Shetland - South Mainland

Shetland Islands, Scotland

Hilly - New

Starting at the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse at the southernmost tip of this archipelago which lie 110 miles north of the Scottish Mainland and only 140 miles west of Norway. Enjoy the views of Quendale Bay and Fitful Head as we continue over the main airport runway (after a brief stop to allow Loganair to take off) and along the shores of the Pool of Virkie. There is a saying in Shetland, if it is sunny, blink or you will miss it and hey-presto, our sunny ride soon develops a brief shower at Boddam but luckily it brightens up for a spectacular and scenic ride along Spiggie Loch and the Bay of Scousburgh where tourist watch the Grey Seals. We finish our ride at the spectacular St Ninian’s Isle which has one of the largest sand tombolos (sand bars) in Europe.

22.44km
DISTANCE
1:01:50
DURATION
331m
ELEVATION
223
TOUGHNESS