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Torridon And Skye Mountain biking in Scotland at its best

“Brilliant trip. It provided a welcome contrast to Alpine alternatives. Stunning scenery and sweet epic single track through remote valleys.  ”
Scotland, Europe

from $1,380* per person 8 Days May, August
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 6
Operator: Highlands and Islands Adventures 12 people max
  • Inverness airport, scotland, united kingdom
  • Active & Adventure trips
This Highland mountain bike adventure includes some of the most exhilarating mountain biking and awe-inspiring landscapes the Highlands and Islands of Scotland have to offer. Torridon and the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland boast dramatic scenery and majestic skylines that demand respect and represent mountain biking in Scotland at its best.

The Cuillin and Torridon mountains rise up out of the Atlantic Ocean, daring you to take them on, and those that are willing to take up the challenge will discover some truly epic mountain bike trails.

Locations visited/nearby

Scotland, Europe

3 testimonials about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in London, England
    Brilliant trip. It provided a welcome contrast to Alpine alternatives.
    Stunning scenery and sweet epic single track through remote valleys. 

    5
  2. Reviewer: located in France
    Très bien , félicitations à Euan qui a su s’adapter au groupe , nous offrir un bon aperçu de l’Ecosse équilibré entre tourisme et VTT . Bon choix de restaurants le soir, tout particulièrement ceux de Torridon et les 2 de midi
    5
  3. Reviewer: located in Halifax, England
    With all the accommodation and routes provided, pleasant pace to the riding with lots of stops to admire the views and chat, this was one of our best ever mountain bike trips. Euan is very easy to get along with despite his links with mountain biking royalty.

    We saw as many deer on the trails as people.

    5

3 testimonials about the provider, Highlands and Islands Adventures:

  • Reviewer: located in Halifax, England
    With all the accommodation and routes provided, pleasant pace to the riding with lots of stops to admire the views and chat, this was one of our best ever mountain bike trips. Euan is very easy to get along with despite his links with mountain biking royalty
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    We saw as many deer on the trails as people!

    5
  • Reviewer: located in Liebeggerweg, Switzerland
    I really enjoyed the holiday. A bit of adventure, nice landscape and challenging bike trips. Refreshing rainshowers. And at last a really nice guide.


    5
  • Reviewer: located in Rome, Italy
    I came from south italy to enjoy a great adventure in scotland, it was possible by H&I Adventures. thank you Euaun and Catherine.



    5

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival day, ride Laggan Wolftrax

We’ll meet in Inverness (airport or train station) at around noon and drive west to Laggan Wolftrax, the north of Scotland’s best man-made trail centre, where we can stretch our legs on the network of trails and then enjoy some coffee and cake.

Day 2 – Over the sea to Skye

We’ll catch the ferry from Mallaig over to the south end of the Isle of Skye. We’ll spend the afternoon riding a stunning trail along the coast, stopping for lunch on a fossil beach and admiring the breath-taking views out to the islands of Eigg and Rum.

Day 3 – Skye, Sligachan

Our full day on Skye will see us tackling the 50km challenging loop at Sligachan.The route carves its way through the valley between the Cuillin mountains with a combination of mouth-watering technical climbs and hair-raising descents.The terrain is pretty rocky and be prepared to work your arms lifting both wheels over obstacles!

Day 4 – Plockton

We leave Skye behind and head back to the mainland, to the fishing village of Plockton. Most of today’s riding will be sheltered in the forests. You’ll also enjoy some of Plockton’s deliciously fresh seafood, before we head on to Torridon and some big days in the saddle.

Day 5 – Shieldaig

Just south of Torridon lies the picturesque village of Shieldaig. We’ll be riding across the peninsula from Shieldaig to Applecross, where we will be rewarded with some more fantastic food in the world-renowned Applecross Inn.

Day 6 – Torridon

Our second day in Torridon will blow your mind! As far as mountain biking in Scotland goes, the area is a fairly well-kept secret. You’ll ride some challenging, but enjoyable climbs, and then be rewarded with a superb descent that seems to go on forever! You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to take some spectacular photos across the hills and sea.

Day 7 – Loch Ness

We leave Torridon behind and head back towards Inverness, picking up some amazing singletrack along the banks of Loch Ness. We’ll stop for a celebration lunch at a lochside pub, then spend the evening packing bikes for departure the next day.

Day 8 – Departure day

We will load the vehicle and transfer you back to Inverness airport or train station, in time for morning or afternoon flights and trains, where we will say our farewells.

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