Newton Stewart offers mountain bikers and cyclists of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore some of the region's richest and most diverse landscape.
Cycle Touring around Newton Stewart
National Cycle Route 7 passes through Newton Stewart.
The road network in Galloway is relatively free from traffic and there are miles of quiet roads to be enjoyed on two wheels.
The Machars - between Newton Stewart, Glenluce and the Isle of Whithorn, about 25 miles (40 km) in each direction is a maze of minor roads on relatively flat terrain, with many fine views.
Four colour-coded signposted routes guide cyclists around this attractive area:
Yellow Route (25 miles/40km)Northern Machars, visiting Kirkcowan, Bladnoch & Wigtown
Orange Route (22 miles/35km)Central eastern Machars, taking in Kirkinner, Garlieston, Sorbie, Whauphill, Bladnoch, & Wigtown.
Green Route (20 miles/32km)Southwest Machars, passing through Mochrum, Port William, Monreith and Whithorn.
Red Route (17 miles/27km)Southeast Machars overlooking Wigtown Bay, visiting the Isle of Whithorn, Sorbie and Whithorn.
More detailed suggestions are offered in leaflets such as "Cycling in Newton Stewart" and "Cycling in and around Wigtownshire" available from the Tourist Information Centre.
Mountain Biking near Newton Stewart
7stanes Biking Trails
The '7stanes' are seven mountain biking centres spanning the south of Scotland, from the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway.
They're known as the 7stanes because each venue will feature a 'stane' (Scots for stone) somewhere in the forest.
It might be at the start of the trails or it might be at the highest point - you'll have to wait and see!
Find out more on the 7 Stanes website.
4 forest trails, just 3 miles from Newton Stewart by a traffic-free cycle path.
If you are looking for biking that caters for families through to experts, then Kirroughtree is a great place to go.
Find out more about cycling at Kirroughtree.
Glentrool is located in the heart of Galloway Forest Park.
It's a fascinating area rich in beauty and home to the south of Scotland's highest mountain – the magnificent Merrick.
Find out more about cycling at Glentrool.