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Scotland - The Remote Highlands
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Tour Overview

North West 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 Remote Highlands cycling holiday you will explore narrow roads that wind through beautiful heather clad hills, high sea cliffs and waterfalls.

The 8 day itinerary begins in Inverness. We cycle to Bonar Bridge crossing the Black Isle peninsula to Dingwall. From here we continue on minor roads and cycle track. We enjoy rugged scenery on our ride towards west coast Achultibuie through a landscape which becomes more spectaular with every locomotion of the wheel. Traditional life continues in the crofting and fishing villages that lie along the shores of the sea lochs. The view over the sea to the Summer Isles is the perfect reward to end your first day's cycling. We then ride north through the rich farmland heading to the coast. You will marvel at the sheer magnificence of the Atlantic scenery. redspokes' Scottish mountin biking adventure continues to the small fishing port of Lochinver. Passing the white sands of Scourie bay we journey through a lunar landscape of lochs and mountains heading for Cape Wrath. Our ride ends when we reach Durness. From here we will transfer to Inverness arriving around 1pm with plenty of time to catch an afternoon flight or train.

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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Key details of our Cycling holiday in Scotland:

Tour Features

  • West coast Achultibuie.
  • Crofting and fishing villages.
  • Dramatic Atlantic Scenery.
  • Cape Wrath.
  • Sea lochs and green glens.
Cycle Holiday Tour Difficulty: 6/10 - Challenging

Ride Difficulty
6/10 - Challenging

Average Daily Distance: 75km / 47 miles

Avg. Daily Distance
75km / 47 miles

Number of Cycle Days: 5

Number of Cycle Days
5 days

Maximum Altitude: 120m / 378ft

Max Altitude
120m / 378ft

Example route for this Scotland cycling holiday

This map is for illustration purposes only and may not show the exact route taken on this Scotland tour.