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Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 8 people
Destination: Scotland  
Category: Hiking and walking outfitters
Season: July - October
Min Price: 795 Pound Sterling (GBP) per person
Max Price: 895 Pound Sterling (GBP) per person

Mountain biking coast to coast in Scotland is an unforgettable experience. From high mountain passes to ancient forest singletrack and technical hillside trails, our pioneering route covers 400km and over 4000m of ascent. This is a genuine coast to coast journey through the Highlands, offering world class riding amidst magnificent wild landscapes.

Day One – City of Aberdeen to Dinnet
From the East Coast City of Aberdeen we begin our mountain bike journey west across Scotland. We ride through Royal Deeside, following the route of the old railway line built for Queen Victoria. After lunch we begin a steady climb into the hills before descending some of Scotland's finest singletrack to Glen Tanar and the village of Dinnet.

Day Two – Dinnet to Tomintoul via Glen Builg
A classic day of riding takes us into the heart of the Cairngorms and through Glens Gairn and Avon. This is wild country and a real mountain experience. Overnight in Tomintoul, the highest village in the Scottish Highlands.

Day Three – Through the Cairngorms
A long and unforgettable day through the mighty Cairngorms massif. Some big mountain climbs, twisting forest trails and magical singletrack lead us Glen Feshie, where we cross Inshriach Forest to Kingussie.

Day Four – To Fort Augustus over the Corrieyarick Pass
Following the River Spey towards its source, we climb into the remote Monadhliath Mountains via the Corrieyarick Pass. This is the route's highest point at 775m. An hour long rock-strewn descent leads into Fort Augustus located on the shores of Loch Ness.

Day Five – Fort Augustus to Fort William
An easier day - off road cruising down the Great Glen passing Loch Oich and Loch Lochy. Our destination is Fort William - outdoor capital of the UK.

Day Six – Fort William to Strontian
The morning begins with a short journey across Loch Linnhe to Camusnagaul. Following the shorelines of Loch Eil and Shiel our lunchtime destination is the beautiful River Polloch. From here the route takes one of the steepest road climbs in Britain - 400m of ascent in 3km! The downhill cruise into Strontian is adequate reward with great views over the Western Seaboard.

Day Seven – Strontian to Ardnamurchan Point
A great final day. From Strontian we head west, soon joining a beautiful coastline trail and then heading into the hills. This is one of the best singletrack sections of the route and the views of the Islands are simply amazing on a clear day. After lunch we cruise the final short section of road to our final destination Ardnamurchan Point! Celebratory dinner and drinks in Strontian.

Day Eight – Return to Inverness
Following breakfast we load the vehicle and bikes and enjoy a leisurely 3 hour journey back to Inverness, arriving around lunchtime.

Notes:
2008 DATES: to be confirmed
GRADING: Challenging
Please note - price excludes flights

The itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the Wilderness Scotland Guide having regard to weather conditions and other factors.

Start: Inverness 0830 hours
Finish: Inverness 1300 hours

About This Supplier
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Location: Scotland
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2005
Client Request Served: 184

M06118 was started in September 2000 by Neil Birnie, Paul Easto and Gordon Birnie. Passionate about wild places, they shared a desire to introduce others to the amazing wilderness regions of Scotland. M06118 set out to create a range of experiences which would reveal the hidden delights of our country and offer...

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