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  • Two cycle tourers pose for a photograph with their bikes and bags with a  deer warning sign, water and hills in the background.
    Cycling the North Sea Cycle Route between Tongue and Lairg, Sutherland, The Highlands
  • Mother and child cycling on road by water, with flowers in the forground and peaks in the background.
    Cycling beween Gairloch and Big Sands, The Highlands
  • Two cyclists disembark from the Corran Ferry at Ardgour, Lochaber
    Two cyclists disembark from the Corran Ferry at Ardgour, Lochaber
  • Two cyclists negotiate a steep forest track near Ballachulish, with Loch Leven and the village of Glencoe visible behind.
    Two cyclists negotiate a steep forest track near Ballachulish, The Highlands

Cycling is a great way to explore the pretty villages and beautiful countryside of the Scottish Highlands and you will find miles upon miles of cycle routes and forest trails to choose from. Many of the routes are connected so you can embark on epic journeys, or if you prefer you can tackle smaller manageable sections.

Explore the ‘undiscovered’ side of Loch Ness on the South Loch Ness Trail. This excellent 28 mile cycling adventure from Loch Tarff in the south west, to Torbreck on the edge of Inverness is suitable for all abilities and offers beautiful wildlife and awe inspiring views.

There are a number of National Cycle Network (NCN) routes which traverse through the Highlands, allowing you to explore the area at your own pace. Cycle Route 1 - Aberdeen to John o' Groats and Route 7 - Glasgow to Inverness are well signposted and have a full range of maps and guidebooks to accompany the routes.

The Aviemore loop, part of NCN route 7, is a fantastic way to explore one of Scotland’s most beautiful areas, the Cairngorms National Park. This 33 mile route passes through forests and moors along the Speyside Way to the pretty town of Boat of Garten, the historic town of Carrbridge and Slochd before returning to Aviemore.

If you really want a challenge then cycle the Great Glen Way. This 73 mile route from Fort William on the west coast to Inverness on the east can either offer a challenging experience to mountain bikers, or offer many scenic miles of quiet road. This route can also be broken down to smaller manageable sections if you want to take kids out for a gentle afternoon pedal.

Browse the listing below to find bike hire shops and cycle routes to plan your cycling trip to the Highlands.

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  1. Gradings


    Scotland's newest adventure centre, Action Glen at the Isles of Glencoe, is bang in the middle of the highlands, just half an hour from Fort William. From paddlesports to archery, we've got it covered.

  2. Skye Jeep Tours


    Landrover Safari



    Skye Jeep Tours. An unforgettable adventure in an unforgettable landscape.

  3. Active Outdoor Pursuits


    Multi-activity Centre


    • 4 Activity Provider
    4 Activity Provider


    Looking for an outdoor adventure or holiday? Then you've come to the right place!

  4. Full On Adventure


    Multi-activity Centre



    Full On Adventure is an outdoor activity and adventure sports coaching business based in Aviemore.

  5. Gradings


    Bearing in mind the low lying nature of the land around Dornoch this is a surprisingly hilly 34 mile route with quite a feeling of wildness on the section beyond Loch Buie.

  6. Gradings

    Inverness City Centre

    Bike Hire in Inverness | Cycling Holidays in Scotland

  7. Glen Nevis


    Cycle Routes


    Fort William

    A 14 mile undulating ride from Fort William to the top of nearby Glen Nevis.

  8. Gradings


    Long distances here with few food stops - take some sandwiches!

  9. Thurso to Dunnet Head


    Cycle Routes



    A 21 mile (return) route from the main town on Scotland's north coast to the furthest north point on the mainland

  10. Gradings


    This final section takes in part of the National Cycle Network, Route 1.


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