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  • A group of mountain bikers on a trail in the Cairngorm National Park -  Rothiemurchus near Aviemore.
    A group of mountain bikers on a trail in the Cairngorm National Park - Rothiemurchus near Aviemore.
  • Two cyclists pause and admire the view down the loch
    Passing Loch Oich on the Great Glen Cycle Route between Loch Lochy and Loch Ness in the Lochaber district, Highland.
  • A biker cycles fast through a forest on a  wooden boardwalk
    Laggan Wolftrax Mountain Bike Trails near Laggan, Strathspey
  • Two cyclists on mountain bikes splash through a ford
    A track near Ballachulish, Highlands

Mountain Bike Rider magazine has said that Skye boasts the best singletrack trail in Britain. Meet the challenge of Glen Sligachan, tackling this twisting and demanding trail with magnificent views of the famous Cuillin mountain range.

Another amazing singletrack route can be found among the Quiraing, which are spectacular ancient rock formations on the Trotternish Peninsula. The Outer Hebrides has no shortage of excellent mountain biking options, including on Harris, which has some great trail sections and quiet roads ideal for biking.

Enjoy the Loch Ladasdail Circuit, heading up the loch and also along the shores of the epic Loch Seaforth. Venture among the mountains of North Harris and experience the thrill of the descent into Glen Meavaig.

Or why not book a mountain biking holiday that travels from Scotland’s east coast to west or vice-versa? Offering the ultimate mountain biking holiday, this epic mountain bike adventure cuts a path covering 400 km through the Scottish Highlands. Beginning by the beautiful beaches of Aberdeen, you'll traverse the country along the single track through rugged mountain ranges.


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