Lochs, lakes, coastal paths and gentle hills are all to be discovered on a self-guided cycle holiday in Scotland, here we will give you some ideas of what to pack for a cycle tour in Scotland.
Our Cycle Tours in Scotland
We have three self-guided cycling tours in Scotland:
Whichever one you choose you will enjoy cycling on quiet country roads and off road trails, by the shores of Loch Ness or the coast, into the hills and forests or crossing ten islands.
After a day of cycling, you will return to your accommodation where you will relax and sample local food and drink and maybe take a walk locally to take in more sights on foot.
What Should I Pack For My Cycle Tour in Scotland?
One thing is for sure, you will take away much more than you will need to bring. The memories of a Scottish cycling tour will last you a lifetime.
Depending on which self-guided cycling tour you choose, bike hire is either included or can be arranged.
Here is a list of suggested items to pack:
The scenery in Scotland is stunning, there is a huge array of culture, castles, distilleries, landscapes and plenty of wildlife, you won’t want to miss any of it.
Sunglasses / Cycling Glasses
No matter what you have heard about the Scottish weather, sunglasses are good eye protection not just from the sunlight but from getting bugs and the wind in your eyes.
Light Waterproof Clothing
As well as keeping you dry in case of the odd bit of rain, waterproofs can also keep the wind off you and can be used to keep you that bit warmer when you stop.
Whether you prefer to cycle in shorts or trousers, a bit of padding won’t go amiss! The more comfortable you are the more you will be able to enjoy the stunning Scottish scenery and enjoy your ride.
Breathable Top and Lightweight Fleece
It’s good to have a couple of changes of tops depending on the day ahead and the weather conditions.
Helmet & Gloves
We strongly recommend wearing a suitable cycling helmet on your tour for safety. Gloves can be fingerless or full fingered gloves but will provide comfort from a day of holding the handlebars.
Basic First Aid Kit
It is useful to have a small kit in your bag, cuts and scrapes can sometimes happen and if you have painkillers and plasters at least you can carry on and enjoy your day.
After a day’s cycling you may want to change into comfortable clothes and enjoy some time sampling the Scottish cuisine and maybe a dram or two!
Your Sense of Adventure
The Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides are famous for scenery, wildlife, local food and for being Scotland’s largest whisky producing regions, your self-guided tour will provide you with many memories and adventures, you will want to come back for sure.
Take a look at our Self-guided Cycling Tours and contact us for more information.