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Colombia

Medellin to Bogota

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14 days from

£2248

Cambodia

Undiscovered Lands

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14 days from

£2095

Chile & Argentina

Patagonia & the Lake District

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14 days from

£2695

North Argentina

Rainforest, Ravines and Puna

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13 days from

£2295

Vietnam N.E

Vietnam

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14 days from

£2095

South Thailand

The Perfect Balance Of Activity And Relaxation

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13 days from

£2025

Sri Lanka - Classic

Negombo - Udawalawe - Belihuloya - Galle

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14 days from

£2195

Albania - Classic

One Of Europe's Secret Treasures

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9 days from

£1495

Albania - North to South

Mountains and Beaches

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14 days from

£2095

Remote Highlands

12 Day: Guided Off Road

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12 days from

£2149

Far North

9 Day: Guided: Road/Touring

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9 days from

£1675

Far North - Self Guided

9 Day: Self-Guided: Road/ Touring

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9 days from

£1349

Cairngorms & Speyside - Self-Guided

7 Day: Self-Guided : Road/Touring

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7 days from

£995

Loch Ness & The Great Glen Way - Self-Guided

5 Day: Self-Guided: Off Road Tour

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5 days from

£695

Whisky and Castles - Self-Guided

11 Day: Self-Guided: Road/Touring

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11 days from

£1575

Customised Tour

Bespoke tours of Scotland tailored especially for you

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Why not join one of our tours on a e-bike?

E-biking is electrically assisted biking, either road cycling or mountain biking and it is fantastic!  One of the main advantages of electric bikes is that they open up cycling to many people who might otherwise be reluctant to get on a bike, with the small electric motor making even relatively steep climbs easy to overcome. Rides that seem beyond reach on a normal bike are suddenly no problem on an e-bike. 

We have e-bike hire in the following countries: North Argentina, Chile/Argentina, Albania, Colombia, Scotland, South Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. 

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Colombia

Colombia is the perfect destination for an adventure cycling holiday. The Colombian passion for cycling is on par with the nation’s love of football, making it an ideal place for the intrepid cyclist. And now that Colombia is opening up as a travel destination, you have the chance to explore this hidden South American gem on a cycling tour.

The redspokes Colombia cycling holiday is the perfect way to explore this stunning country. Starting in Medellin, we'll take you on a challenging cycle ride through the Andean mountains to reach the vibrant high altitude capital, Bogota. Along the way, we'll cycle through an amazing variety of landscapes, sights, and cultures, including the lush verdant hillsides of the coffee district.

Our tour includes acclimatization days in Medellin, where you can experience the famous Sunday Ciclovia, before heading North West to Santa Fe de Antioquia, a colonial former gold mining town. From there, we'll ride South West to La Pintada and Salamina, cycling along mountain ridges and through spectacular coffee regions. We'll visit rural towns in the Caldas region, home of the Paisas people and one of the main coffee-growing areas, with views of curving mountains and thick forestation.

The ultimate challenge of the trip is cycling the Altro de Letras up to Padua, the world’s longest uphill cycle with a high point of 3,679m. We'll then ride on through small mountain top historic towns towards Bogotá, where we'll explore the city's rich history and culture. With a history of European colonialism and a troubled era of political struggles and drug wars, modern Colombia has moved on from the past, striving for a new future and now welcomes visitors.

Colombia claims to be 'one of the happiest places on the planet,' and with cycling not just a pastime but a national sport, it's no wonder why. So why not embark on this incredible cycling tour and discover why Colombia is one of South America's most beautiful and least-visited countries?

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Cambodia

Bicycle is the main means of transport to many in Cambodia, so the redspokes cycling holiday is the perfect way to experience the country's rich culture and varied way of life.

Our Cambodia bicycle holiday offers a broad insight into this exotic, mystical and hugely diverse country. The tour begins in capital city, Phnom Penh where you will have your first encounter with Khmer culture and enjoy touches of the French colonial past. You have time to explore some of the city's splendid historic buildings and markets. Visit the sumptuous Silver Pagoda with 5000 silver floor tiles, or the Throne Hall in the Royal Complex and the ancient Wat Phnom temple. The city's Psar Tuol Tom Pong (Russian Market) and the art-deco Psar Thmei (Central Market) offer opportunities to practise your bartering skills.  During the tour we will also witness traces of the more recent turmoil of the killing fields with time to visit the S21 museum.

In the south you will have time to enjoy the coast and sandy beaches. We travel towards Kep, cycling through salt and pepper country and take a break from our bicycles for a boat trip to Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), a lush tropical island with stunning white sand in the Gulf of Thailand.

Back on the bikes, our Cambodia cycling tour continues as we cycle to the undiscovered north east. Beginning with a stunning bike ride along the banks of the Mekong River. Prepare to be over-awed by the religious splendour of the temples at Angkor as you witness an unforgettable sunrise.  We explore the countryside around Siem Reap before our cycling ends. Cambodia has been described as a beguiling country of great contradictions. The redspokes cycle holiday combines history, tourism, and a view of the true Khmer lifestyle. 

The itinerary consists of approximately 653 km of cycling. Unusually for redspokes, the terrain in general is not hilly but the bike riding is varied. Many of Cambodia's roads are now well surfaced but in the more remote areas we will encounter rougher conditions and cycle on dirt tracks.

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Chile & Argentina

redspokes Patagonian Lake District cycling holiday is a journey through one of the most magnificent landscapes in the world.  This spectacular area, featuring both strong European influences and indigenous cultures, spans 300 km from north to south and overlaps the dramatic Andean Mountain range between Chile and Argentina.

The ever-changing scenery has been shaped by millions of years of volcanic activity. Smouldering peaks dominate the skyline alongside snow-capped mountains and towering granite summits along our cycling route.  The lower slopes of the Andes are blanketed with ancient rainforest and lush vegetation. Deep valleys are filled with icy fjords, emerald lakes and tumbling waterfalls in a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. What better vantage point could there be than the saddle of a bicycle?

From Puerto Varas we cycle along the shores of the Llanquihue Lake with views of Osorno, Puntiagudo, Tronador and Calbuco Volcanoes. Crossing the border into Argentina, our holiday continues as we mountain bike on to Bariloche, the adventure capital of the Patagonian Lake District, for a rest day with the option of tackling the famous circular cycle route. From here we embark on the stunning Seven Lakes Route (one of the most scenic in Argentina) to San Martin de los Andes with its breath-taking lakeside setting.  Crossing back into Chile riding along the Huahum path, we cycle through the Villarrica national park to Pucón, the main adventure tourism hub of the Chilean Lake District, with Volcán Villarrica as a simmering backdrop. Our holiday ends at Parque Conguillio.  Chile’s first geo park is home to underground lakes, deep water lagoons and South America’s most active volcano: Llaima. Encompassing some of the most awe-inspiring panoramas in South America, redspokes Chile Argentina cycling holiday offers an array of contrasts and will leave you with lasting memories.

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North Argentina

redspokes' Northern Argentina cycling holiday takes in rainforest, dramatic ravines, the Andean puna and dazzling white salt flats, set against cobalt blue skies. Indigenous cultures, colonial influences and thriving wine production make this a wonderful area to explore by bicycle, rich in geographical, historical and contemporary charms.  

Our North Argentina adventure cycling holiday begins in Salta ‘la Linda’; a beautiful colonial city with outstanding architecture and dramatic landscapes. We cycle from Salta to Cafayate riding along the Calchaquíes valleys, and biking through Quebrada de las Conchas, a dramatic sandstone gorge that dates from the Cretaceous Period. Cafayate is the second best-known wine region in Argentina after Mendoza, with a fast-growing reputation. The colonial town of Cafayate is in an idyllic location surrounded by vineyards. Our North Argentina cycling holiday continues as we ride along Argentina’s longest road, Ruta 40, cycling southwards to the Sacred City of The Quilmes, discovering ancient indigenous culture and enjoying the unique vistas of Arrows Ravine with 20m rock walls that flank the winding road. Our cycling route brings us to picturesque Cachi characterised by adobe clay houses and cobblestone streets. The town also boasts the highest bodega in the world, at an altitude just short of 2,500 m.  Looping back to cycle through Los Cardones National Park we ride the Piedra de Molino pass before we have a cycle downhill zig zagging road along the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop Hill); a twisting descent through sculpted rocks. We will hopefully see one or more wild condors and are guaranteed to enjoy the vistas of the Enchanted Valley beneath us.  We enjoy a rest day back in Salta. Next on our cycling journey we ride north to the wondrous Quebrada de Humahuaca world heritage ravine that runs towards Bolivia exploring local indigenous areas and visit the amazing Cerro Siete Colores (Seven Colours Hill). Cycling from the arid yet colourful mountains we ride to rainforest and transfer on to the high-altitude salt flats the Salinas Grandes. We cycle through a seemingly infinite sea of salt framed by a strikingly contrasting blue sky before riding the Lipan Steep descending along multiple switchbacks with dramatic views dropping from 4200m to 2200m over 30km to reach Purmamarca. Next on our North Argentina cycling adventure we ride to the Yala National reserve area. Lagoons which are habitat to many species of bird and other wildlife the cycle to Termas de Reyes hot springs. Indigenous chiefs travelled here to bathe in the mineral rich waters of the They are known as 'Springs of Kings' which were believed to have magical properties.   Our cycling holiday ends in San Salvador de Jujuy.  

redspokes Northern Argentina tour is rich in Andean culture, clement weather and challenging cycling.

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Vietnam N.E

redspokes North East Vietnam cycling holiday offers challenging riding through a stunning unexplored area. From Vietnam's buzzing capital, Hanoi, we journey to the remote undiscovered Hà Giang region. Beginning in Lao Cai, the border city to China we cycle through a topography of hilly hairpin bends, slopes, ridges, valleys and limestone karsts; the outstanding natural beauty will take your breath away.

Hà Giang is a mountainous region and one of the poorest provinces of Vietnam with a largely agricultural economy. Much of the terrain is too precipitous to farm and covered by forest with dense undergrowth and tumbling streams, waterfalls and pools.

Ethnic Vietnamese, H'MôngTàyDaoMánNùngGiấyLô Lô and Thổ communities populate the area and continue a vibrant, traditional tribal culture.The majority still practice ancestor and spirit worship. Travel around the province can be difficult so we will encounter little in the way of traffic on our cycling adventure.

We visit Bac Ha the largest town in Lao Cai Province and cycle some of the regions remotest border areas up to Hoang Su Phi, the 'Heaven Gate' pass. We enjoy a rest day in Ha Giang market town where dramatic limestone out karsts soar above the town. We continue over the rocky Dong Van plateau, a registered UNESCO Global Geopark, to Meo Vac. Our route here along the Ma Pi Leng Pass is a winding, undulating road that clings precariously to the mountain with dramatic views of the Nho Que River below and theatrical natural acoustics.  Most of the tribes living here have preserved their traditional way of life from outside influence as travelling to Meo Vac was, until recently, almost impossible. Our cycling ends with a tough day through picturesque valley to Nguyen Binh, a beautiful and dramatic end to our journey. We will transfer from here back to Hanoi.


HA LONG BAY - EXTENSION 

If you're keen to extend your adventure in Vietnam, we're thrilled to present an appealing option for a trip extension to the enchanting Ha Long Bay.

After two weeks of thrilling cycling, a visit to Ha Long Bay offers a serene and unforgettable way to conclude your redspokes Vietnam cycling holiday. Often referred to as the 'eighth wonder of the world' and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay, meaning 'Descending Dragon Bay,' is a place of extraordinary natural beauty and ecological significance. The bay boasts a breathtaking seascape adorned with innumerable limestone karsts and islets, crowned with lush rainforests, emerging from emerald-green waters. The formation of these karsts has unfolded over 20 million years of tropical climate, and research has revealed evidence of prehistoric human presence tens of thousands of years ago. Most of these islands remain uninhabited, offering a haven for a diverse range of flora and fauna.

You can enjoy your stay aboard a wooden junk, designed after traditional Vietnamese court sailing boats, as you embark on a leisurely cruise through the bay. This allows you ample time for kayaking, swimming, and exploring the captivating surroundings.

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South Thailand

redspokes' Southern Thailand cycling holiday from Bangkok to Phuket is the perfect balance of activity and relaxation. Our tour begins in Bangkok with a fascinating city tour by bike. Following quiet streets, we gain an insight into the life and history of the vibrant Thai capital.

We transfer to Sam Roi Yot where our coastal cycling trip begins. Our route follows quiet, well surfaced roads and tracks as we ride to unspoiled beaches and cycle through fishing village communities. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, sunbathe and enjoy fine Thai cuisine along the way. We cycle through rubber plantations, coconut groves and jungle enjoying picturesque scenery not least of all, spectacular views of the Kho Sok national park. There is little to disturb the tranquillity of our journey.

Having cycled along the Gulf of Thailand we take a boat trip from the mainland sailing off through karst cliffs to Koh Noi Island, passing in and out of small harbours. Despite its proximity to one of Thailand's premier tourist attractions Koh Yao Noi remains beautiful and unspoiled.

Our island hop continues to the popular destination of Phuket with its famous white sandy beaches along the waters of the Andaman Sea. After cycling across the island, we can celebrate the end of our South Thailand ride with a dip in the sea and sunset drinks. 

Incorporating popular Thai destinations and unspoiled landscapes, the redspokes South Thailand cycling holiday combines the pleasures of a sunny getaway with scenic cycling. Almost the entire route will be on quiet back roads and tracks avoiding the busy Thai highways. 

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Sri Lanka - Classic

Sri Lanka is a fantastic cycling destination, with well-surfaced roads and diverse, beautiful natural surroundings. From ancient religious and cultural sites to rain forests, national parks, mountains, wildlife and stunning coastline, there is so much to enjoy and no better way to explore than by bicycle. For centuries adventurers and traders have been drawn to this jewel in the Indian Ocean. The island has been inspiration to many adventurers from Marco Polo to Paul Theroux, renowned for a rich variety of terrain and wildlife within a small land space. Species native to the island include monkeys, crocodiles, elephants, leopards and exotic peacocks. Moving forwards from a 30-year civil war which ended in 2009, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular cycling holiday destination.

The redspokes Sri Lanka Classic cycling holiday begins in west coast Negombo with beaches and sea views. Setting off with a coastal ride we visit markets and fishing communities. We travel cycling towards Kurunegala along a picturesque route passing coconut plantations, toddy tappers and paddy fields on fairly flat wide roads first tarmac and then red dirt track. Reaching ancient capital city Kurunegala, surrounded by imposing mythological 'animal rocks' we continue on to the extraordinary Sigiriya fortress with its series of moats, ramparts and water gardens. Our Sri Lanka cycling adventure continues as we ride on to explore the cultural triangle; the ‘King's Land’ of the ancient Sinhalese, discovering medieval ruins and sacred temples. We enjoy a rest day in beautiful hill station Kandy, the last Sri Lankan stronghold in the 19th century to resist colonial invaders. Set in rainforest with an iconic sacred temple and botanical gardens there is plenty here to see and enjoy.  Our Sri Lanka Classic cycling holiday continues as we cycle into the highlands through cloud forest and hill stations arriving at Udawalawe National Park.

We ride on to reach the southern tip of Sri Lanka, arriving at Mirissa, a coastal resort and fishing port with idyllic palm fringed beach. We ride on to historic Galle; a 16th Century fortified city where our cycling ends. From Galle you will be transferred back to Negombo where our Sri Lanka Classic cycling holiday concludes.

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Albania - Classic

Albania offers exciting and relatively unchartered cycle routes and temperate weather conditions with a Mediterranean climate in the lowlands second only to Spain in annual sunshine quotas. Whilst cycling through unparalleled natural panoramas you'll enjoy traditional Albanian hospitality, wonderful cuisine, a colourful blend of eastern and western influences and have opportunities to discover the country's rich history and culture. Albania is fast growing in popularity as a cycling holiday destination. Take the opportunity to visit now.

redspokes 9 Day Classic Albania holiday begins in vibrant capital city Tirana. We transfer to Lake Ohrid and begin biking from Pogradec heading southwards to Korçë. Korçë has Illyrian and Ottoman historical roots and close to the Greek border, this is Albania's cultural capital, with a traditional bazaar and a museum of medieval art. We ride up into the Gramoz Mountains, with a view of snow-capped peaks in the distance, cycling over the Bramash pass then head down into the valley beyond to reach our remote and beautiful accommodation for the night in verdant forested surroundings. Cycling on we stop at the hot springs in Benje and reach majestic world heritage town Gjirokaster.  Built by wealthy landowners, Gjirokaster is a beautifully preserved Ottoman town with steep cobbled streets and a 4th Century Castle and is the birthplace of Albania's former communist leader: Enver Hoxha.

Crossing countryside and more mountains to the Ionian coastline we then follow the Albanian Riviera in a northward direction enjoying stunning sea views and white sandy beaches. Our cycling holiday ends in the small coastal town Orikum. We will transfer back to Tirana for your journey home.

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Albania - North to South

With 70% of the country adorned by majestic mountains, cyclists will traverse spectacular landscapes unfolding like a hidden masterpiece. Along the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, pristine coastlines beckon, offering an untouched sanctuary for an unforgettable cycling experience. Albania's wealth of national parks and numerous World Heritage Sites adds cultural depth, ensuring a journey seamlessly blending breathtaking scenery with historical richness.

Albania offers exciting and relatively uncharted cycle routes with temperate weather conditions, boasting a Mediterranean climate in the lowlands that rivals Spain's annual sunshine quotas. While cycling through unparalleled natural panoramas, immerse yourself in traditional Albanian hospitality, relish wonderful cuisine, experience a colorful blend of eastern and western influences, and seize opportunities to discover the country's rich history and culture. The popularity of Albania as a cycling destination is rapidly growing, making it the perfect time to visit.

Redspokes' fourteen-day Albania cycling holiday commences in the vibrant capital city of Tirana. Heading north, participants embark on a dramatic boat trip on Komani Lake and begin cycling a beautiful mountainous route to Peshkopi, tracing the ancient Roman trade route, the Via Publica. Riding through gorges and past cascading waterfalls, the North to South cycling tour includes a visit to the Macedonian UNESCO World Heritage town of Ohrid, known as the "City of Lights." The journey continues around the lake towards Pogradec and back into the Albanian mountains, heading southward to Korçë. Korçë, with Illyrian and Ottoman historical roots, stands near the Greek border and serves as Albania's cultural capital, featuring a traditional bazaar and a museum of medieval art.

Cycling up into the Gramoz Mountains, with snow-capped peaks in the distance, participants traverse the Bramash pass and descend into a picturesque valley for a night in remote and beautiful accommodations amidst verdant forested surroundings. Continuing the journey, the tour stops at the hot springs in Benje before reaching the majestic world heritage town of Gjirokaster. Built by wealthy landowners, Gjirokaster is a beautifully preserved Ottoman town with steep cobbled streets, a 4th-century castle, and holds significance as the birthplace of Albania's former communist leader, Enver Hoxha.

Crossing countryside and more mountains to the Ionian coastline, cyclists follow the Albanian Riviera northward, savoring stunning sea views and white sandy beaches. The cycling holiday concludes in the small coastal town of Orikum, with a transfer back to Tirana for your journey home.

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Remote Highlands

Embark on an extraordinary off-road cycling adventure with our latest offering for 2024 – a captivating journey from Inverness to John O'Groats. This meticulously crafted tour invites cycling enthusiasts to traverse the scenic landscapes of Scotland, revealing hidden gems along paths and quiet roads, where solitude and breathtaking vistas become your constant companions.

Setting out from the historic Highland capital, Inverness, riders will follow the iconic Great Glen Way, a route that seamlessly blends natural beauty with the thrill of off-road exploration. The emphasis on paths and quiet roads ensures an intimate connection with the environment, with days unfolding where the only company is the whispering wind and the occasional bird's song.

As the tour progresses through Invermoriston, Struy, and Contin, cyclists will encounter a minimal amount of singletrack, carefully curated to provide an immersive experience without requiring technical expertise. The journey weaves through Alness, offering a well-deserved rest day amidst the town's charm. For those seeking an extra layer of indulgence, an optional visit to the renowned Glenmorangie Distillery is on the agenda – a chance to explore the world of Scotch whisky craftsmanship.

Continuing the odyssey, the route unfolds through Rosehall, Altnaharra, and Forsinain, introducing riders to landscapes where encounters with other travelers are a rarity. This carefully selected path ensures an unhurried exploration of Scotland's less-explored corners, allowing cyclists to savor the freedom of the open road and the tranquility of untouched nature.

The culmination of this extraordinary journey awaits at the iconic John O'Groats, where the northernmost tip of mainland Britain greets intrepid cyclists. The absence of technical challenges ensures accessibility for riders of various skill levels, making this tour an ideal adventure for those seeking a blend of off-road excitement and serene landscapes.

In 2024, our Inverness to John O'Groats off-road cycling tour is an invitation to discover Scotland's soul-stirring beauty, where each pedal stroke carries you further into the heart of the untamed wilderness. Join us on this unparalleled adventure, where the road less traveled becomes the canvas for an unforgettable cycling experience.

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Far North

The far north of Scotland is one of the last great scenic cycling secrets in Europe; a vast wilderness of extraordinary mountains set in ancient rock and moorland. On our tour you will enjoy biking on quiet narrow roads that wind through beautiful heather clad hills, high sea cliffs and waterfalls.

Our tour sets off from Inverness with a ride across the Black Isle to Cromarty, a beautiful 18th Century fishing town. Poised on the edge of the Black Isle, at the mouth of Cromarty Firth it is the best-preserved historic town in the Highlands. Here we catch the Kings Ferry, one of the world’s smallest car ferries to the small village of Nigg. Here we’ll find the Old Parish Church which is home to one of the finest surviving Pictish Cross-Slabs, carved with Pictish symbols and early Christian imagery.

We continue past Glenmorangie distillery riding to the Edwardian seaside resort Dornoch and follow the shores of Loch Fleet cycling through the national nature reserve to Rosehall.

We’ll enjoy rugged scenery on our ride towards the west coast fishing village of Lochinver, through a landscape which becomes more spectacular with every turn of your wheel. We pass picturesque lochs and rivers teeming with fish, surrounded by the rugged grandeur of mountains rising from glens gouged during the last ice-age.

Our tour will cross hilly terrain and loch side to reach Ullapool, cycling the Achiltibuie loop. After a rest day in Ullapool, a picturesque white fishing town, we’re refreshed and ready to cycle to Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve. This is a beautiful, forested area where the River Droma rushes along a series of tumbling waterfalls and where Inverewe Garden is located, a unique Atlantic Coast botanical garden.

There are red squirrels, red deer, otters, golden eagles and sea eagles in the area. Reaching the shores of Loch Maree, we cycle a final undulating stretch and finish at Achnasheen where there is a short transfer back to Inverness.

Beaches, mountain passes, green valleys, lochs and fast flowing rivers. Scotland has them all and what better way to see them than from the saddle of a bicycle?

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Far North - Self Guided

The far north of Scotland is one of the last great scenic cycling secrets in Europe; a vast wilderness of extraordinary mountains set in ancient rock and moorland. On your self-guided tour you will enjoy biking on quiet narrow roads that wind through beautiful heather clad hills, high sea cliffs and waterfalls.

Your tour sets off from Inverness with a ride across the Black Isle to Cromarty, a beautiful 18th Century fishing town. Poised on the edge of the Black Isle, at the mouth of Cromarty Firth it is the best-preserved historic town in the Highlands. Here we catch the Kings Ferry, one of the world’s smallest car ferries to the small village of Nigg. Here we’ll find the Old Parish Church which is home to one of the finest surviving Pictish Cross-Slabs, carved with Pictish symbols and early Christian imagery.

You continue past Glenmorangie distillery riding to the Edwardian seaside resort Dornoch and follow the shores of Loch Fleet cycling through the national nature reserve to Rosehall.

You'll enjoy rugged scenery on our ride towards the west coast fishing village of Lochinver, through a landscape which becomes more spectacular with every turn of your wheel. We pass picturesque lochs and rivers teeming with fish, surrounded by the rugged grandeur of mountains rising from glens gouged during the last ice-age.

Your tour will cross hilly terrain and loch side to reach Ullapool, cycling the Achiltibuie loop. After a rest day in Ullapool, a picturesque white fishing town, your refreshed and ready to cycle to Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve. This is a beautiful, forested area where the River Droma rushes along a series of tumbling waterfalls and where Inverewe Garden is located, a unique Atlantic Coast botanical garden.

There are red squirrels, red deer, otters, golden eagles and sea eagles in the area. Reaching the shores of Loch Maree, we cycle a final undulating stretch and finish at Achnasheen where there is a short transfer back to Inverness.

Beaches, mountain passes, green valleys, lochs and fast flowing rivers. Scotland has them all and what better way to see them than from the saddle of a bicycle on a self-guided cycling tour?

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Cairngorms & Speyside - Self-Guided

redspokes' Cairngorms & Speyside self-guided cycling tour is a journey through one of the most scenic and historic parts of Scotland. The Cairngorms is the largest national park in the UK with a hugely diverse landscape – from soaring mountains and dense forests to wild heather moorlands, interspersed with trickling streams and rushing rivers. Speyside boasts more distilleries than anywhere else in the nation. Its fertile farmlands are perfect for growing barley, which produce exceptional malt whisky when combined with soft spring water from the surrounding mountains. A wee dram is highly recommended after a day in the saddle.

Your Scottish cycling holiday begins in Inverness, the beautiful capital of the Highlands. Leaving the city, the first stage of the ride is packed with history, culture and stunning scenery. You cycle on quiet back roads past the famous battlefield at Culloden and the Bronze Age cemetery at Clava Cairns en-route to Grantown-on-Spey. Located at the northern edge of Cairngorms National Park, this picturesque town overlooks the River Spey which is central to the country’s salmon and whisky industries.

The ride continues along the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, taking in Ballindalloch Castle, and Glenlivet and Glenfiddich distilleries along the way. Heading north from the world's malt whisky capital of Dufftown, you arrive at Spey Bay. This river estuary is one of the best places in the UK to watch dolphins and home to the Scottish National Dolphin Centre.

Other highlights of your cycling tour in Speyside include the town of Elgin – where you may want to climb the majestic cathedral for panoramic views – and visit Forres which lies on the south coast of the Moray Firth. The final day of cycling back to Inverness takes you past castles – including the imposing Cawdor Castle immortalised by Shakespeare in Macbeth – coastal towns and championship golf courses. 

Ancient woodlands, whisky distilleries, historic landmarks and scenic backroads all come together in redspokes’ Cairngorms and Speyside self-guided cycling tour. We look forward to welcoming you on this spectacular adventure through one of the driest and sunniest parts of Scotland.

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Loch Ness & The Great Glen Way - Self-Guided

redspokes Loch Ness & Great Glen Way self-guided cycling holiday begins in Inverness, capital of the Highlands. The city is also the starting point of the Great Glen Way and gateway to the world-renowned Loch Ness.

The Great Glen Way follows the major natural fault line which divides Scotland from coast to coast. It stretches for 73 miles (117km) across the length of the country’s longest glen all the way to Fort William. Your circular cycling adventure sets off from Inverness Castle which is the start of this famous long-distance path.

Leaving the city, you climb to the forested area around the village of Abriachan before descending to the banks of legendary Loch Ness. Known for its mythical monster, Nessie, this iconic loch is the setting for your cycling holiday in Scotland. Over the next 3 days, you’ll experience the highlights of Loch Ness at your own pace. Our carefully-planned cycle route is a balance of well-known landmarks and remote riding through dramatic Highland scenery.

On the western shores of Loch Ness, marvel at Urquhart Castle which remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state. Then cycle through Drumnadrochit, home to the Loch Ness Monster exhibition, and continue riding along the Great Glen Way to the quaint village of Invermoriston with its gently tumbling waterfalls.

At the southwest end of the loch lies Fort Augustus, a popular tourist destination on the impressive Caledonian Canal. There are spectacular views from the waterside along the 23- mile (37km) length of Loch Ness. The Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre gives a fascinating insight into the history of the canal.

The remainder of your self-guided Loch Ness tour is along its eastern shores. One of the highlights of the next section is ascending the rocky summit of Glendoe – the views across Loch Ness and nearby Loch Mhòr are breathtaking. The Falls of Foyers are also worth a visit on the journey back to Inverness. The impressive waterfall drops 165ft (50m) into a gorge that winds its way through the trees until it spills out into Loch Ness. 

Highland villages, ancient woodland trails and spectacular waterside biking come together in redspokes’ Great Glen Way & Loch Ness self-guided cycling tour. This is an unparalleled adventure through some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery.

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Whisky and Castles - Self-Guided

Embracing two of Scotland’s most iconic characteristics, redspokes & Whisky & Castles cycling holiday is a journey through Moray Speyside and Aberdeenshire. In Speyside, you’ll find the nation's greatest concentration of malt whisky producers and more than half the distilleries in Scotland. In Aberdeenshire, there are more castles and fortifications per hectare than anywhere else in the UK. You’ll enjoy cycling on well-surfaced, quiet roads while taking in the rich history and culture of this stunning region. At the end of a day in the saddle, a few wee drams will warm the cockles.

Your self-guided cycling holiday begins in Inverness, capital of the Highlands. You set off on a warm-up ride to legendary Loch Ness, making a stop in Dores for sweeping views of the loch before looping back to Inverness. The next stage of your adventure is cycling across Moray to picturesque Grantown-on -Spey, located on the edge of Cairngorms National Park. Grantown is set in ancient woodlands that provide a unique habitat for local wildlife. The River Spey is Scotland’s fastest-flowing river and central to the nation’s salmon fishing and whisky production. You continue your Scottish cycle tour by exploring the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, stopping off for castle visits and distillery tours along the way. You encounter some dramatic climbs, including following the scenic Snow Roads to the Lecht Pass at 2090ft (645m) and descending into swooping valleys through some of the most spectacular stretches of road in Scotland. 

After a rest day in Ballater, you ride towards the picturesque coastal town of Banff, where on a fine day, a myriad of white horses break the clear blue waters of the North Sea. You follow the Moray coast, cycling through an area well known for sightings of dolphins. Then, it’s onto the magnificent medieval ruins of Elgin Cathedral, the battlefield at Culloden and the Bronze Age cemetery at Clava Cairns before cycling back to Inverness where redspokes’ Whisky & Castles self-guided cycling holiday ends.

There’s no better way to experience the great Scottish outdoors than by bike and this tour has it all – historic castles, whisky distilleries, mountain passes and coastal views.

 

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