‘A mix of twisties and fast open roads and everything in between’
Nominated by Geoff Blackburn
“When asked about my favourite roads in the UK, I tend to look north of the border! Best of the best is quite possibly the A816 from Lochgilphead to Oban. Either way is awesome, with the road offering a superb mix of twisties, fast open roads and everything in between.” Length 37 miles Love it because Another Scottish delight, the A816 has everything – from long straights, to tight turns, all the while taking in breath taking scenery. This includes Ardentallen Bay, which it hugs tightly before heading back inland. It’s pure joy. Take a picture at Ardentallen Bay offers great views and an unrivalled photo opportunity on this ride. Stop for a cuppa Grab a drink and a tasty bite to eat at the Chartroom II Bistro in Arduaine, on the outskirts of Loch Melfort. This is also a great stop for a photo. Watch out for The A816 has seen some huge accidents, especially for bikers. Watch out for hidden turns and sudden drops into the lochs below. Best bike for the job: We’d recommend a sports tourer for this one – best of both worlds.