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UK - Scotland - Highlands Coast to Coast - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

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19 to 25 Aug. - Join us for an amazing journey across the Highlands of Scotland on this classic Skedaddle UK mountain biking holiday.

Holiday Highlights

  • True wilderness mountain biking in awesome scenery
  • Mix of great biking trails across the Highlands
  • The views from the top of the Corrieyairack Pass
  • Rolling into Fort Augustus along the Caledonian Canal
  • Choosing your daily Highland single malt
  • Blasting down Mount Keen to Glen Esk

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Day Description Distance Ascent Descent Meals
1 Arrival Glasgow Non Cycling Day      
2 Corran to Fort Augustus 47 Miles / 74 Kms Approx. 1340 Metres 1300 Metres B L  
3 Fort Augustus to Kingussie 36 Miles / 58 Kms Apr. 1020 Metres 820 Metres B L  
4 Kingussie to Tomintoul 43 Miles / 69 Kms Approx. 1180 Metres 1090 Metres B L  
5 Tomintoul to Ballater 36 Miles / 58 Kms Approx. 750 Metres 910 Metres B L  
6 Ballater to Edzell 40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx. 850 Metres 990 Metres B L  
7 Edzell to Montrose 15 Miles / 24 Kms Approx. 230 Metres 280 Metres B L  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

A classic slice of UK mountain biking that dives into the very heart of the Scottish Highlands on a series of ancient drove roads, loch-side routes, forest tracks and twisting singletrack.
 
Over six days of riding the route takes us 235 miles from Loch Hourn on the west coast to Montrose on the east coast. This is a route that is varied throughout and, while achievable for fit intermediate riders, there are plenty of technical sections which will challenge more experienced riders and is perfect for those up for a mountain biking challenge.
 
We start in style with day one’s major climb rewarded with great views back over the dramatic Cullins on the Isle of Skye, which paints the picture for the rugged Scottish landscapes that follow.
 
On reaching the Great Glen we follow the Caledonian Canal, have the opportunity for some monster spotting at Loch Ness and as the miles and days pile up, we cross the Monadhliath Mountains dropping into the Spey Valley and the Cairngorms.
 
From here on in the trip heads deep into the Glenmore Forest Park, passing through the remote Braes of Abernethy and tackles some river crossings along the way. As we straddle the side of the majestic Cairngorm Mountains, we are rewarded with a night in Tomintoul; a 17th century village and the highest in the Highlands - one of our many chances for a wee dram.
 
We end our off road trails with a superb woodland singletrack to Edzell and then after final night of celebrations, pedal the final few miles the next day to the coast at Montrose.
 
If you've already done this classic ride, and were bitten by the bug - why not have a look at our Highlands Celtic Crossing trip, from Bettyhill to Stirling Castle in the heart of Scotland - different trails, different places and different experiences - even more epic!

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
7 days
Prices From:
£1,245

Optional

Front Suspension Bike Hire
£120
Full Suspension Bike Hire:
£180
Full Suspension Bike Hire:
£180
Single Room Option:
£240
Single Room Option:
£240
Insurance - UK 10 Day:
£21
Insurance - UK 10 Day:
£21
Sustrans Donation:
£1
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£1
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£5
Sustrans Donation:
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£10
Sustrans Donation:
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Holiday Details

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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Last Updated: 19/03/2018