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      Scott McCabe

      Eat | Ride | Climb


      Mini Bio

      I have been bike mad for about 10 years now, mainly road cycling but over the last few years, I have also embraced the chunkier tyres and baggier clothes for plenty of fun mountain biking action. I enjoy cycling all over Scotland and also travel to Europe to seek out the smoother tarmac and sunny climbs when I can. I have a passion for all things outdoor and adventure. When I’m not out my bike, I’ll be out climbing or in the hills.  

      I have studied Physiology and Sports Science at University, worked as a landscape gardener, trained as a chef, travelled around on my bike and become a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Bike Guide. Instructing, guiding and introducing people to the outdoors in Scotland is now proudly what I can say I do for a living.

      Place to Play 

      Everywhere and anywhere that there is rolling roads or scenic single-tracks for the bikes or mountains and crags to walk and climb. Having lived in different areas across Scotland there is something special and appealing to all of them but the West Coast and Islands certainly have a bit of everything for my tastes, including the food and the whisky!

      Not a lot of people know this 

      I used to be a keen rugby player and played at a fairly high level until I realised getting broken a few times a week wasn’t the best idea

      Qualifications Read More
      • Mountain Leader
      • Mountain Bike Leader
      • SPA
      Experience Read More

      I am incredibly fortunate to have experienced many wild and wonderful places across this country and overseas: from mountain biking through the incredible pine forests of the Cairngorms to rock climbing in the Alps to riding some of the most famed road bike climbs in Europe, and a whole lot more in between.  I have worked with children and young people in educational programmes in the outdoors. I have guided and lead trips and expeditions to many amazing spots throughout the Scottish Highlands and it is here where I continue to spend most of my time. It is a part of the world that holds so much charm, intrigue and almost endless possibilities…

      Biggest Adventure Read More

      Hard to pick what I would call my biggest adventure. Certainly, the longest one I’ve undertaken was a bike packing trip around Spain. Cycling almost every day and carrying everything you need in a small bag or 2.

      Specialist Subject Read More

      Food. I love eating (and cooking) as much as I love the adventures. The local produce available around Scotland is superb, sampling local delicacies is an important part in getting to really experience the culture of anywhere you visit.

      Adventurer's Stories about Scott

      Scot McCabe is an especially good guide , patient and personable with all ages ! A great sense of humor (that was enhanced for myself by having Naomi and her mom Heather along) ! Fun stuff. Always aware of Scots competence in case of change of plans, or if an emergency had occurred. Just a very considerate person to personal needs, like going out of his way to provide specific snacks like gluten free, or soecific interests like wool, ETC
      Much appreciation and thanks

      Tara Troutner
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 22/05/2019

      Our guide, Scott, was perfect! Extremely personable, knowledgeable, enthusiastic. He felt like a friend. Really going to miss him!

      Sy Balsen
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 20/05/2019

      Scot was wonderful. Everyone in the group travelled together really well. I believe Scot set the wonderful tone that we all followed through on. His also has a real knack for explaining things - everything from the day’s plan to the history of the region.

      Karen Balsen
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 20/05/2019

      Book a trip with Scott

      Trip / Departure Availability Status Price Book
      Road Cycling – The Grand Tour
      6th Jul - 12th Jul 2019
      3 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,725 Book Now

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