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      Compare Our NC 500 Road Cycling Tours

      NC 500 – Highlights

      Duration: 7 days
      Days Riding: 6 days
      Longest Day: 104km / 64 miles
      Most Elevation in a Day: 1,344m / 4,410 feet
      Total Distance: 413km / 257 miles
      Total Elevation: 5,320m / 1,7454 feet

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      NC 500 – Classic

      Duration: 11 days
      Days Riding: 10 days
      Longest Day: 106km / 66 miles
      Most Elevation in a Day: 1,436m / 4,711 feet
      Total Distance: 829km / 515 miles
      Total Elevation: 10,535m / 34,564 feet

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      NC 500 – Challenge

      Duration: 7 days
      Days Riding: 5 days
      Longest Day: 174km / 108 miles
      Most Elevation in a Day: 2,366m / 7,762 feet
      Total Distance: 797km / 495 miles
      Total Elevation: 10,330m / 33,891 feet

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      The Route

      The North Coast 500, often described as Scotland’s Route 66, take in some of Scotland’s most impressive wild places, from the mountains and lochs of Wester Ross and Assynt to the rugged sea cliffs of Sutherland. The ever-changing landscape will take your breath away, leaving you eager to get back in the saddle wanting more every day.

      Starting and ending in the Highland Capital of Inverness, the 500mi/800km route around Scotland’s North Coast offers an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

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      The North Coast 500 - Highlights

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      Ride the best sections of The North Coast 500, on a 7-day road cycling tour through the untamed beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Travel our North Coast 500 cycling holiday to experience a satisfying active journey – swap four wheels for two.

      • Ride the best sections of the spectacular NC 500 touring route.
      • Cycle through the incredible scenery of northern Scotland on winding tarmac past towering mountains, sandy beaches and rolling wilderness.

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      The North Coast 500 - Classic

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      With expert guiding and full trip support, you’re free to focus on the riding which will take you through some of the most spectacular roads and scenery in Europe. From the breathtaking and ancient mountains of Torridon to the wild coasts of Assynt and the vast moorland of Sutherland, this is an incredible trip of a lifetime which should be on every cyclist’s bucket list.

      • Cycle along isolated roads with the spectacular ancient mountains of Torridon as your backdrop.
      • Ride the famous Bealach na Ba – voted as the best day cycle in the UK.
      • Enjoy speeding along the welcoming fast and rolling roads of the Black Isle.

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      The North Coast 500 - Challenge

      Difficulty:

      500 miles in 5 Days. Our toughest adventure by far. We can’t promise this ride will be easy but we can guarantee it will be epic, taking you through some of the most spectacular roads and scenery in Europe.

      • Visit the charming village of Shieldaig after a thrilling day of cycling.
      • Ride along beautiful isolated roads surrounded by some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the Highlands.
      • Glide through the historic backstreets of Cromarty on your way back to Inverness.

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      Self-Drive - The North Coast 500

      Difficulty: Your Own Pace

      This self-drive holiday explores the dramatic North Coast 500 on a tour of the north of Scotland while enjoying privately guided walks, wonderful boat trips and staying in deluxe small hotels.

      • Ride the best sections of the spectacular NC 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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      How Will You Explore The North Coast 500?

      Our holidays reviewed
      in your own words

      Don’t tell my wife, but best holiday ever.
      A great chance to meet a superb group of people, spend valuable time with my son and live a truly outdoor life in beautiful surroundings.
      Most inspirational moment? Carrying our Kayaks from our camp site, up the river to paddle around Loch Coruisk with a beautiful sighting of a pair of Golden Eagles.

      Kevin Jones
      Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer
      Reviewed on 09/06/2014

      Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 4,252 reviews

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