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Mountain Biking Holidays

Our mountain bike holidays in Scotland offer the chance to ride superb trails through some of the most unspoiled scenery in Europe.

Scotland has twice been named the best place in the world to mountain bike. Our range of mountain bike holidays gets you away from trail centres and into the amazing backcountry. From mellow MTB tours as we bike across Scotland, to our more challenging and iconic Coast to Coast Scotland trip, we have a trip for every level of rider.

Our mountain bike holidays in Scotland offer the chance to ride superb trails through some of the most unspoiled scenery in Europe.

Scotland has twice been named the best place in the world to mountain bike. Our range of mountain bike holidays gets you away from trail centres and into the amazing backcountry. From mellow MTB tours as we bike across Scotland, to our more challenging and iconic Coast to Coast Scotland trip, we have a trip for every level of rider.

Book your mountain biking holiday with Europe's No.1 Adventure Travel Company - Wilderness Scotland

Mountain biking holidays offer unique opportunities to really explore deep into areas that are rarely visited, on incredible trails that are rarely ridden.

Our mountain bike tours in Scotland are some of the most iconic in Europe. Our Coast to Coast tour follows a unique route that we have spent 18 years refining so that you have the best possible experience. The Hebridean Trail winds it’s way through 7 beautiful islands and into some really wild places in Harris and Lewis.

Along the way, you’ll stay in carefully selected guest houses and small hotels, so you can ride during the day and relax in the evenings.

Our expert guides hold the respected Mountain Bike Leader qualification. With years of experience, they also know the backcountry trails in Scotland better than anyone. Many of our trips are point to point rides – our support vehicle transfers your luggage and offers a lift if you legs are tiring!

Mountain Biking tours are available in the following locations:

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Customer Kudos

Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us.

Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

That's why we read each of our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail

Bernd Steger
26/08/2014

4

Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
Good but expensive - the (add on cost) meals were excellent but would be expensive for some people who possibly had not factored the cost into their holiday properly. On the trip we were on there were not much option for spending less on meals as most were pre-arranged. Not an issue for ourselves, but could be for others.

Team Wilderness Response:
Thanks for your comments on the trip pricing. The Hebrides is typically a ore expensive destination that some other places that we visit, due to its location and remoteness. We will try to make it clearer on the trips as to how much you can expect to spend on dinners, in the pre trip information.

Brian Yates
07/09/2015

4

Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast

Paul Bullen-Smith
11/10/2013

4

Rated 4.85 out of 5 based on 240 reviews of Mountain Biking

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Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail

Next available trip: 4th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Fascinating history, culture, wildlife and island hospitality
  • 280km across seven islands with some of the most unspoilt and spectacular scenery in Europe
  • Fascinating history, culture, wildlife and island hospitality
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Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast

Next available trip: 27th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 8
  • Voted one of the Trips of the Year by Outside Magazine
  • The ultimate mountain bike ride in the UK traversing the Scottish Highlands from coast to coast.
  • 350km of superb riding from big mountain passes to ancient pine forest singletrack.
  • Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Highlands and savour the view when you reach the Atlantic Ocean!
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Mountain Biking - Bike Across Scotland

Next available trip: 15th June        Duration: 5 night(s)
Region: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Mountain bike across the Scottish Highlands from Fort William to Inverness
  • Explore Highland villages, visit ancient castles and go monster-spotting on Loch Ness!
  • Perfect for beginner to intermediate riders looking for a challenge and to develop their skills
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As a 5 Star tour operator this is how we see customer service.

For example, we can’t say we will get back to you within 3 hours because sometimes we won’t and we can’t say we endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, because that’s just wishy washy and everyone says that.

Great customer service isn’t tangible.

It’s tone of voice, and relationship building.

And going that wee bit further to make someone’s day and it can’t be quantified.

It’s how we make you feel…

and we feel that it’s the following things that go towards making the difference between a holiday, and an amazing, memorable experience.

Our Network
We have fantastic relationships and in many cases personal friendships with our trusted team of suppliers.
A Growing Team
Our team of 35 travel professionals in the office and over 60+ expert guides mean we're small enough to care about every detail but big enough to deal with any curveballs, meaning your holiday experience will be seamless.
We Know Scotland
Being outdoors people, we have an unrivalled depth and breadth of knowledge when it comes to Scotland's wild places. We've been there and can recommend locations and activities from our own experience.

Our holidays reviewed in your words

This was my 50th birthday trip. We booked it months out and had plenty of time to build it up in our minds. The trip did not disappoint. It was equal parts challenging, stunning, exhilarating, and relaxing. We made new friends and saw a part of the world we would not have set off to on our own. Worth every single cent and then some.

Stephanie Thomas
Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail

Customer Rating: 5

A bucket list trip that leaves you with a head full of memories, some new friends and a genuine sense of achievement. I'd do another one in a heartbeat.

Simon Warren
Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast

Customer Rating: 5

Rated 4.85 out of 5 based on 240 reviews of Mountain Biking

by Alex Adams 17/09/2018

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5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

The Wilderness Scotland Coast to Coast Mountain Bike trip was thoroughly enjoyable. It was challenging but quite achievable within a great group of participants with effective and yet friendly guides. I hope to get back for another trip.

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by Jostein Lundberg 22/07/2018

3Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

4Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

I would be delighted to help you as a reference.
When that is said, the trips are very much depended on the guides.
Also nice to have a Scottish guide, have learned about the Hamilton Weather Window.
Jon was also good at some local/cultural information.
Please give him the best regards from the Norwegian delegation

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by Alisha Anderson 12/07/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

It really was the trip of a lifetime. It was a physical challenge that I feel boosted my biking confidence, and at the same time it was a relaxing getaway to a magical land. Scotland is simply amazing and jaw-droppingly beautiful, and WS does it justice in taking you to places where you can fully appreciate all it has to offer. 100% recommend and hope to join them on another adventure soon. Thank you.

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