Would you like to explore Scotland by bike? Experience quiet roads and stunning scenery under the expert guidance of an experienced bike leader? Then look no further than the Wilderness Scotland Coast to Coast Road Cycling trip. You’ll range right across the highlands of Scotland, from the east to the west coast on quiet roads, steep climbs and thrilling descents through stunning scenery. You’ll cycle alongside lochs, over mountains and through meadows in Scotland’s diverse highland wilderness. Experience the best of Scotland over these epic 7 days!
On the first day of your trip you and your guide will meet in Aberdeen, check over bikes and then head out along the River Dee for 60km of splendid riding before arriving in Ballater for the evening. This short day will get the legs firing and warm you up for the rest of the trip. Day two will see you head through the mighty Cairngorm mountains, with challenging hills and stunning landscapes that will eventually lead you to the lovely town of Granton on Spey, where you’ll spend the evening relaxing and recovering from the days riding. Day three will be equally as tough, heading off the beaten track to Carrbridge before you venture into the Findhorn Valley, an epic, hidden glen surrounded by steep cliffs on all sides. You’ll spend the afternoon climbing high over the Garbole pass before dropping down to follow along the shores of Loch Ness, then on to Drumnadrochit and your accomodation. The fourth and fifth days are an absolute blast, starting with a high speed boat ride on Loch Ness before heading west through the Balmacaan Forest and then on to Beauly, which is just a few miles from your evening accomodation. You’ll wake up the next day refreshed and ready to go as you climb high to a vantage point above Loch Maree, then on to Kinlochewe and finally to the absolutely magnificent Glen Torridon, where mountains rise skyward and climbers from all over the world come to test themselves. On day six you’ll awake in Shieldag, riding on from there to the infamous Bealach na Ba road and up over its daunting summit. You’ll climb 626m from sea level before dropping back down towards the coast and the end of your trip! You’ll eat lunch in the popular Applecross inn and admire the views of Skye and the north sea. On the final day you’ll transfer back to Inverness.