20 to 26 Aug - Select a wee dram of your choice after a classic day of cross country riding! Mountain biking in Scotland at its very best!
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The holiday was absolutely perfect ...
Really superb guides can’t fault them. Obviously very experienced cyclist’s so it was great to learn from them. Hope to ride with them again. Great fun to be with both during the riding and the evenings. Very knowledgable about the area. Nothing to much trouble. Up to the usual Skedaddle high standard.
Tomintoul to Ballater had some superb technical single track and a great fast decent. Mount Keen also worth a mention for it’s challenging climb technical single track across the top and awesome decent. I would recommend this holiday to any keen mountain biker as a must do trip!
For me the holiday was on the expensive side, particularly when adding the evening meals to the cost. However I quickly realised what I got for that money. I was comfortable and well looked after. I never had any doubts or concerns about my safety. Everything was highly organised and efficient. The guides worked hard and with enthusiasm at all times. I was always comfortable in the accommodation. There was always enough to eat and a good variety of food.I was made to feel welcome despite being a lone and older female. No one was left behind. This has not always been my experience on other cycling holidays!
Guides made it memorable, safe, and fun...
Excellent – Steve, Tony, and Alan were great. They took excellent care of both riders and the bikes.
The Skedaddle guides are what made this trip so fantastic. They are both amazing. I was particularly impressed with the way they provided information about the upcoming sections of the ride – in a way that did a good job of indicating obstacles and rough sections and where to pay particular attention. (This is really important because the scenery is so spectacular it’s tempting to spend time looking around instead of at the trail.) The river crossings were my favourite part!
You guys are good!
Tony and Charley were also exceptional guides. I had great confidence in all of them when out riding, and they have consideration for each person in the group to make sure everyone is happy. Can’t get a better combination that these three surely!
Overall (quality of the riding and Skedaddle service) I would say this is the best Skedaddle trip I have done. Lunch was very good and punctual and waiting every day when we met the support van. The best cycling I have done. Very varied and beautiful scenery.
I absolutely loved it...
Faultless guides and trip and I absolutely loved the riding. Honestly was the best organised trip I have ever been on. Ran like clockwork! Steve was faultless even with a large group.
Professional service from Skedaddle...
Well planned, organised and executed – highly professional job. The accommodation was all excellent! The guides did a great job of providing us with fresh, interesting, high quality lunches.
Steve was outstanding as a tour guide. Highly professional leader and organiser who did it all extremely well and made it look easy.
Peter, New Zealand
Extremely perceptive guides...
One of the best mountain bike holidays we have done. Quality of biking and guiding was fantastic. We would certainly consider doing this trip again!
The guides technical ability and advise were exceptional. It was good to come home having learnt various hints and tips. His ability to read the pace during the day made the riding even more enjoyable.
Very friendly, professional and made the trip a real success. The pace was perfect so that everyone enjoyed the biking. Off the bike everything was well thought out and delivered with a smile! Any problems were dealt with seemlessly and professionally. Couldn’t ask for a better tour leader!
Top marks for a top trip!
Each day was a different challenge from the previous days as all pretty high up there! The days were paced very well with the faster ones allowed to push on to the top or blast down to the bottom at their own pace if it was safe to do so.
Always felt we were being well looked after regardless and had full confidence in the guides abilities in any eventuality if one of us or our bikes were to come unstuck. Keep up the good work guys!
Excellent – This was my first experience with Skedaddle and it was great. I was very happy with the overall experience.
Steve is an outstanding organiser and leader. He provides a blend of encouragement and direction to keep the group moving and enjoying the events. The guides worked very well together to anticipate and provide great services at all times.
Hard to see where anything went wrong! Good job well done to all the guides!
I think everyone on the trip was happy that they were getting a good holiday, rather than getting the cheapest holiday. Lunches were great as ever, a really good selling point.
My least favourite day was the last one, because I had to go home!
It was way back in July 2004 when I did first did a Skedaddle UK Chilterns weekend. If you had told me that years later I would have riden across the Highlands twice I would have laughed at you.
We would all like to pay less for everything but we certainly don’t want the quality to drop. So on balance we think good value for money. We’ll keep booking.
It was our first ever mountain bike holiday, it was absolutely great and during this week we learned a lot!
Can’t choose a favourite day because they were all good in their own way. Steve, Alan and Tony were so helpful and encouraging. Fixing bikes, cleaning bikes, motivating, driving, making lunch, and always cheerful about it!
Place to place
6 nights B&B – twin share basis
Breakfast and lunch provided
6 days biking
Guided and vehicle support
Free transfers to and from train stations
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