Mountain Bike Tour Torridon & Skye, 7 Days, Mountain Biking, Scotland
Combine Skye with the Outer Hebrides & Torridon & you have an epic week of mountain biking in one of the most spectacular & unspoilt regions of Europe.
Mountain Bike Tour Torridon & Skye
Combine Skye with the Outer Hebrides and Torridon and you have an epic week of mountain biking in one of the most spectacular and unspoilt regions of Europe.
During this 7 day Mountain Bike Tour Torridon, the Outer Hebrides and Skye holiday, you will ride some of the best and most dramatic singletrack trails on the British Isles.
This exciting itinerary, revised for 2015, includes a visit to the challenging mountain landscape of Torridon. This adventure trip offers six days of amazing riding featuring the best two routes in each location. Starting with a day ride on Skye, followed by the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, we will tackle classic wilderness day rides through some of the most unspoiled mountain and sea landscapes in Europe.
Meet Your Guide
Place to Play – The Cairngorms, its one of the planets special places and a fabulous if fragile arctic back garden which I feel privileged to have on my doorstep. From summer running to winter battles or very occasional pristine powder days its just THE place for me.
Not a lot of people know this – My Border Collie Muk can find Haglofs jackets buried in snow faster than a trained person can using an avalanche transceiver.
Mini Bio – I’m lucky to have spent most of my working life in the mountains and rivers of Scotland and my passion for the place grows year on year. I have also travelled and worked in many other special places from Scandinavia to South America and wherever I am wild places the sense of a great day had continues to inspire me. Sharing great days out either to special places, hidden gems, or just enjoying traveling on skis bikes or boats is definitely my lifetime addiction and I’m not seeking a cure!
Adventurer’s Stories about Neil
- 6 nights accommodation in locally-owned guest house and small hotel
- Meals stated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- All transport throughout the trip, starting and finishing in Inverness
- The services of a qualified and experienced mountain bike guide throughout your trip
- All group safety and bike maintenance equipment.
We start our trip on the Hebridean island of Harris, where we are based in a comfortable hotel in Tarbert, the main village and port on the island. The Isle of Harris is probably most notable for its massive expanses of sandy beaches and our family owned and run accommodation here is situated at the pinch point between The Minch and the Atlantic.
After our transfer to the Isle of Skye we’re greeted by one of the oldest hotels on Skye. Overlooking the Sound of Sleat towards Knoydart, our accommodation here is comfortable and renowned for it’s locally caught seafood.
While we explore Torridon we’ll be based at a fabulous, award-winning Highland inn – now established as a seafood institution on Scotland’s west coast! It’s a fantastic location with great food, live music and comfy beds.
Special dietary requirements are of course willingly catered for.
Single Room Supplement
We do not charge single person supplements to people booking on their own. However you will be expected to share a room with another person of the same sex. It may be possible to book a single room, provided one is available. Please request this at the time of booking and we will let you know if one is available. For this trip, a supplement of £400 is charged if a single room is requir
Activity Level: Tough
Our Tough mountain biking trips are designed for regular mountain bikers with a good level of fitness and technical riding skills. You may need to include some pre-trip preparation to build your stamina to cope with being in the saddle for consecutive days. You can expect around 6-8 hours of riding each day through a wide variety of terrain. Distances covered will typically be in the range of 50km-70km each day and you can expect to be some wild mountain environments where weather is a factor.
Trail conditions will vary from easy fire road trails to rocky land rover tracks and technical singletrack. The singletrack will often be technical. The hardest trips in this grade will challenge even the most skilled rider with rock gardens, drop offs and steep rooty ascents and descents.
Before joining this trip, the questions you should be asking yourself are:
Are you happy being on your bike for between 6-8 hours each day for up to 6 days in a row?
Do you ride your mountain bike most weekends during the summer and do the occasional longer trip?
Are you happy riding all red and easier black trails that you will find at most mountain bike centres?