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UK - Scotland - Celtic Crossing - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

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03 to 10 July - An epic adventure that crosses the Scottish Highlands on mixed trails, ranging from tough and gnarly singletrack and drovers trails to fun winding tracks.

Holiday Highlights

  • Challenging trails and epic riding through the Highlands
  • Relaxing at the end of each day whisky in hand
  • Following in the footsteps of Viking settlers
  • Riding mountain passes few bikers ever visit
  • Ascending the Corrieyairack Pass with views down to the Great Glen
  • Arriving tired but truimphant in the historic city of Stirling

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Day Description Distance Ascent Descent Meals
1 Saturday - Arrival into Stirling and transfer to Bettyhill Non Cycling Day      
2 Sunday - Bettyhill to the Crask Inn 47 Miles / 76 Kms Approx. 1050 Metres   B L  
3 Monday - Altnaharra to Invershin 39 Miles / 62 Kms Approx. 670 Metres   B L  
4 Tuesday - Invershin to Beauly 59 Miles / 95 Kms Approx. 1550 Metres 1570 Metres B L  
5 Wednesday - Beauly to Fort Augustus 45 Miles / 73 Kms Approx. 1400 Metres   B L  
6 Thursday - Fort Augustus to Dalwhinnie 33 Miles / 53 Kms Approx. 1280 Metres 970 Metres B L  
7 Friday - Dalwhinnie to Killin 54 Miles / 87 Kms Approx. 1530 Metres 1790 Metres B L  
8 Saturday - Killin to Stirling Castle 40 Miles / 63 Kms Approx. 750 Metres 850 Metres B L  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

This ultimate place-to-place MTB trip is aimed squarely at fit and experienced riders. A mountain bike holiday of the very highest calibre, a truly epic Scottish Highlands journey stretching from the extreme north coast through glens and over mountain passes to arrive in the heart of Scotland at the Wallace monument in Stirling. You need to be comfortable riding difficult terrain in remote areas and spending long days in the saddle. If this sounds like you, this adventure will be a highlight of your mountain biking career!
This trip builds on years of experience guiding mountain bike groups in Scotland, so you can relax and concentrate on enjoying the scenery and biking. Our route stretches over 300 miles in total and uses a wide variety of trails. There will be challenging singletrack winding through the mountains, old drove roads following the valley floors and easy rolling forest tracks. This is wilderness riding at its very best, but wherever possible our support vehicle will be close by to provide snacks and drinks as well as our renowned picnic lunches.
On our first day's riding we work our way up from the coast to get to some proper mountain riding as we skirt the majestic munro Ben Klibreck. For our second day we head south through the forests of Strath Tirry and along Loch Shin to reach Bonar Bridge on the Dornoch Firth.
Once we are in to the swing of things the days and trails come thick and fast. We pedal further into the Highlands around Loch Ness and the Great Glen before tackling the spectacular Corrieyairack Pass. From this high point we drop down to the banks of the River Spey famous for salmon fishing and whisky distilleries.
We use some stunning tracks running around Loch Ericht and Loch Rannoch to get us through to our last overnight stop at Killin where we can celebrate with a dram or two. The last day is a relatively flat gentle spin along Glen Earn to reach the monument to William Wallace just outside Stirling.
The arrival point for the trip is Stirling train station and from there we transfer to your initial accommodation at Bettyhill. We'll ride all the way back to Stirling at the end of the trip where you can clean up before jumping on the train back home or collecting your car.

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Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights B&Bs – twin share basis

Breakfast and lunch provided

7 days biking

Guided and vehicle support

Free transfers to and from Stirling train station

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