Loch Ness 360 - Full guided cycle trip
- Essential Information
- 5 nights accommodation/camping.
- 4 days of riding around the mighty Loch Ness.
- A guaranteed visit to Dores Beach on the banks of Loch Ness.
- Culture trip to Glen Urquhart and Fort Augustus Castles.
- All breakfast meals.
- Experienced guide for each day.
- Full mechanical assistance from a qualified mechanic throughout.
- Entrance fees to any visitor attractions as stipulated.
- Welcome pack.
- Bike Hire
- Refreshed mind, body and soul.
- Transport to/from Inverness.
- Lunchtime/evening meals.
- Personal travel and accident insurance.
- All drinks.
- Incidental expenses.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Support vehicle and driver unless previously agreed and specified.
- Any Adhoc visits to attractions en route.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY
Arrive Inverness and check into your accommodation. We will meet you and go over all the tour documentation and introduce you to a taster of the fantastic riding to come. Our guide will take you to help get fitted for your bike and to make sure everything is fine-tune your machine for the coming days. On your arrival it is advised to rest up, eat well, relax and dream of the days to come.
If not done so already, then you will have a chance to upload all of your GPX files for the coming days. Of course, we will be there to help if you haven’t managed to do this. You are in good hands! Ask your guide for their recommendation of preferred Inverness ‘watering holes’ and local restaurants.
Overnight at Inverness
DAY 2 – Inverness to Drumnadrochit
Distance: 18.39 miles Ascent: 1563ft
We set off on our adventure departing Inverness heading upwards to a local well known MTB feature called The Mast. The scenery on this first leg is stunning and nice way to break your legs in for whats to come. There is plenty of time to stop along the way to admire the scenery and still make lunch stop in Drumnadrochit. The afternoon can be spent exploring the local area where Urquhart Castle remains.
Overnight in Drumnadrochit.
DAY 3 – Drumnadrochit to Fort Augustus
Distance: 20.90 miles Ascent: 3711ft
Today is real leg burner with some stunning climbs and descents from Drumnadrochit towards Invermoriston and again into Fort Augustus. You will come across two decision points where you can either take the undulating low road or go for the high route, which is half a mile shorter. Don’t let that sway your decision as either way you won’t be disappointed; however, the scenery up top is out of this world. Again we will make lunch stop in Fort Augustus where we will spend the afternoon exploring, where we can find the remnants of Fort Augustus castle.
Enjoy evening to yourself for a wee nip or two.
Overnight in Fort Augustus
DAY 4 – Fort Augustus to Foyers
Distance: 14.96miles Ascent: 1965ft
On day three, we change over from the great Glen way to the Southern Loch Ness Trail which takes us up and over Glendoe with a stunning 360 viewpoint at Suidhe. We then drop down towards Foyers where there are two excellent tea rooms, Highland cattle, super friendly deer and the stunning Falls of Foyers. Made famous during the Victorian era, rest up for the last leg of this fantastic trip.
Overnight in Foyers
DAY 5 – Foyers to Inverness
Distance: 23.82 miles Ascent: 2474ft
Our penultimate day takes us home to Inverness. En route we will visit yet another stunning viewpoint of Loch Ness, this time from Faired Haired Lads Pass. After which it is a beautiful drop down to Dores where a well-deserved beverage is called for and perhaps a visit to the beach for a swim (time permitting) before mounting up for the final 10 miles into Inverness, and some well deserved rest and reflection on your stunning trip. Drop off bikes and enjoy your final evening.
Day 6 Departure
Depart Inverness at your own leisure.
More about Scotland
Outside the ancient and beautiful UNESCO World heritage capital city, Edinburgh, and other urban centres like Glasgow, once home to the largest shipping industry in the world but now a lively city of art, culture, great dining and bars, the visitor is entranced by mountains glistening with the silver threads of icy rivers and waterfalls tumbling from highlands to lowlands. Here you’ll find villages with stations where you need to put your hand out to request that a train stops and then suddenly, around the next mountain corner, a landscape peppered with gleaming lochs and expansive vistas.
Scotland has some of the last significant wilderness areas left in Western Europe. Here you can see golden eagles soar above the lochs and mountains of the northern Highlands, watch minke whales off the coast of Mull and spot otters tumbling in the kelp along the shores of the Outer Hebrides.
Scotland is also an adventure playground: you can tramp the sub-arctic tundra plateau of the Cairngorms, sea kayak among the seal-haunted mystic isles of the Outer Hebrides, mountain bike on world-class trails near Scotland’s highest mountain, trek along the valley or mountain trails and balance along tightrope narrow ridges between the peaks of the great Cuillins on Skye or take a speedboat ride into the legendary white water of the Corryvreckan whirlpool.
Scotland is a land with a rich and multilayered history. A place where every corner of the landscape is steeped in the past. A deserted croft on an island shore is a testament to generations past.
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