Wilderness Scotland is an award-winning adventure travel and ecotourism company specialising in active holidays in the Highlands and Islands.
Our mountain biking holidays in Scotland are designed to take riders away from the purpose built centres to explore Scotland's wonderful, natural, backcountry trailsWhere Do Our Trips Start From?
Most of our guided group departures leave and return to railway stations as we encourage our clients to book rail travel where possible and travel in a sustainable way.Our Guides
The trips are led by guides who hold the Mountain Bike Leader qualification and who know the backcountry trails better than anyone. These trips enjoy accommodation in guest houses and small hotels, with baggage being transferred along the way.Guided Mountain Bike Holidays
Wilderness Scotland guided mountain bike holidays are open for individuals to join and keep small group sizes. They are ideally suited to riders who have developed their skills at purpose built centres and are now looking to take their experience a step forward and use their mountain bike to explore Scotland's wild places.
We can also run private mountain biking trips - contact us to discuss your ideas and let us design the perfect itinerary for you, regardless of what standard of mountain biker you are.It's Not Just Mountain Biking at Wilderness Scotland!
As well as mountain biking trips, Wilderness Scotland also offers guided and self guided walking holidays, sea-kayaking, sailing, open canoeing, road cycling, wildlife and photography holidays. We also offer a range of family multi-activity holidays and self-driving itineraries, as well as a bespoke holiday service. Please see our website for full details of our trips and services.Our Green Ethos
We are firmly committed to responsible tourism and all of our tours reflect that commitment. Our holidays are purposefully designed to provide a visitor experience that maximises the positive benefits of tourism while minimising any negative impacts. We are staunch advocates of the Leave No Trace principles, in which our guides are fully trained. On all of our activities, our guides will ensure that the impact on the environment, wildlife and local community is minimised. During your trip, our guides will teach you how to do this so that the knowledge is spread on your travels in Scotland and further afield. Our guides are ambassadors for Scotland's wild places and are passionate about sharing their knowledge.
It's not just on trips that we promote sustainable processes! We operate our holidays out of a carbon-neutral headquarters which is powered by renewable energy. We reduce, reuse and recycle, using environmentally friendly products from local suppliers where possible. In addition, our office car park hosts two public EV charging stations, and we subsidise staff usage. We encourage car-sharing and compete monthly for the most environmentally friendly commute! Lastly, we are committed to contributing annually to a nature-based charity that promotes conservation in Scotland. Check out our Sustainability Page for more info.