The Wilderness Episodes – Episode 4

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For biking fanatics, the latest episode from outdoor adventure company Wilderness Scotland is bound to get your wheels turning. And, with the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William coming up this weekend, it certainly seems that Scotland’s caught the mountain biking bug this month.

This short inspirational film is bound to awaken your inner explorer, as it follows a group of adventurous bikers as they cycle across seven islands in the Outer Hebrides, navigating from south to north.

The 280 km Hebridean Trail is a mountain biker’s dream journey, with everything from smooth tarmac to energising single track paths and downhill drops. It weaves through historic roads, quiet island villages and past the iconic Callanish Stones. Find out more details about the trail and start making some island-hopping plans in the Outer Hebrides this summer.

The enthusiastic group go off the beaten track and discover the tranquil beauty of the islands on an unforgettable bike ride through a place which has witnessed 5,000 years of history. Although there are a few tumbles along the way, the group gains a unique appreciation for the wild and wonderful landscape and they cover a large amount of ground travelling by bike.

Keep an eye out for mouthwatering shots of the Outer Hebrides’ delicious, hearty local produce as the film perfectly captures the cosy atmosphere of a local pub. While you’re visiting the islands, be sure to try some of Scotland’s freshest, most succulent seafood and the famous Stornoway Black Pudding.

The sparkling, white sandy beaches definitely make me want to dig out my dusty bike and start exploring Scotland on two wheels. Are you going anywhere on your bike this month? Let us know in the comments below.

If you’re intrigued by it all, why not discover more of Scotland’s wild places with the other beautifully crafted episodes in the series.

Film produced by Rupert Shanks for Wilderness Scotland. Music by Daimh

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Annierose Knox

Media Executive at Visit Scotland
Originally from Castle Douglas, Annierose is curious about many things including travel, the ocean and outdoor adventures.