Cycling in Scotland with DFDS
Tip 1 - Plan your route
Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just starting out, it is important to plan your route before setting off. Scotland has some wonderful cycle routes, but not all roads are suitable for cyclists. For example, there are many narrow streets without bike lanes and streets with heavy traffic. But there are also many quiet, rural roads and cycle paths that are ideal for cyclists. You can get more information by purchasing a cycling map of Scotland or by asking your local bike shop or tourist office for advice.
Tip 2 - Be prepared for the weather
The weather in Scotland can be unpredictable so it's important to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. Always take rain gear and warm clothes with you, even if the sun is shining nicely when you go. After all, the weather can change quickly. You should also be well prepared for colder temperatures and humid conditions. For example, wear windproof clothing and think about shoe covers and gloves.
Tip 3 - Take enough food and drink with you
When cycling longer distances, it is important that you have enough food and drink with you. There are many remote areas in Scotland where you won't find restaurants or supermarkets. Therefore, take enough water, snacks and possibly a packed lunch with you.
Tip 4 - Watch out for the traffic
There are many narrow roads in Scotland with no cycle lanes, so it's important to pay attention to traffic. Stay on the left side of the road and make sure you are visible to other road users, e.g. B. Wear a light-colored shirt and use lights after dark. Also pay attention to the weather and road conditions. For example, some roads can become slippery when it rains or leaves on the road.
Tip 5 - Enjoy the scenery
Scotland has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Remember to stop often and enjoy the view. Take time to stop in a beautiful spot, take photos, and enjoy the tranquillity.