Cycling Holidays in Scotland
This self-guided cycle trip will take you through the Cairngorm National Park, Speyside, and Moray. This is a breathtaking adventure that will take you through some of the most stunning landscapes in Scotland. As you cycle through the park, you will be greeted by towering peaks, deep valleys, and expansive forests that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty surrounding you. In Speyside, you can visit some of the world-renowned distilleries that produce some of Scotland's finest whiskies. In Moray, you can explore charming fishing villages along the coast, rolling farmlands, and historic castles that dot the landscape. Along the way, you will encounter abundant wildlife, including red deer, golden eagles, and ospreys. This cycle trip will take you through picturesque towns and villages where you can take a break, enjoy delicious local food, and chat with friendly locals. With so much to see and do, a cycle trip through Cairngorm National Park, Speyside, and Moray is an experience you will never forget.
As you explore the islands, you'll discover an array of magical sights and experiences. Walk along deserted beaches that stretch for miles, where the only sounds are the cries of seabirds and the gentle lapping of waves. Discover ancient standing stones and stone circles, mysterious remnants of a long-ago civilization. Hike to the top of windswept hills for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, dotted with lochs and small villages.
The Western Isles are also home to a rich cultural heritage. Visit small museums and art galleries to learn about the islands' history and traditions, or attend a local festival where you can hear traditional music and watch skilled dancers perform intricate steps. Sample fresh seafood caught in the surrounding waters, or try a dram of whisky from one of the local distilleries.
Loch Ness continues to enjoy worldwide recognition even though its most famous resident has been extremely camera-shy in recent years. The north of Scotland is divided from coast to coast by the Great Glen, a geological fault line which has been further eroded by successive ice ages. Loch Ness occupies roughly half of this Great Glen filling a stretch 23 miles / 37km long and nearly 2 miles / 3km wide with up to 750ft / 230m of cold dark water.
The Loch Ness 360 cycle route follows quiet country roads and off-road trails by the shore of Loch Ness and into the hills and forests that rise above it. It is not a technically challenging route, but it is hilly, and baggage transfer will make for a much more enjoyable trip. A mountain bike is essential.