“We have 3 rides under our belts and are having a blast so far!! We felt we needed to check in and thank you for this awesome single track! The Ballater descent was our favorite so far. We just did the Applecross one this evening…magical. Linda and I are having a blast! Did the Annat lollipop today and it was awesome. Great weather and super fun descents. We are in Skye having drinks now. Hope you guys are well just wanted to let you know we are loving your ride selections!”
These guys wanted to explore the best riding, the trail gems – and to experience the warm heart of Scotland. We’ve been mountain biking in Scotland for a while, 25+ years in fact. You build a lot of relationships in that time – you become friends with the loveliest landlords, the best restaurateurs, cosiest inns and the quirkiest off the beaten track ‘must visits’ – you find the best guides and the slickest bike suppliers.
These nuggets aren’t always easy to find. Relationships are the heart of our business. Sure, ace riding is the foundation and we built that by trial and error (and we are still searching), but these bonds are the mortar, the magic glue that turns a great trip into a once in lifetime experience. We’re super proud to be trusted by guests from all over the world to build their dream trips and we’re as proud of every relationship we’ve built along the way. But most of all, we are proud to share our passion for this beautiful country. Scotland is a beautiful beastie!
Their action-packed itinerary included GPS files and maps of their rides plus information on local hidden gems and authentic local hospitality and accommodation recommendations to compliment their adventure. Instead of travelling with bikes from the USA, we organised high quality full suspension bike rentals - all they needed to do was pick up their rental car, strap on the rental bikes and go on the roadtrip of a lifetime!
Welcome to Scotland and the beautiful Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders where you’ll collect your bikes at Glentress in the Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders. You’ll have time to explore the world famous mountain bike tracks of the Glentress Forest Park at the end of your trip, but for now the delights of the East Highlands are firmly in your sights. Three hours northeast finds you in magnificent Deeside and the East Highland mountain village of Braemar and glorious wild trails through magnificent glens - we’ll show you one to remember.
Wakey, wakey! An early start as today you’ll be heading to Inverness to stay with your family after an awesome little ride high above the village of Ballater. Afterwards, en-route to Inverness the pretty village of Carrbridge hides a lovely little bistro and it would be a shame to miss it.
...imagine being transported to a world of rock slabs, towering mountains, glens and sea lochs stretching as far as the eye can see. Add mountain bikes and you’re getting close to the landscapes and terrain you will experience today. This is an all day affair in remote, wild territory.
Another unforgettable day exploring Wester Ross and the Applecross Peninsula - this time it’s two fantastic rides for the price of one - a phenomenal out and back to Applecross Bay.
Leaving the mainland behind, you’ll enjoy an epic coastal drive to the Isle of Skye and the bustling little village of Broadford. You’re in for a real treat - a historic ride around the last village of the Highland Clearances - Boreraig.
Stay another night on Skye to fully appreciate it - why not take an unforgettable boat trip from Elgol to the heart of the Island!
Before bidding farewell to the beautiful Isle of Skye - experience the might of the Glen Sligachan trail and visit Camasunary Bothy (a spot you will have noticed from aboard the Bella Jane boat trip).
After time spent in the rugged Northwest, it’s time for a contrast. You can choose the granite flow of Laggan Wolftrax near Newtonmore or the woodsy singletrack to be found at one of Scotland’s hidden mountain biking gems - small but perfectly formed is as good a way as any to sum up Comrie Croft bike trails.
After a whistlestop tour of the Highlands, you’ll return to semi-familiar territory and a fine dose of Tweed Valley goodness, or you might just be ready to drop off your rental bikes before it’s time to reunite with the family and relax. Decisions, decisions - explore the world famous mountain bike tracks of the Glentress Forest Park or if you have enough energy left in the the tanks, the awesome trails around Innerleithen are well worth the effort. Alas, it’s the end of the trail, and hopefully a fond farewell until the next time we see you in Scotland!