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    Cycling Holidays in Scotland

    Years of knowledge and research means we’ve found the quietest roads and most comfortable, cycle-friendly hospitality; the hallmarks of Wilderness Scotland bike tours. Choose from a range of point to point guided road cycling holidays like the Coast to Coast, Outer Hebrides and North Coast 500. Our on-the-road approach to cycle tours balances great guiding and insights, alongside super snacks and the freedom to explore at your own pace.

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    What Makes Our Bike Tours Special

    Wilderness Scotland cycling holidays are a rich way to explore the scenery and landscape, culture and history of Scotland.

    The majority of our bike tours are point to point, meaning that you can challenge yourself with getting from A to B by pedalling each mile as part of a friendly group.

    If you fancy a tougher cycling challenge then journey from Aberdeen to Applecross on our exciting Coast to Coast Road Cycling adventure.

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    Let us Take Care of The Details

    All our trips are led by a qualified and experienced guide but you also receive detailed route notes for each day’s ride. You can choose to cycle Scotland with your guide or simply follow the route notes, meeting up with the group at designated stops along the way.

    Throughout the day, our support vehicle will always be close to hand to provide drinks, snacks and a friendly ride should you need it. It also transfers your luggage between hotels, gearing you up for a lightweight and care-free ride.

    One of the most rewarding aspects of our cycling holidays are the places we choose for dinners each night. We package everything so you don’t need to worry about the details, except of course what you order from the menu. We’ve selected independent hotels and fantastic eateries, so you’ll be well fuelled for the next day in the bike saddle.

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    Bike Hire

    We have an excellent fleet of bikes available to hire – including road bikes and E-bikes.
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    Bring Your Own Bike

    You are also more than welcome to bring your own bike. If you’re bringing your E-bike along for the trip, please ensure it has a removable battery. Due to limitations around charging, E-bikes with non-removable batteries cannot be accommodated.

    If you choose to do so, please ensure it’s in excellent working condition and has been recently serviced – either by you or by a reputable bike shop.

    In addition, please bring the following:

    • Multi-tool, including a chain tool
    • Mini pump and/or CO2 canisters
    • Two spare tubes and a puncture repair kit

    Because we will need to load your bike onto one of our trailers, please ensure that:

    • Your rear wheel is clear of any obstructions; including lights, mudguard or panniers
    • Your tyres are no wider than 45mm

    Due to the nature of our trips, we are unfortunately unable to carry bike boxes or bags with us, so please make prior arrangements if necessary.

    If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team are always delighted to answer any queries you may have.

    Our Road Cycling Holidays

    13 Road Cycling Trips with 511 Reviews

    • Ride the quiet and winding roads of the Scottish Borders through glens, over hills and down leafy river valleys.
    • Discover Scotland's deep and rich history as you visit Rosslyn Chapel and other sites along the way.
    • Enjoy a visit to Tantallon Castle - a dramatic medieval fortress ruin with breathtaking coastal views.
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    • Journey between Scotland's National Parks on some of the best cycle routes in the UK
    • Ride through beautiful mountains, lochs and rivers on superbly scenic and quiet roads
    • The best of Highland hospitality in locally-owned hotels, restaurants and pubs
    Next Available Trip:
    1st June | 6th July
    Region:
    Perthshire and Southern Highlands
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 6 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
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    Carbon Footprint:
    118kg ? What does this mean?
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    • A classic road cycling tour from the heart of the Highlands to Scotland's Capital.
    • An amazing week of trip highlights showcasing the best of Scotland's natural and cultural heritage and warm hospitality.
    • Full guiding, vehicle and logistical support leaving you to relax and enjoy the riding.
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    • Ride right across Highland Scotland from the east to the west coast.
    • Quiet roads, testing climbs and superb descents through the UK's most spectacular landscapes.
    • Visit the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, atmospheric Loch Ness and the mighty mountains of Torridon.
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    • Cycle tour from Barra to Lewis through nine amazing islands of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Admire the outstanding landscapes of white sand beaches and towering shapely peaks.
    • Enjoy the fascinating history, rich culture and warm hospitality of the islands.
    Next Available Trip:
    15th June | 29th June
    Region:
    Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 4 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    179kg ? What does this mean?
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    • Island hop across 3 of Scotland's best islands - Arran, Islay and Jura.
    • Enjoy world class whisky and wildlife on the beautiful Island of Islay.
    • Visit the third largest whirlpool in the world en route to the Kingdom of Argyll.
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    • Discover the diverse beauty of the English landscape as you pedal west to east, traversing three of the country's most stunning national parks.
    • Relish in magnificent climbs and thrilling descents as you ride along fantastic roads used in the Tour de France and Road Cycling World Championships.
    • Enjoy the best of English hospitality, from welcoming rural pubs to cycle-friendly cafes and award-winning restaurants.
    Next Available Trip:
    16th June | 14th July
    Region:
    Yorkshire Dales;North York Moors;Lake District
    Duration:
    8 Days / 7 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 6 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    168kg ? What does this mean?
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    Road Cycling
    England Coast to Coast

    This trip is operated by our England team. Clicking on the links below will redirect you to the Wilderness England website.

    • Ride the best sections of Scotland's spectacular North Coast 500 touring route.
    • Arrive at Scotland's most northerly point by bike.
    • Cycle through the incredible scenery of northern Scotland on winding tarmac past towering mountains, sandy beaches and rolling wilderness.
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    • Ride through the fantastic 5 countries of Great Britain & Ireland.
    • Experience the culture of 5 different nations journeying through the best of scenery from wild mountains, to scenic coast, castles and charming villages.
    • Explore the roads made famous by the Tour de France, Tour of Britain & Tour of Ireland.
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    • Feel close to nature as you discover the beauty of Orkney by E-bike.
    • Explore the unique small islands of Shapinsay and Rousay.
    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Skara Brae.
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    • Learn about the history and folklore of the region as you observe the intriguing topography of the land.
    • Enjoy exploring by E-bike, immersing yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of these evocative and beautiful islands.
    • Stay in cosy accommodation, enjoying friendly and attentive Hebridean hospitality.
    Next Available Trip:
    22nd June | 20th July
    Region:
    Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 4 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    120kg ? What does this mean?
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    • Bike in Connemara National Park and along the famous Sky Road.
    • Experience the Cliffs of Moher from a different perspective.
    • Discover why the otherworldly Burren National Park is the hidden treasure of West Ireland.
    Next Available Trip:
    22nd June | 10th August
    Region:
    West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Grading:
    Green Grade 3 (Easy - Moderate) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    123kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.
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    Ireland’s West Coast

    This trip is operated by our Ireland team. Clicking on the links below will redirect you to the Wilderness Ireland website.

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    • Explore idyllic limestone villages that brim with rural charm.
    • Enjoy the company and expertise of a Wilderness guide, learning about the interesting history of this beautiful region.
    • Relax in hand-picked accommodation, enjoying delicious seasonal food.
    Next Available Trip:
    8th June | 27th July
    Region:
    Cotswolds
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Grading:
    Green Grade 3 (Easy - Moderate) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    144kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.
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    E-bike
    The Cotswolds

    This trip is operated by our England team. Clicking on the links below will redirect you to the Wilderness England website.

    Our holidays reviewed in your own words...

    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.

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    Rahul Ravel

    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 23/09/2023
    Trips Taken: 1

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    The Bottom Line

    This was my first trip with Wilderness Scotland and it was a great bike tour experience. I would highly recommend them!

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    Marco Polo

    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay & Jura

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: Canada
    Trip Date: 29/07/2023
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    A memorable experience. It was my daughter's first time on a road bike and she absolutely loved it. The longer days (60+ km) were challenging for me (age 63) as I had little opportunity to train before the trip but overall it was a great experience.

    LA

    Lori Avis

    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 23/09/2023
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    I thoroughly enjoyed it and strategizing on how/when to sign up for another.

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    Popular Cycling Holidays in Scotland

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    Road Cycling – Outer Hebrides 04/05/2024 £2,795 6 Nights Trip Details
    Road Cycling – Highland Coast to Coast 11/05/2024 £2,495 6 Nights Trip Details
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