Whether you’re looking for a two-day blast along the cream of Scotland’s infamous purpose-built biking trails or a week-long adventurous traverse of the remote Scottish Highlands, we’ll put together a package that is tailor made to your every need. The cycling routes that we offer are specifically chosen to provide a relaxing, scenic journey through some of the UK’s most picturesque regions, with options to explore fascinating historical and cultural sites along the way.
Our itineraries are totally flexible so alterations can be made at any time during your trip, because we know that the Scottish weather isn’t always mountain bike friendly! Our guides and drivers are hand-picked to ensure that a friendly, professional service is provided, whether you’re taking part in a guided or self-guided trip with us.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M16410 Biking Holidays has been operating since 2008 when keen mountain biker and general outdoor enthusiast, Pete Corson, spotted a gap in the market for completely tailor-made cycling and mountain biking holidays based in the UK.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our mission is simple – to provide completely unique and flexible mountain biking holidays and cycling tours throughout the UK. From our home on the beautiful west coast of Scotland, we’ve devised a range of exciting mountain biking and cycling routes that make the most of the stunning scenery, fabulous trails and unrivalled hospitality that Scotland and Northern England have to offer.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialise in providing unique cycling and mountain biking holidays in Scotland and northern England, tailor made to your exact requirements. We aim to make your time in the UK as enjoyable and stress-free as it can be so we can arrange transport from the airport or train station to the beginning of the trip, baggage transfers each day, accommodation in friendly B&B’s, hostels or hotels and a great biking adventure tailored to suit your cycling experience.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Pete Corson set out to travel the world in 2001. Armed with a degree in Zoology and a keen sense of adventure he carried out conservation work in the Caribbean and led a diving expedition in Fiji. Something finally dragged him home. It wasn’t the weather or the love of deep-fried Mars Bars, it was the mountains! Since returning, Pete has developed his mountain biking skills and gained Mountain Bike Leader qualifications through SMBLA (Scottish Mountain Bike Leader Award scheme) as well as working as a sailing and power boating instructor. Pete has combined his passion for mountain biking and sense of adventure to create world-class mountain biking and cycling routes that show the rest of the world just how amazing the UK is for biking.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
All of our holidays offer something completely different, depending on exactly what type of holiday our clients are looking for. For example, we can organise a tour of some of the most exhilarating purpose-built singletrack in the world or a trip through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Scottish Highlands. Each trip is so unique that it’s impossible to say that one is more popular than another. Suffice to say that whichever holiday our clients choose, it’s a biking trip of a lifetime!
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
We regularly receive great feedback from our customers. Here’s one example: "Hi Pete: I want to thank you for an exceptional adventure. The venues for riding and your company exceeded all expectations. The accommodations were superb. Your keen understanding of mountain biking, knowledge of the trails, and logistical planning were outstanding. You set and achieved a high standard for professionalism. A real privilege to have the experience with you." You can read more comments from our customers on the "Testimonials" page of our website.
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