Contains the tracks of the whole stage, including well developed sections but also parts of the route under development or at the planning stage.
Contains only parts of the stage which are either developed, developed with signs or certified – i.e. sections that are ready to cycle.
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Celtic Glens is an epic ride taking you through Scotland’s stunning countryside, coasts and cities. Starting in historic Aberdeen, cycle through to enjoy breath-taking views of the Moray Firth coastline and spot the most northerly colony of Bottlenose Dolphins in the world. Turning inland, Culloden Battlefield marks where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to a tragic end in one of the most harrowing battles in British history.

EuroVelo 1 then links Inverness, the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, with the former shipbuilding city Glasgow via two fantastic National Parks. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park contains picturesque lochs, forests and bustling tourist towns. The Cairngorms National Park extends over the UK's largest mountain range, with heather-clad moors and ancient pine forests. Leaving the city of Glasgow behind, head for the Ayrshire coast and seaside towns before leaving it all behind in the remote countryside around Galloway Forest Park. Head back to civilization at Newton Stewart and explore Wigtown, Scotlands’ National Booktown before heading to the ferry port in Stranraer.

Note: There is a ferry connection between Cairnryan (Scotland) and Belfast/Larne (Northern Ireland) operated by Stena Line and P&O ferries.



Development status
  • Certified Section of at least 300 km that has successfully undergone the certification process in line with ECF’s European Certification Standard. It is the highest quality level on the EuroVelo network
  • Developed with EuroVelo signs Developed route (see category below) with continuous signing along the route, incorporating EuroVelo route information panels.
  • Developed Route developed for cyclists and signed in line with the respective national standard (i.e. it is part of a local, regional or national cycle network). There must also be a website providing information to users. Developed route can be heterogeneous in terms of infrastructure: type of cycling infrastructure, surface, width, gradients, etc
  • Under development Route containing sections that require further development (e.g. stretches on public highways with high levels of traffic). Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Planning Undeveloped route with no detailed information publicly available on the Internet. The itinerary communicated is a proposal for the best possible option currently available. It may also contain dangerous sections. Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Public transport link


  • Natural Heritage
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Culinary Delights
  • Maritime Heritage / The Rhine / The Meuse
  • Other Point of Interest
  • Bus station
  • Train station
  • Mobility info center