With a total of 29 miles the Moray Coast cycle trail makes an easy 2 day cycle holiday for a family or anyone who enjoys stopping off on route to explore the local attractions, watching for dolphins and otters, or eating fresh fish from the thriving local fishing industry. You can see the choose of accommodation along the route on our map of the Moray Coast.
The Sail Loft Bunkhouse is just 5 miles from the eastern end of the Moray Coast Cycle Trail which travels along a flat railway bed from Cullen to Buckie. From Buckie the coastal trail continues on mostly quite roads, with a few off road sections to Elgin. From Elgin you continue off road back to the coast at Lossiemouth, then by B road to Hopeman before the last off road section to Burghead.
The Sail Loft Bunkhouse provides a great venue and can be used for both nights by making use of the bus routes to Elgin. Elgin also has a train station so can be a good starting point for those wanting to holiday by bike and public transport. There is an option for a third day using an addition 18 mile stretch (not part of the Moray Coast Cycle Trail) along quiet flat roads from Burghead to Findhorn. Findhorn is seaside village with accommodation available for groups at FINDHORN VILLAGE HOSTEL.
For those travelling by foot the Moray Coastal Trail hugs the coast from Sail Loft Bunkhouse all the way to Findhorn Village Hostel and then a few miles further to Forres. A total of 50 miles this route can be completed in four days using a selection of public transport to overnight at both hostels. Passing long sandy beaches, fishing town harbours and along the rugged coastline famous for its dolphins, this is an excellent route for those who enjoy seascapes and wildlife.
Slightly further East from Cullen along on the Moray Coast, at Portsoy, a new bunkhouse is now open having been converted from an old Sail shed. THE SAIL LOFT BUNKHOUSE opened in the autumn of 2016.
There are over 150 independent hostels and bunkhouses all around our beautiful British coastline. All 150 are within walking distance of the sea or the coastal path. You’ll be surprised at all the wonderful places you will find low cost self-catering hostel or bunkhouse accommodation