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Cycling Holidays in Scotland

Quiet roads and great hospitality; the hallmarks of Wilderness Scotland bike tours.

Our cycling holidays in Scotland feature spectacular landscapes and some of the most culturally interesting places you will find in Europe. Our holidays range from an easy cruise through the Outer Hebrides islands to a challenging week of riding the highest mountain roads in the UK. Our on-the-road approach balances great guiding and insights, alongside super snacks and the freedom to explore at your own pace.

Quiet roads and great hospitality; the hallmarks of Wilderness Scotland bike tours.

Our cycling holidays in Scotland feature spectacular landscapes and some of the most culturally interesting places you will find in Europe. Our holidays range from an easy cruise through the Outer Hebrides islands to a challenging week of riding the highest mountain roads in the UK. Our on-the-road approach balances great guiding and insights, alongside super snacks and the freedom to explore at your own pace.

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

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.

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 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.

Road Cycling tours are available in the following locations:

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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.

Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
I think you attract a different group of clients than other companies I have done group trips with. The cycling was fabulous, the group dynamics were a bit odd- not your fault but I haven't experienced that before on any of the trips I've done with other companies.

Karen Parry
11/09/2017

3

Road Cycling - Island Explorer
Final verdict? Superb. The cycling is fantastic - but also it is an opportunity to stop and hear real quiet - the humming of bees, the call of seals in the bay, and curlews - marvellous. I would recommend Wilderness Scotland to everyone.

Barbara Whetnall
25/07/2016

5

Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
We did 235 miles in 6 days which was a manageable amount for me. It was a very well organised trip I would travel with you again. The islands of the Outer Hebrides are a rather special place so I'm not sure where I will go next, I mean that they will take some beating!

Richard Hoskin
13/07/2017

5

Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 236 reviews of Road Cycling

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Road Cycling - North Coast 500

Next available trip: 11th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Ride the best sections of Scotland's spectacular North Coast 500 touring route
  • Take to the waves in a private zodiac trip through the Summer Isles
  • Cycle through the incredible scenery of northern Scotland on winding tarmac past towering mountains, sandy beaches and rolling wilderness
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Road Cycling - Casks and Castles

Next available trip: 18th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Deluxe
Difficulty: 2
  • Enjoy a mixture of cycling and culture on a laid back itinerary in Highland whisky country
  • Ride quiet roads through beautiful scenery in the mornings, before relaxing in the afternoon with visits to local sites of interest
  • Cycle to iconic locations such as Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and Loch Ness
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116 review(s)

Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides

Next available trip: 27th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 4
  • 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.
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10 review(s)

Road Cycling - The Five Countries

Next available trip: 17th June        Duration: 11 night(s)
Region: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • 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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27 review(s)

Road Cycling - Island Explorer

Next available trip: 11th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • 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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18 review(s)

Road Cycling - Coast to Coast

Next available trip: 22nd June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 7
  • 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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43 review(s)

Road Cycling - The Grand Tour

Next available trip: 4th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • 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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Road Cycling - Skye and the Inner Hebrides

Next available trip: 18th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Inner Hebrides including Skye    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Island-hopping through Mull, Iona and Skye on this easy-graded road cycling adventure.
  • Quiet country roads, cultural encounters, great landscapes and stunning island scenery.
  • Cycle to the Isle of Iona and explore its ancient Abbey.
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Cycling Holidays in Scotland

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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

Fantastic!

Caroline Penn
Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides

Customer Rating: 5

Wilderness Scotland did a bang up job of this cycling trip to the Outer Hebrides. This is a difficult area to access and all of the orchestration and implementation was noteworthy on the part of guides and administration to bring a trip of this nature to fruition without event. I would highly recommend WS to others as the trip was perfection! I had a ton of fun on my first organized cycling trip and particularly liked meeting and cycling with a group of interesting and motivating individuals from all over the world.

Katie Lundon
Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides

Customer Rating: 5

Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 236 reviews of Road Cycling

by Murray Hunt 28/08/2018

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5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

The tour lived up to my most hoped for expectations and was definitely the best trip I have had.

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by Helen Saibil 23/07/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

It was recommended to me by someone who had done this trip and it was all I had hoped for!

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by Maree Villani 25/09/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Do yourself a favor and go for it!! Loved the experience of 5 countries by bike. Riding up hills and down dales made that much more enjoyable with new friends, professional guides and a flavoursome brews apres cycling.

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