular

Ride 2: Rousay14 miles, circular

Ride 3: Hoy31 miles, circular

Ride 4: The Churchill Barriers33 miles, circular

Further information

Orkney South Ronaldsay 9 miles, circular

Further information

Orkney Burray to Kirkwall 12 miles, linear

Further information




Orkney East Orkney24 miles, circular

Further information