- Cycling through the heart of the Scottish Highlands
- Exploring the quaint villages which are full of historical intrigue
- Experiencing the timelessness of the lochs
- Visiting castles and taking side trips to experience the landscape further on foot
Experience the natural beauty and stunning lakes of the Scottish highlands at handlebar level. Cycle from Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, along the shores of Loch Ness to Fort William. During this week long trip we cycle along scenic paths and quiet forest trails with opportunities enroute to spot the wildlife of the region including red deer, stag or golden eagle. A day in Fort William is set aside to rest or ascend Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain. A train journey takes you across desolate Rannoch Moor to Loch Rannoch, where you continue on bike to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, nestled in the Perthshire hills.
Day 1 : Arrive Inverness
Day 2 : To Drumnadrochit 39km/24miles
Day 3 : To Fort Augustus 37km/23miles
Day 4 : To Fort William 55km/34miles
Day 5 : Rest day in Fort William, option to climb Scotland's highest peak Ben Nevis, 1344m/ 4410ft
Day 6 : To Pitlochry 60km/37miles
Day 7 : Rest day Pitlochry. Options 22km/14 miles or 45km/28 miles
Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 7 full Scottish breakfasts
- 7 nights accommodation in 3 to 4 * bed & breakfast accommodation on a twin share basis with private facilities.
- One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
- Train ticket Fort William to Rannoch on Day 6
- Map, GPX files, travel documentation and emergency support service
- 27 speed sports hybrid cycles equipped with helmets, rear pannier bags, tools, puncture repair kit, spare inner tube, lock, map holder, cycle computer, water bottle, reflective vests and lights. E-bikes available (supplement applies)
- Travel to and from Inverness / Pitlochry
- Drinks, lunches and dinners
- Items of a personal nature
- Cycle guide – this is a self guided cycling trip
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Earn US$ 61+ in travel credits.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Scottish Highlands Cycle tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 11 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 December 2023, a deposit of 181 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Scottish Highlands Cycle tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Scottish Highlands Cycle tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.
- How many days do I need in Scotland?
- What is the best way to travel to Scotland?
Is Scotland expensive to visit?
As with a lot of countries, it is all about where you visit. As a capital city, Edinburgh can be quite expensive, but like most cities around the world, you can easily find cheaper places to stay and eat. On the islands, there is import costs from the mainland to consider, which does hike up prices. Still Scotland is pretty affordable , compared to other countries in the UK.
Which Scottish tours should I go on?
Realistically, this depends on your main interests, but we would recommend tours that take you out of the main cities to explore rural Scotland, the Highlands, and the islands. Here, you can learn more about Scottish history and culture, while soaking up the natural beauty that makes this country so special.