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    Ben Anderson

    Passionate | Geography | Fresh Air

    Mini-bio 

    I’m an enthusiastic and passionate cyclist and hill walker making sure my life and roles keep nature, fitness, family, and the outdoors at the forefront of what drives me. To guide and share the Scottish landscape is a privilege. The landscape provides challenge, excitement and creates memories. Cycling with steep crags hugging you from each side, walking through a remote Glen with big skies like an umbrella over us, listening to cuckoo’s and stags, these are moments we are so fortunate to experience on Scottish trips. It’s marvellous.

    Place to play 

    Exploring the entire highlands in long multi-day trips with all the weather, fun and adventure that these excursions bring. Shorter days and trips spent in the Cairngorms mountain biking or hiking through the forests and glens on trails you couldn’t find anywhere else.

    Not a lot of people know this 

    Whilst working in Canada I’m fairly certain I saw Sasquatch!

    Qualifications Read More

    Summer Mountain Leader
    Mountain Bike Instructor (Level 3)
    Outdoor First Aid
    PGDE Secondary Education
    BSc Geography with Geology

    Experience Read More

    From above the arctic circle to the equator I have been fortunate enough to work and explore the variety of terrains. Beginning to work with outdoor education charities exploring nature and adventure with a variety of young people from all walks of life I realised that sharing outdoor experiences was an important role I enjoyed. Over a decade into my guiding career I have the same desire to learn and share experiences and knowledge of the outdoors and the environments we travel through.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    I want to break this down a little further; toughest physical adventure, riding the Highland Trail 550 in October starting the day after racing the Scottish EnduroMountain Bike series at the body beating Fort William. Furthest afield adventure, multi-day paddling trip in the North West Territories of Canada with 20 hours of daylight and what felt like the whole place to ourselves.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    My specialist traditional topic would be Geography and Geology having studied and then worked for universities using these skills. Additionally, I have ridden two wheels since the age of 3 and continue to be too interested in bicycles, the culture, the adventures and the equipment.

    Adventurer's Stories about Ben

    Ben was particularly amazing. He was personable and made the trip fun, but he was also able to be incredibly caring and responsive when situations became stressful.

    Lisa Litt
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 02/08/2022

    Kate and Ben were the best. They deserve the highest of commendation. I would come back just to be on one of their trips again.

    Donal Menzies
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 19/07/2022

    Ben and Kate were excellent, highly recommend each of them. They worked hard to make the trip special for the guests, were also engaging and fun to be around.

    Michael Knopf
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 19/07/2022

    Really knowledgeable, super friendly, encouraging, instilled a sense of trust in themselves.

    Matt Proom
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 18/07/2022

    NC 500 Cycle trip 19th - 25th May. Ben was the making of our trip! He has a lovely manner and an evident passion for the beautiful Scotish wilderness and for cycling. He was extremely committed to making the trip a great experience, highly attentive to helping us in every way, and he is also really good company.

    Christopher Morrogh
    Self Guided+ Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 06/06/2022

    Ben Anderson was quite simply superb. Nothing was too much trouble, he supported, encouraged and took care of every little detail to ensure we had the best time (despite the rain). Ben is an outstanding guide and soigneur and a delight to have around.

    Justin Hanslip
    Self Guided+ Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 04/06/2022

    You have a really talented guide in Ben Anderson. Look after him.

    John Fuller
    Self Guided+ Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 01/06/2022

    Book a trip with Ben

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Mountain Biking – Coast to Coast
    19th Aug - 25th Aug 2023
    4 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£2,195Book Now

    Make Trip Private

    Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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