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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.

      279 review(s)

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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.

      Our Road Cycling Holidays

      9 Road Cycling Trips with 279 Reviews

      Coast to Coast

      20 review(s)
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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.
      Next Available Trip:
      23rd May | 20th June
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Red Grade 7

      The Grand Tour

      51 review(s)
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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.
      Next Available Trip:
      7th September | 2nd May
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 5

      Arran, Islay and Jura

      31 review(s)
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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.
      Next Available Trip:
      9th May | 12th September
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 3

      North Coast 500

      5 review(s)
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      • 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.
      Next Available Trip:
      14th September | 30th May
      Region:
      North West Highlands
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 6
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      • 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 boat trip on the Firth of Forth to view the Bass Rock - one of the largest gannet colonies in Scotland.
      Next Available Trip:
      23rd May | 8th August
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 4

      Outer Hebrides

      133 review(s)
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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:
      25th April | 30th May
      Region:
      Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 4

      The Five Countries

      17 review(s)
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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.
      Next Available Trip:
      9th September
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      11 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 6
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      • 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.
      Next Available Trip:
      16th May | 5th September
      Region:
      Cairngorms and Central Highlands
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 2
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      • 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.
      Next Available Trip:
      2nd May | 15th August
      Region:
      Inner Hebrides including Skye
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 3

      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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      David Cartmell

      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides

      Age: 60 - 70
      Country: United Kingdom
      Trip Date: 03/08/2019
      Trips Taken: 2

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      If I am paying out quite a lot of money then I have high expectations. This trip exceeded my expectations and for me was very good value and worth every penny I spent.

      SH

      Scott Harrison

      Road Cycling - North Coast 500

      Age: 50 - 60
      Trip Date: 29/06/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      Great trip of a lifetime, fantastic scenery with fun people, well worth the money!

      SO

      Sharon O'Brien

      Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura

      Age: 60 - 70
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 13/07/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      I would recommend this trip to everyone. You will never find better guides or more knowledgeable guides. You will never be left behind and will have more encouragement than you could hope for. The scenery is spectacular. The accommodations were wonderful as well as the food. We all meet as strangers but left as friends. I'm hoping to do another trip with them. If your even thinking about this trip, go for it. You won't be sorry, in fact your have the time of your life. Thank you to Dave and Amanda for making Steve and my trip so wonderful.

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      Popular Cycling Holidays in Scotland

      Trip Next Departure Price Duration  
      Road Cycling – Outer Hebrides 31/08/2019 £1,795 6 Nights Trip Details
      Road Cycling – Coast to Coast 23/05/2020 £1,745 6 Nights Trip Details
      Road Cycling – The Five Countries Tour 09/09/2019 £3,095 11 Nights Trip Details

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