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    Dan Parker

    Enthusiastic | Passionate | Bikeaholic

    Mini Bio

    Originally from mid-Wales, I spent most of my teenage years exploring the local crags, trails and rivers in search of new adventures. I have lived in the highlands for 6 years now and I love exploring new remote regions of this beautiful country.

    I am lucky enough to call Aviemore home with my young family where I enjoy spending long days on the bike looking for singletrack gold.

    Place to play

    Torridon was one of the first places I visited before moving up to Scotland, and the scenery just blew me away. I think for this reason it has a special place in my heart.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I use to be fluent in Welsh, sadly I don’t get to use it much in Scotland so my vocabulary is rapidly decreasing.

    Adventurer's Stories about Dan

    Dan and Tom were great. They listened to us and matched the rides to our abilities. They were friendly and supportive. They were great company as well. Dan is very knowledgeable about the route and the different stages. I learned a lot about STP from him :-)
    Tom is a great couch on the bike. Gave me great advice for future riding. Thank you guys!

    Fadi Nicolas
    23WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 09/05/2023

    Dan (Bear) was the best!!! We’d hire him again. Great!!!!

    Matthew Myers
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 10/11/2022

    They went above and beyond to secure an e-bike for me on Islay.

    Claire Tinker
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 05/09/2022

    Dan and Sam were great. Lots of fun and very knowledgeable about the landscape around us.

    David Soden
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 29/08/2022

    Competant and friendly guides, who made the trip a great experience.

    Karen Soden
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 28/08/2022

    The garmin's should be strongly recommended. They were offered if we wanted them but they were important as the group did not stay together. If a guide isn't there a garmin should be with the biker.

    Wes Moore
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 25/08/2022

    They were great. Even though they had not worked together previously there was a "team" attitude. They also had very different personalities, backgrounds, and interests, and that added to the breath of the group experience.

    Lisa Kennan-Meyer
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 22/08/2022

    Despite them having not visited the trip destinations before, they got everything right, showed great attention to detail and coped admirably well with a group whose cycling experience / abilities were very wide ranging

    Louise Miskell
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 22/08/2022

    Very impressed with both guides. They went the extra mile to make sure that all the guests were comfortable and catered for. As per other trips, they were fed a curved-ball in terms of guest mix of abilities - but they managed this well. Both Dan and Andy were thoughtful, well-organised, chatty and caring. Can't fault.

    Mike Nash
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 22/08/2022

    Dan was wonderful. He was so patient with me as I still have some cycling fears..wonderful young man.

    Carla Annunziato
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 14/08/2022

    Both guides are attentive, encouraging, helpful and went beyond to keep everyone happy and enjoying the trip

    Penny Macfarlane
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 12/08/2022

    Guides were great just seemed stressed by logistics of the ferries and the need to find alternate transportation

    Bruce Kobal
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 10/08/2022

    They were very eager to meet the needs of each of the guests. They were great at adjusting to unexpected events that arose during the rides. But the logistics of the ferries and the fact that the van did not accommodate everybody seemed to be a stressor
    Overall I would be very happy to be on another trip guided by either Dan or Sam or both. They were knowledgeable and made the trip fun

    Bruce Kobal
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 10/08/2022

    They were very nice and professional and helpfull.

    Tami Arad
    Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
    Reviewed on 24/07/2022

    Really good teaching

    Fiona Dodd
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 09/06/2021

    Dan and Neil were both great guides; calm, friendly, patient and supportive, and clearly had great expertise and teaching skills. They planned ahead and managed unforeseen circumstances effectively.

    Maggie Bartlett
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 07/06/2021

    Book a trip with Dan

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Road Cycling – Highland Coast to Coast
    17th Jun - 23rd Jun 2023
    3 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£2,445Book Now
    Road Cycling – The Five Countries Tour
    13th Aug - 25th Aug 2023
    4 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£4,595Book Now

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    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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