Bealach na Bà: One of The Greatest Roads for Cycling

The road to Applecross is notorious in the Highlands, not only as one of the most beautiful and dramatic driving routes; but also as one of the most terrifying.

Before starting the journey, travellers are met with a sign explaining the road is not suitable for large vehicles, caravans or learner drivers.

People from all over come to the Bealach na Bà with the intention of braving the twisty, narrow roads to witness the breathtaking views. It climbs to over 630m above sea level in just 10 kilometres of driving.

Now the road has gained even more fame. It recently featured in an article by Road Cycling UK, as one of the top 20 most beautiful roads to cycle, competing against the Passo dello Stelvia in Italy and the Trollstigen in Norway. You can read the full article here.

If you want to witness the extreme adventure of this road, have a look at this white-knuckle drive by our good friend Stever Carter.

We want to know if you have ever braved the Bealach na Bà, either by car or bicycle? We would love to hear your stories.


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