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    Neil Wilson

    Adventurous | Fun | Passionate

    Mini Bio

    I have been an outdoor enthusiast for 35 years, starting out rock climbing and mountaineering. I discovered mountain biking 30 years ago and have been on one ever since. I do venture onto road for training and have entered a few triathlons including the Big Ben Tri. I am passionate about leaving no trace and respecting the places I visit and travel through for future generations to enjoy.

    I moved to Aviemore 2 years ago from the central belt of Scotland and often wonder why I didn’t do it years ago. The opportunities for doorstep adventures and micro adventure are endless.

    Play to Play

    Too many to mention but exploring Cairngorms by bike and the single track at Badaguish.

    Not a lot of people know

    I was born in the QEII ….. the name of the hospital in Welwyn Garden City so yes I am English.

    Qualifications Read More

    British Cycling Level 2 coach with DSUs in Mountain Bike and Cyclocross.

    MBLA Trails cycle, mountain bike, expedition, night and winter leader.

    Velotec Silver.

    Experience Read More

    Walking and climbing

    Climbed 90 plus munros but none for a few years. Rock climbed to British grade 6b and ice climbed Grey Mares Tail and several routes on the Ben.

    Biking

    I have been a qualified cycling coach for 10 years and guide for 8 years.

    Mountain biked for 30 years the last 10 years I have been doing a lot of mountain routes and more technical riding on Enduro style trails and down hill tracks. I have been a keen bike packer over the last few years and have run quite a few trips for adults and kids oh and made a film last year The Cairngorms are Calling. I have also road bike for training and have entered triathlons including half iron man distance like the Big Ben Tri. I have also ridden lots of sportives including the Fred Whitton

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Cairngorm loop over 3 days.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Mountain biking and bikes in general.

    Adventurer's Stories about Neil

    Neil was GREAT. Awesome. VERY helpful

    Although. in general, I would prefer no guided

    Osnat Frumerman
    Self Guided+ Cycling - The Caledonia Way
    Reviewed on 15/08/2022

    Neil was amazing! Would love to do another trip with him!

    James Bryce
    22WSTM - Tailor Made Trips
    Reviewed on 16/06/2022

    Top marks for Neil. He was friendly, encouraging and an excellent driver. He sorted out the van issue at the start and the issue re faulty e bike. Was always there for us and worked very hard to make the holiday the great success it was.

    Chris Mackay
    22WSTM - Tailor Made Trips
    Reviewed on 09/06/2022

    As I’ve said. Stewart was superb. Excellent briefings, judged the amount of stops and breaks. Always there when needed. Very observant and attentive.

    Michael Conn
    22WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 15/05/2022

    Just to reiterate. Stuart (sorry forgot last name...) is The Dude. Knowledgable, good advise, and supportive. We really considered him part of our team rather than an external. Couldn't have done this without you my friend :-)

    Eran Kendler
    22WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 15/05/2022

    As above - Stewart was a complete star.

    Daniel Dayan
    22WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 15/05/2022

    Neil Wilson our guide with the factor that made a good holiday in to a great one. He was a relaxed knowledgeable and interesting source of information. Nothing thing was too much trouble .He came up with ideas and was receptive to our thoughts ; he knew when to advise and when to run with our schemes . Knowing that he was never far away when we were out and about was very reassuring and the little considerations in having snacks and drinks and on one occasion a top notch picnic ready was lovely .

    Barbara McConochie
    Self Guided+ Cycling - Skye & the Inner Hebrides
    Reviewed on 25/04/2022

    Neil was exceptional!

    David Williams
    Self Guided+ Cycling - Skye & the Inner Hebrides
    Reviewed on 25/04/2022

    S-g - Neil gave us useful tips and was relaxed about accommodating small requests along the way. Could not have been better

    Katherine McConochie
    Self Guided+ Cycling - Skye & the Inner Hebrides
    Reviewed on 18/04/2022

    Our driver was brilliant and the routes maps were very adequate. We didn't keep to them strictly as we were "self guided" but found them very helpful.

    Mairi Maciver
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 29/06/2021

    Neil Wilson was the perfect guide.

    Mairi Maciver
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 21/06/2021

    Book a trip with Neil

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Road Cycling – Coast to Coast
    22nd Jul - 28th Jul 2023
    7 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£2,395Book Now
    Mountain Biking – The Hebridean Trail
    9th Sep - 15th Sep 2023
    7 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£2,495Book Now

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    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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