Tayler Knight Bike Tours offers the ideal mix of cycling and travel for active people who have never learned how to lay on a beach. We will challenge you, encourage you, feed you well and make you a part of our communities.
There will be two tours of the Scottish Highlands in 2015, both in June. The first will be from the 13th to the 20th and the second from the 20th to the 27th of the month.
Our home base is in Oban (The Little Bay), which occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn. The bay is protected by the island of Kerrera, and beyond Kerrera the Isle of Mull. To the north is the long low island of Lismore, and the mountains of Morvern and Ardgour. Oban is a resort town and, despite its small size, is the largest town between Helensburgh and Fort William.
We will ride to many of the most pituresque and historic locations within striking distance of Oban. The Isle of Seil to the southwest of Oban, has been linked to the mainland by bridge since the late eighteenth century. It is the only bridge over any part of the Atlantic Ocean. We will also spend time on ferries to get to islands where the cycling is superb. We will head off to the Isle of Iona, just off the Isle of Mull (where we will also go), whose abbey is one of the oldest and most important religious centres in Western Europe. The Isle of Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides. And finally we will go to the Isle of Lismore and visit An Dun Broch. A ‘broch’ is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type found only in Scotland. The vikings are said to have lived here.
We will also head inland over Rannoch Moor to Glencoe, considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland; and to Loch Awe, renowned for its trout fishing and for the many ruined castles on its islands.
The Scottish Highlands should be on everybody’s bucket list. The scenery is spectacular, the cycling challenging, the rewards high. They are not to be missed. Please contact us directly for more information.