- Picking your own personal route through some of Scotland's finest scenery
- Taking on the technical trails through Glen Sligachan on Skye
- The Fiord like beauty of Kinlochhouorn
- Rewarding views of Loch Ness from the formidable Corrieyairack Pass
- Real Highland hospitality at every stage of your adventure.
Day 1: Arrive in Scotland. Whether arriving by bus, train or plane we can pick you up and take you to Portree on the Isle of Skye, and your comfortable accommodation for the night. We’ll get the bikes ready for the journey ahead and have a pre-trip briefing.
Day 2: We’ll transport you and your bikes to Talisker Bay on the remote west coast of Skye, famed for its rich, smoky whisky. Deserted country roads lead us through beautiful countryside to the head of Glen Sligachan where our first stretch of tricky singletrack winds its way south, surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Cuillin Ridge. We’re heading for Broadford where a welcome comfy bed awaits.
Day 3: A short, restful ferry ride will give the legs a brief break as we cross from the Isle of Skye to the beautiful, remote Northwest Highlands. The wilderness biking continues as rocky trails take us along the stunning West Coast of Scotland with fiord-like inlets and sea lochs.
Day 4: What better way to start the day than by biking along amazing trails through sublime scenery? We’re bound for the infamous Corrieyairack Pass, where we’ll reach a height of over 750 metres on rocky trails. All that effort is rewarded with magnificent views over Loch Ness. We stop for the night in bustling Kingussie.
Day 5: Following Glen Feshie, we’ll be treated to stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains to the north and the Grampians to the south. The River Dee leads on to superb singletrack through some of Scotland's finest forests to the Alpin-esque town of Aviemore.
Day 6: Cycle trails lead us through the most beautiful native woodland in Scotland through the Rothiemurchus estate. Leaving the woodland behind, we’ll climb on ancient trails towards Scotlands second highest village at Tomintoul.
Day 7: From Tomintoul we head down the fantastic Glen Builg for an easy warm up. Then there is a big climb and screaming descent to the Scottish home of the Royal family. A chance to taste the royal whisky perhaps then a short road spin to Ballater.
Day 8: From Ballater there are a wealth of trails that lead out into the remote mountains. We've chosen a fantastic route with plenty of singletrack and fast descents that will take us to Glen Esk and the pretty village of Edzell.
Day 9: Brilliant pine forest trails in Drumtochty and Fetteresso Forests lead us east, with the smell of the sea getting stronger, until we finally reach the North Sea coast at Stonehaven. You now have the chance to celebrate your awesome achievement or just collapse in a heap - well done, you made it!
Note: The above itinerary is to be used as a guide only. All aspects of this trip can be tailored to your exact specifications.
We regularly run this trip using 5, 6 or 8 day itineraries with varying levels of difficulty.
This tour costs from £410 for a self guided, 5 day, 6 night trip to £1525 for a fully guided, 8 day, 9 night trip depending on group size and accommodation options chosen.
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