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Scotland 500
Best of Scotland

Tour Overview

redspokes Scotland 500 cycling adventure, from Ardrossan to Sutherland, is a spectacular challenge over more than 500 Scottish miles, crossing islands, following the Great Glen and the Caledonia Way to Inverness then across the Black Isle biking rugged terrain to the remote highlands.

The tour begins with a Hebridean Island hop, through outstanding natural surroundings which give inspiration to the whisky islands for their varied flavours and character.  We follow the east coast of the Mull of Kintyre alongside sea lochs to Fort William and up the Great Glen and Caledonian Canal. Enjoy traditional Scottish hospitality whilst taking in outstanding natural beauty, historic castles, ancient Celtic history and the wonders of Scottish engineering working in harmony with nature.

From Inverness we cross the Black Isle to Bonar Bridge, continuing on minor roads and track across craggy countryside. We head to west coast Achultibuie through a landscape which becomes more spectacular with every locomotion of the wheel. 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. Narrow roads wind through beautiful heather clad hills, high sea cliffs and waterfalls and traditional life continues in crofting and fishing villages. You will marvel at the sheer magnificence of the Atlantic scenery. redspokes' Scottish 500 mountain biking adventure continues to the small fishing port of Lochinver. Passing white sands at Scourie bay we find ourselves in a lunar landscape of lochs and mountains heading for Cape Wrath. Our cycling itinerary ends at Lairg. We board the train back to Inverness arriving at around 12.30 with plenty of time to catch an afternoon train or flight to London/Glasgow. 

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Key details of our Cycling holiday in Scotland:

Tour Features

  • Aran and Mull
  • Fort William and Loch Ness
  • West Coast Achultibuie.
  • Crofting and fishing villages.
  • Dramatic Atlantic Scenery.
  • Cape Wrath.
Cycle Holiday Tour Difficulty: 7/10 - Challenging

Ride Difficulty
7/10 - Challenging

Average Daily Distance: 72km / 45 miles

Avg. Daily Distance
72km / 45 miles

Number of Cycle Days: 11

Number of Cycle Days
11 days

Maximum Altitude: 120m / 837ft

Max Altitude
120m / 837ft

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.