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The Highlands coast to coast
Tour Location
Country:
United Kingdom
From:
Inverness
To:
Oban
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Maps or GPS
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Easy-Moderate
Terrain:
Quiet Roads, Cycle Paths/Trails
Bike Options:
Electric Bike, Bike included
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
£1590
Tour Distance & Dates
Departure:
Fridays (Luxury tour starts daily except Tuesdays)
Tour Operator:
The Carter Company
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The Highlands coast to coast

8 Days Easy-Moderate

The Highlands of Scotland are known for their stunning scenery and sparse population and conjure a romantic image which doesn't disappoint on closer inspection. From the sandy shores of the Moray Firth east of Inverness to the dramatic and rocky west coast, south of Fort William, this tour includes a wondrous variety of scenery from historic highland towns to tiny fishing hamlets, mountain ranges to deserted lochs and gorgeous off shore islands and stretches of countryside in between.

Remarkably, this isn't a tough ride with just one day of riding uphill and the remainder with few hills. Yet Ben Nevis is in close up and you brush awesome Glen Coe. Stop at local favourite the Dorres Inn on Loch Ness and pedal the towpath of the Caledonian Canal as you head through the Great Glen. Immerse yourself in history with a visit to Culloden battlefield, the site of the last full-scale battle to take place on British soil. Learn about the local legends at the castles of Cawdor and Brodie, stuffed to the turrets with antique furniture, paintings and ceramics. Ride through pine forests, past sweeping sandy beaches, across estuarine bridges and down a disused railway line hugging the seashore and virtually touching the western isles. Sample a 'wee dram' of local whisky at a traditional Scottish distillery en route and explore a pioneering eco-village at Findhorn. Ferry hop from Fort William and ride the length of the island of Lismore on the last day of your tour enroute to Oban. It's all part of the romance of the Highland coast!
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: If available
Inclusions
7 nights en-suite accommodation
Friendly local hosts
Cooked breakfast
Luggage transfers
Hybrid bikes and accessories
Adventure handbook
Route directions and maps
Emergency call out service
Transfer from Inverness to Nairn at the start. Short transfer on day 6.
Exclusions
Airfares, travel to and from the trip start and finish points unless specified, entrances to attractions unless specified, boat fares unless specified, lunches and dinners unless specified, alcoholic beverages, mini bars and meals pre and post the trip.
Options
Luxury tour £3,380
Knowledgeable, local guide
Ferry hop from Oban to the many more islands off the west coast at the end of the trip; we recommend stays on Iona or Mull
An additional day in Glencoe to experience romantic Glen Coe either on foot or with a driver guide
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