The Road – Ullapool to Rhue and Ardmair route starts and finishes here in Ullapool. This is a very straightforward cycle through the village of Ullapool towards Rhue Lighthouse and Ardmair Beach.
Length: Approx. 10 miles – 16 km
Duration: 2 – 2.5 hr (just cycling) including walking and time at the beach 4h+
Ascent: 780 ft. – 240 m
Terrain: Tarmac, Singletrack
- Breathtaking views of Loch Broom towards the Summer Isles including the Isle of Martin
- Magnificent views towards Ben More Coigach
- Beautiful Ardmair Beach and peninsula for a swim, dip or walk along
- You can add the Ullapool village to extend the day
Leaving Ullapool, take the A835 North out of Ullapool. Once you pass the golf course (approx 1mile) you have a 1-mile climb to the top of Morefield Brae.
Stop at the top to admire breathtaking views of Ullapool and the surrounding area, before descending steeply towards the Rhue turnoff.
The singletrack road winds its way for close to a mile with picturesque houses dotted along the road. Once you reach the car park you will see the Rhue lighthouse clinging onto the rocks, looking out towards the Summer Isles, sandwiched between Beinn Gobhlach and Ben Mor Coigach.
The path to the lighthouse is ridable (only with MTB’s) with the exception of a small river crossing. Otherwise, lock the bike at the car park gate/fence and make your own way on foot. On return, we highly recommend taking a slight detour and head for Ardmair Beach for a picnic or even a wild swim!
This is route is done best with a Mountain Bike.