Tag Archive: Self-Guided

  1. Roam + Drift

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    Although we think our guided mountain bike tours of Scotland provide the absolute ultimate authentic mountain bike travel experience in Scotland – not everyone is looking for the ‘works’. We know exactly how exciting it can be to strike out on foreign soil alone or with a group of friends – to explore as your schedule and preferences desire.

    For that very reason we have created two self-guided mountain bike vacation formats – ROAM and DRIFT – variations on our popular mountain bike tours.

    ROAM

    In our ROAM self-guided mountain bike adventures in Scotland we do all the organising, make all the arrangements and provide you with an extensive package including GPS routes, accommodation, baggage transfers and (optional extra) transportation if needed. The only thing missing is our professional mountain bike guides.

    DRIFT

    The DRIFT self-guided mountain bike trip is the ultimate in flexibility and budget-conscious mountain bike travel in Scotland. We provide a curated package including GPS routes, our favourite accommodation and best eatery listings and a host of ‘secret gems’ you’d never find alone. Simply use this to make the arrangements that suit you.

    Essential Information

    ROAM

    Included

    Full self-guided itinerary

    GPS routes and accompanying notes

    Accommodation booking service

    Baggage transfers provided

    Detailed pre-departure information

    Telephone / WhatsApp support throughout the trip

    Excluded

    Bike rental

    Personal equipment

    Equipment rental

    Vehicle rental

    Additional accommodation before, during or after the trip

    Additional transportation

    Baggage / bike box collection & storage

    Optional Add-ons

    Bike rental

    Personal equipment

    Equipment rental

    Vehicle Rental

    Additional accommodation before, during or after the trip

    Additional transportation

    Baggage / bike box collection & storage

    DRIFT

    Included

    Full self-guided itinerary

    GPS routes and accompanying notes

    Accommodation listings

    Detailed pre-departure information

    Telephone / WhatsApp support throughout the trip

    Excluded

    Bike rental

    Accommodation booking service

    Personal equipment

    Equipment rental

    Vehicle rental

    Transportation

    Baggage / bike box collection & storage

    Optional Add-ons

    Bike rental

    Personal equipment

    Equipment rental

    Vehicle Rental

    Additional accommodation before, during or after the trip

    Additional transportation

    Baggage / bike box collection & storage

    Trip Grading


    Each itinerary is unique and we want you to pick the right mountain bike trip in Scotland for your fitness and technical ability – it helps ensure you’ll be riding on terrain and at the pace you want to ride at.

    We’ve developed a trip grading system based on our experience riding the terrain that features on our trips, as well as meeting and learning from riders from all over the world and understanding their expectations. Read more about it here.

    Accommodation


    Where you stay during our mountain bike tours of Scotland plays almost as big a part in the overall experience as the trails you’ll ride.

    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.

    Which accommodation is selected for your particular trip is covered on the booking page, or will be agreed with you in advance.

    Groups & Individuals


    We welcome solo travellers (in fact most of our guests travel solo) but did you know that if you’re making a group booking (2+ riders) you’ll automatically save money at the checkout (up to 18%) whether you’re booking for a club, colleagues, friends or family – whoever’s in your tribe.

    To secure a booking, we require a 25% deposit when the reservation is made, with the balance payable within 60 days of your booking commencement. For bookings made less than 60 days before booking commencement, full payment is required at the time of booking.

    Reviews


    We work hard to maintain high professional standards but you probably wouldn’t know it because we’re having way too much fun. Ten years on it still puts the biggest smile on our faces when our clients take time out to tell us how much they enjoyed their mountain bike trip in Scotland. See what ‘Our Clan’ have to say about their mountain bike holiday on Google and via our trip reviews.

  2. Big Mountain Safari

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    Big Mountain Safari™

    All-mountain backcountry sojourn

    On one of our flagship custom mountain bike tours we’ll create your ultimate mountainbike holiday in Scotland.

    Guided or self-guided mountain bike adventures – the choice is yours – on one of our custom mountain bike tours you can tap into a wealth of experience to create an adventure that’s truly unique. On one of these epic mountain biking journeys through Scotland, you have lots of flexibility:

    • Guided (the works). Enjoy the most relaxed or adventurous riding in the most varied locations across Scotland with one of our expert guides
    • Self-guided (we supply the full package except for a guide)
    • 50 / 50 (Guided & Self-guided)
    • Independent (we supply the itinerary; you do the rest)

    The Trips

    Tailored for you from a short break mountain biking weekend, through to as long as you desire – you can ride through the most iconic of Scottish landscapes from the Scottish Borders, Cairngorms, Glencoe and Ft William to Knoydart, the Isle of Skye and Torridon and more.

    Depending on your tastes and budget, here’s some of the ingredients we can mix to make your ultimate mountain bike adventure in Scotland.

    On the big one, you’ll take six individual boat trips, spend a day riding off the gondola in Fort William, sample the finest ales and whiskies in the UK’s best inns and pubs, eat the freshest produce and enjoy the warmest hospitality anywhere, and of course ride beautiful natural trails under some of the most breathtaking mountain tops in Scotland.

    Scotland can be a wild place. A place of big mountains, rock faces, boulder strewn trails and some of the best wild riding imaginable. IMBA didn’t give Scotland global superstar status for nothing and on this voyage of discovery you’ll soon find out why! Accessing this remote back country can be a daunting prospect yet it can be the most inspirational and exciting riding terrain there is. It can be a mountain biking adventure that takes you one step at a time until you reach the final, ultimate and iconic routes of Scotland.

    • Type of Trip All-mountain guided or self-guided
    • Level Tailored to suit your abilities and aspirations
    • How Long? As a custom trip we tailor the duration to suit you
    • How Challenging? It’s up to you!
    • Adventure Factor? Off the Scale!
    • Get Started! Fill in our quick and easy ‘Custom Trip Enquiry Form’ and we’ll get to work on your custom mountain bike adventure in Scotland

    The Logistics

    Book with us and we’ll arrange a personalised itinerary including transport, accommodation, bike rental and guiding too. For self-guided mountain bike tours of Scotland, we provide a comprehensive package. Read on!

    Big Mountain Safari™

    Here’s what you can expect

    • An itinerary created by experts to suit you
    • An unforgettable experience and access to some real hidden gems – from curated trails to handpicked, authentic local hospitality
    • Adventure!
    • Professional Guide/s
    • Alternatively, if you opt for a self-guided trip – once we’re confident you’ll be okay going it alone – we’ll let you loose in the wilds fully loaded with an action-packed itinerary, GPS files and maps of your rides
    • Quality Hotel / Guest House Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis (self-catering, and more modest options also available)
    • Baggage transfers, ferries and private transportation throughout the trip
    • Gondola lift passes (*optional)
    • Charter boat access to remote trail gems (*optional)
    • Mechanical Support
    • Detailed pre-departure information
    • Trip photos (guided trips)
    • Join the trip at the location that suits you (please contact us to discuss)

    If you’re at the planning stage, please submit a quick and easy ‘Custom Trip Enquiry Form’ and we’ll get started on planning your custom adventure.

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