Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions? We have answers! We compiled a list of some of the most common questions we see.
All you need to know about Action Argyll
Before your first visit take a few minutes to review our rider conduct, trail descriptions and policies. More challenging terrain and features should not be attempted unless the rider has the appropriate skills, experience and equipment to effectively negotiate such trails.
Action Argyll is an outdoor adventure destination, and the first phase of The Dunoon Project, a community regeneration project. Designed to be enjoyed by riders, families, walkers, and nature-lovers, the park will initially provide access to mountain bike and gravel trails and walking and hiking trails. In 2023 we plan to open a visitor centre, our first zip-line, and additional visitor amenities.
You bet they do. Our bike park trails are modelled after ski trail ratings and fall into one of 3 categories:
Green Circle : Beginner trails with mild gradients, open turns, and a wide trail base.
Blue Square : Intermediate trails are steeper, have tighter turns and often have natural and man-made features.
Black Diamond : Advanced & Expert trails are very steep and have advanced features including large drops, jumps, narrow bridges, rock gardens, etc.
In 2022 our Mountain Bike trails are Black Diamond. We will be introducing new trails covering all three categories, and we will be announcing these via the News section on our website, and social media.
You’re spoilt for choice. You can drive, take the train and ferry. The closest airport is Glasgow. Visit the Plan Your Visit to learn more.
Right. We’d recommend comfortable, moisture wicking clothes, suitable for exercising and athletic shoes and socks (No to open toe).
For safety reasons, we require approved bike helmets, but we strongly recommend that you wear a full-face helmet, as well as protective body armour including leg protection, chest protection, elbow pads, gloves and googles.
And because it may rain or drizzle, bring a rain jacket just in case. Happy?
There isn’t, HOWEVER, all riders 15 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian.
For general riding of the park’s gravel tracks, it is the responsibility of the guardian to determine if a young rider can manage the trails, while our current mountain bike trails are only appropriate for intermediate and advanced riders.
Absolutely! But please remember that the uplift road is busy with our uplift buses and other forestry vehicles.
Sadly not. Our trails just aren’t the right place for them.
Well. For now, we’re just going to run a limited food service on the weekends; but come summer 2023, we’ll have a café on site offering locally sourced food.
Plenty. Plenty of public parking.
Course you can. E-bikes are welcome on the trails so long as they meet Eu directive EN151194 and:
– Are fitted with a motor with a power of no more than 250w
– Provide a maximum assisted speed of no more than 25 kmph (roughly 15.5 mph).
– Are not fitted with a full speed throttle that can work ‘independently’ (Start Up Assist throttles are allowed)
Please note, to ride an E-bike you must be 14 years of age or older by UK law.
Head over to our Contact Us page for our summer and winter opening times.
Need? No. Strongly recommend? Yes. Body armour, goggles and full-face helmet would be ideal.
You can find descriptions of our trails, plus video on our Mountain Bike Trails page
We currently don’t offer rental bikes, but we plan to offer bike and equipment rental from Summer 2023.
We do offer coaching / lessons.
Please email Stewart McNee at firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently do not offer repairs, but we plan to open a bike shop in Summer 2023 with a repair service.
To receive news on our project, trails info, future physical and digital events, etc. please download the Action Argyll Community app