Tackle the Famous North Coast 500 by Road Bike

Have you dreamed, like many, to tour the infamous North Coast 500? Often lauded as Scotland’s equivalent to route 66 the North Coast 500 is an epic adventure, especially on two wheels! Interested? Then stop scrolling and start reading as Wilderness Scotland have the adventure for you. You’ll spot some of Scotland’s best scenery, wildest places and arrive at its most northerly point by bike!

You’ll meet your guide in Inverness on the first of seven days before being driven to the start point in Achnasheen in remote Wester Ross. You’ll check bikes for the final time and then embark on a  cracking day of riding past Loch Maree and out to the coast, before cycling a few miles onto your accommodation for the night. This trip isn’t for the faint-hearted and will require a basic level of bike fitness.

Do I need to bring my own bike?

You're welcome to bring your own bike or hire one on the Wilderness Scotland website.

The second day is spectacular, heading north along the impressive coastline that is perhaps reminiscent of Nordic fjords, flanked by steep mountains. After a few hours in the saddle, you’ll arrive at the mind-blowing Corrieshalloch Gorge, stop for a few photos and then carry on to your accommodation in Ullapool.

Day three is similarly tough on the legs but don’t worry! Day four is a rest day with a relaxing boat trip out to see the seal and seabird colonies. You’ve got to earn the rest, however, and you’ll do so by cycling under the iconic rock climbing destination Stac Pollaidh and then up the brutal yet incredible mad road before arriving at your hotel for the next few days.

Days five and six will take you up to the north coast and then east to Thurso. The ride north is as stunning as it is remote, here you’ll pass small fishing towns and remote inlets with spectacular vistas north. You’ll ride east then to the town of Thurso, passing a number of beaches, isolated mountains and remote meadows on the way.

The final day is one for the camera as you first head to Dunnet Head, a popular viewpoint, before finally ending your trip at John O’Groats, the most northerly point in mainland Britain with its iconic sign. You’ll then be transferred back to Inverness, where the tour ends.

  • Professional guide to accompany you on seven days of cycling
  • Bike hire
  • All-inclusive, including meals and accommodation
  • 7 days and 6 nights
  • Starting at £2,475

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