Cycling in Shetland
Free foldout map of 20 cycle routes around Shetland
thousand miles of road in Shetland are waiting to be explored.
Road surfaces are
excellent and the low volume of traffic on even the main roads makes
cycling a pleasure. There are many miles of single track roads with
regular passing places in the rural areas and most car drivers are
sensitive to the presence of other road users. Many
cyclists like to explore the accessible rough tracks, which go to the
peat workings in the hills or, as in Route 3, take a road that has never
leaflet is designed to encourage you to take your cycle round Shetland
in a variety of ways. Some routes are circular; others are linear, some from a hotel or ferry terminal. Shetland
can be breezy so on a circular route you may meet a `mixture of mercies'
as they say here. On a linear route, a strong following wind can
sometimes be a considerable advantage!'