Mountain biking in Scotland is as diverse as the scenery, from rolling pine forest trails to lung-busting climbs and amazing descents. For the real off-road enthusiast Scotland is simply as good as it gets.
Scottish mountains may seem like mere hills compared to our trips across the Andes and Rockies, but the potential for rapidly changing weather demands respect from the most experienced mountain biker and a high altitude bike ride here is a serious proposition during any season. With this in mind our Scottish tours take advantage of the settled periods and long days of late spring/early summer and the warm early autumn of September.
Our programme offers both challenging and more relaxing tours, but if you fancy fresh air, ever-changing landscapes and the chance to escape the crowds, then Scotland is for you. For 2005 we offer you a choice of 5 trips. The C2C (coast to coast) and centre based holidays have the most challenging biking, whilst the distillery tour is a more relaxed version of the C2C! The Hebrides has a couple of challenging rides but has a generally laid-back ‘feel’ to it, as does the West Coast tour.
At our carefully chosen good quality hotels and B&Bs there’s always a warm welcome. A support vehicle is on hand on each trip to carry bags and arrange picnics and other necessary stops.
Where possible we will assist with air or rail connections and transfers to meet your requirements.
You’ll experience every kind of mountain biking on this route, traversing the Highlands from the picturesque village of Edzell to the Kyle Of Lochalsh. A strenuous trip of approx 230 miles, there are some long days in the saddle but the rewards are immense as we follow ancient trails and drove roads, high mountain passes and forest single tracks through some of Scotland’s finest scenery.
Arrive at Edzell.
Start the week with a challenging ride up and over Mt. Keen to Glen Tanner.
A relaxing short 20 miler to Tomintoul, plus a distillery tour.
Fantastic riding in the Cairngorms; superb XC biking with amazing single track.
The Corrieyairack pass is a steady climb rewarded with an amazing and breathtaking downhill.
High above Loch Ness through the forest single track.
The fantastic wilderness of Glen Affric and Glen Lichd beckons with its final technical single-track descent towards Donnie.
We are happy to help with your transfer home.
APRIL 30-MAY 7
MAY 28-JUNE 4
SEPTEMBER 3-10 £419