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Islay Cycles

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A fantastic way to see and experience all the island has to offer; coastline, wildlife and historic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jeanninemac
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London, United Kingdom
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Excellent service!

My brother and I hired 2 touring bikes and a bike trailer from Islay Cycles for a week cycling and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
W6381OLsarahm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic way to see and experience all the island has to offer; coastline, wildlife and historic interests. Owner Jim is easily contactable, full of itinerary ideas and will set you up with everything you need to cycle the island safely.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My brother and I hired 2 touring bikes and a bike trailer from Islay Cycles for a week cycling and camping round Islay, Jura, and Colonsay. Jim and Lesley were so sweet and accomodating in kitting us out with everything we needed for the week...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you Sarah. It's very kind of you to take the time to give us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay on Islay. Do come back some day. Jim.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

THE person to hire from. knowledgeable, very kind and accommodating. Has many types of bicycles suited to all needs. He even gave me something to wear in case it rains. Didnt care abt money, asked me to pay the second day. Amazing person. Greetings from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Islay. Do come back some day. Yours aye, Jim.

Reviewed 12 July 2018

My husband and I had rented a cottage on Islay for a week and were looking to rent bikes to tour the island. After reading favourable reviews here on TripAdvisor, I emailed Jim from Canada and arranged everything. Jim has an excellent map on his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Jim was very easy to work with and we were very satisfied renting bikes from him. He provided helmets, gloves and a carry bag at no extra cost. His home was easy walking distance from Port Ellen, near the elementary school.

Date of experience: May 2018
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you like our service and took the trouble to write a review. Jim and Lesley.

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I was visiting Islay with some family a few weeks ago and decided I wanted to explore the island by myself. I read up on Islay Cycles and was impressed with the reviews. Jim (the owner) lived up to all my expectations! I visited the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you very much Katey for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and took the trouble to write us up so generously. Haste ye back to Islay. Jim.

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

I cannot praise Jim , the owner high enough He is exemplorary and nothing is too much trouble A great underlying sense of humour Highly recommended Dave and Sophie

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We rented six bikes for one day. Jim had prepared six bikes in mint condition and we had no challenges during the day. We can definitely recommend renting bikes from Jim!

Date of experience: April 2018
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you Marius for your kind words. Yours aye, Jim.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Highly, highly recommended! Jim has a huge variety of bikes available at very reasonable prices - we paid £15 per bike to cycle the Three Distilleries path (Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg). The trail is brand new and beautifully paved, completely separate and safe from the road....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Jim was wonderful! Has to be one of the nicest guys on the island! Always friendly and helpful even with non bike questions. Bikes were great we probably biked close to 50 miles in 5 days. I would highly recommend him to anyone without hesitation!

Date of experience: November 2017
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Good to know we're on the right track, Jim

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Alasdair-Roxburgh
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Response from James L | Property representative |
Hi Alasdair, sorry my previous message didn't register with the system. The island is deceptively hilly and bigger than most people realise. There are some easier routes around Port Ellen for the out-of-practice cyclist. I... More
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