Our team's been mountain biking in Scotland and the rest of the world for more than twenty five years - that means we know exactly what makes for a great mountain biking holiday in Scotland.
More than that, with an unrivalled knowledge of Scotland's best trails and magical landscapes; the logistics on land and sea to make the very most of your riding time, to show you the hidden gems, the off-map trails, the best inns, pubs and restaurants - tap into a truly memorable experience of Scotland with our help because we don't want you missing out on any of the good stuff!
If you're searching for your next enduro fix, an all-mountain adventure or a real wilderness experience - you've come to the right place.
Join a group of like-minded riders or put us to work organising your very own private adventure - we've been creating unique mountain biking tours in Scotland for a long, long time.
We’re passionate about creating real guided & self-guided mountain bike adventures in Scotland. Let us show you why your next mountain bike holiday should be Scotland!
Go-Where Scotland are the go-to for mountain bike trips in Scotland. Having followed them on social media for over a year, seeing the incredible locations they take their guests to and reading their customer reviews I committed to a weekend trip in Royal Deeside – the Crown Jewels.
All the guests had a voice as to where we went and what we rode each day and I think everyone was delighted with what we rode – no mean feat with six keen riders and six big personalties even when the weather didn’t play ball on the second day.
Andy and the guides, Huw and Aneela, were super friendly, entertaining and competent with a balanced focus on enjoyment and safety. It was quickly apparent we were getting to experience the best of the local area each day depending on the weather and what the group were up for. I can’t recommend Go-Where highly enough, if you’re at all interested in their trips go for it, they won’t disappoint.” Al Conroy
Really well organised from initial booking to the end of the trip. Every detail covered. Very warm welcome from Andy and his lovely wife Aneela who joined us for a couple of days.
Our aim was to explore the natural riding trails in the Caringorms. All expectations were exceeded. The diversity of the terrain and rides, not to mention the most beautiful landscapes and scenery. You can travel the world and not witness scenery that’s so dramatic and awe inspiring as the Scottish Highlands. Photos don’t do it justice.
We were referred to GO-WHERE by a friend who described their knowledge of the Highlands as impressive. We were not dissappointed – the guiding was excellent. Very attentive, aware of the surroundings and environment. Always had a contingency plan of trails if the weather changed. But most importantly, we felt safe – Andy would never take unnecessary risks, and there were places where you could get really lost without an expert guide.
Just wish we could do it all again. We’ll start saving for another trip in a few months. Many, many thanks for such a memorable trip from us both.” Nicky and Jonas Hjerpe
Challenging but exceptional fun. Very highly rated guides. Skilled people managers with a confidence inspiring level of knowledge and experience.
I was slightly wary of a river crossing as I’ve never done one before but your people and risk management skills put me at ease and made the whole thing an enjoyable adventure. Jase King
I sincerely hope that I have the health and time to do this again. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in years. Ian Bayetto
All the information I needed was emailed before the trip so I knew exactly what was what before I set off and I really enjoyed how laid back this trip was, all the best places to drink coffee/beer and eat have been discovered. Lizzy Farley
…the first time I have ever travelled anywhere alone and was made to feel so at home. It has given me the confidence to be more independent.
Three things that surprised me about the trip?
1.How easily a bunch of strangers can get along and giggle so much
2. The great quality of riding at your doorstep
3.The fact we could go back and tackle our nemesis – not something you can always do with the boys. Nicola Palmer
Good balance of riding and breaks and some tips without feeling like I was being “”assessed”” on my riding skills.
A great way to forget about work and get over night shifts! Great camaraderie without being “”girly””, even if we did end up persuading Julia to get gel nails, we also discussed where to ride, and some technical bike stuff.
Good food – nice balance of eating out and cooking in.” Liz Pilling
Keep doing what you’re doing…. It’s already A+ service..” Cam Fletcher
I think what really struck me is how genuine and utterly authentic you both are. Amazing biking and views and weather are brilliant to have and do, but ultimately without the warmth and care you both showed it would just fall flat. The trip was super slick and professional where it needed to be, and relaxed and marginally ‘fawlty towers’ where it didn’t matter – great fun, spontaneous, exuberant and full of energy! It’s perfect :)” Jessica Wiegand
Coming from rural northern canada I had the misconception that scotland wouldn’t have much rugged, wilderness compared to canada. I was wrong! Scotland is beautiful and there is so much to explore. We could not have done it without our guides Andy and Huw. I was blown away by their knowledge of biking and the terrain. They also made us feel very welcome and comfortable with lots of laughs and stories on the trail and over delicious meals. It was an excellent way to explore scotland. I’ll be back!
I’ve guided a lot myself and i can say with complete confidence and certainly that the trip would not have been the same without them. They were very skilled, support and fun which i think is the best combination. The guides made the trip. I wouldn’t go with anyone else. I can’t recommend them enough.” Linnea Rudachyk
I would have to say this was one of the best weekends of my life and I’ve been a tad sad since it ended. From the scenery, to the riding, to the hospitality, to the organization, to the food, to the company and the laughter there was not one area that would need any sort of improvement. And I can hardly wait to come back.
If it wasn’t for our guide I don’t think the experience would have been the same. He was informative and we always knew what was coming at us around the corner, what to look at and the history of where we were riding. He never put us in jeopardy and made sure we all started and finished the rides with a smile on our faces.
I think it is obvious from above that this trip was exactly as it was promised.
So, what does that equate too? 10/10?” Hayley McGowan, Vancouver
The trails here have something for everyone to enjoy, from long days out in remote backcountry to technical mountain trails in the main Cairngorm massif and loam-rich rollercoasters through the pines. With so much choice on offer we can tailor the riding to what you want to ride.
From the ski town of Aviemore, we can choose to explore further into some of Britain’s largest areas of native Caledonian forest, through ancient drove roads and into a post-glacial landscape that still bears the marks of the glaciers that carved it. The maze of pristine singletrack in Speyside is as varied as it is widespread, so join us on a trip off the beaten track and into the hills!
Mountain biking by another name – riding the whole hill and sometimes getting off and carrying or pushing to reach those tricky to access (but oh-so-worth-it) descents. This is the kind of riding most regular mountain bikers are familiar with – you’ll encounter almost every kind of terrain and gradient and may include some hike-a-bike.
In reality, a mountain bike race format known for its leisurely ‘liaison’ climbs to access technical descents – it’s become pretty much interchangeable with ‘mountain biking’ around the world. For us, the main distinction to ‘all-mountain’ is a higher quota of technical, downhill biased riding.
Accommodation is included
Breakfast is included
Guiding is included
Transfers at the start and finish of the trip are included
Transfers at the start of the trip are included (we will assist with your return travel arrangements)
Transfers at the finish of the trip are included (we will assist with your outward travel arrangements)
Shuttles are provided throughout the trip
As well as substantial field first aid kits, your guides will be packing or distributing among the group essential group emergency items including mobile telecom’s, VHF long-range radios, emergency survival shelters, and extra emergency clothing and supplies.
We employ robust late back procedures, and every trip has been fully risk assessed. While no one can guarantee a 100% safe trip, we do everything possible to minimise risks.
And long before we depart we ensure the trip is suitable for you – none of this one size fits all approach; it simply doesn’t work!
Add to that our comprehensive pre-departure package including trip notes and essential kit, all you’re left to do is get in shape and count down the days!
Our guides are fully trained and qualified to the highest standards essential to operate in the mountain environments our trips take place.
When you pay for our services, you’re paying for the reassurance that we know our way around the mountains, how to read people, the local conditions, logistics, fix mechanicals etc and always have a second ‘A plan’ up our sleeve.
As well as being extraordinarily great human beings (as standard!), all guides hold as a minimum the Mountain Bike Leader qualification, and emergency outdoor first aid qualifications. We believe these to be the most robust and rigorous qualifications in the business and the minimum standard for running trips like ours in Scotland. They’re not easy to come by but your enjoyment is a serious business. We’re serious about your enjoyment.
Please read the following guidelines carefully to ensure when you pick a mountain bike holiday in Scotland it’s suited to your skill and fitness. If you are unsure if a trip is right for you, please contact us.
We use a wide variety of accommodation, from wild camping and bothy huts in remote wilderness settings to rustic hostels through to comfortable and friendly inns and guest houses, luxury self catering lodges, castles and everything in between.
Bivvying, bothying or wild camping under the stars; getting up close and personal with nature in every sense; what these trips lack in facilities, they make up for in adventure!
Basic, simple accommodations handpicked for their wonderful locations and honest hospitality, generally with shared facilities
Enjoy warm hospitality, a hot shower, great food and a comfortable bed at the end of a day in one of our favourite 3 or 4 star hotels, guesthouses or Highland inns ( deluxe – 5 star – superior comfort options are also available upon request)
Think of it a bit like a ski lodge (without the snow obviously!); a comfortable self-catering vacation rental chalet in the heart of mountain biking heaven, our lodges provide a fantastic base in a prime location to come back to at the end of a big day in the hills
Castles, secret hideaways and ‘those in the know’ boltholes in locations across Scotland, perfect places for those looking for something a little bit different from their time in Scotland