Location & Travel
The Isle of Arran is known as “Scotland in Miniature,” with more than 60 miles of rugged coastline, lowland marsh, soaring peaks, historic ruins and seemingly endless gravel roads. Arran has also become one of the UK’s major trail riding destinations, with trails ranging from steep and technical to fast and flowing. In other words, it’s the perfect location to host the Grinduro.
The Grinduro experience begins at the port of Ardrossan, which is close to major road networks and less than an hours drive from Glasgow. But why not leave the car at home? The port of Ardrossan is also easily accessible by train, with its own train station offering connections from Glasgow rail stations every hour. Glasgow also offers an international airport, making travels easy and stress-free if you’re coming from a distance.
Arran is only accessible by ferry and inclusive in the entry is return travel as a foot passenger and secure parking for your vehicle at the ferry terminal. Bikes and luggage will be transported by the event allowing you a relaxing sea crossing and a chance to ease in to the Grinduro weekend. When arriving on Arran you will be transported to the event village and reunited with your bike and bags.
We’re offering free camping at Grinduro Village in Lamlash, but if you’d rather stay in a hotel, you can find options here.
Grinduro Ferry Check-In and Parking Address
Clyde Marina, The Ferry Terminal, Ardrossan KA22 8ED, United Kingdom – look for the flags!
Grinduro Village Address
Arran High School, Lamlash, Isle of Arran KA27 8NG, United Kingdom
Traveling by Train to Ferry: The nearest train station is Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, this can be accessed easily via connections in Glasgow as well as the rest of Scotland. Ferry check-in is at Clyde Marina next to the ferry terminal in Ardrossan on July 13. All information regarding train times, fares and booking can be found here.(LINK http://www.nationalrail.co.uk)
Traveling by Car to Ferry: Ferry check-in and parking is at Clyde Marina next to the ferry terminal in Ardrossan on July 13. As part of your entry, travel to the event for you, your luggage and your bike are included. Simply park your car at Clyde Marina, check in with us and we’ll take care of all the transport. No vehicular ferry crossing is included in your entry fee.
Traveling by Car to Arran: If you choose to travel by car on the ferry you will need to book directly with CalMac Ferries here (LINK https://ticketing.calmac.co.uk/booking/asp/web100.asp). Advanced booking is highly suggested.
Car Parking at Grinduro – We firstly encourage you to leave your car on the mainland in the secure event car park at Clyde Marina, this is included as part of the entry fee. On site car parking spaces are limited and are first come first served.