Tag Archive: Borders

  1. Enduro Raid

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    Enduro Raid™

    Mission Enduro!

    For riders who like things edgy, steep and technical the Enduro Raid™ slingshots you into the UK’s enduro epicentre – the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders.

    Home to the best loved 7Stanes Glentress and Innerleithen trail centres, in 2009 MBR Magazine set out with us in pursuit of the disused, the forgotten and the remote – and since then the area has become infamous for its off-piste trails and enduro racing scene. Join us on this guided bike adventure and we’ll help you uncover the Enduro World Series gems and a whole lot more besides!

    The Trip

    The Tweed Valley’s riddled with superb riding – what we’ll show you are some of the best natural, off-piste and off-map trails in the world.

    • Type of TripEnduro Backcountry and trail-centre link ups to access unforgettable technical ‘enduro’ descents
    • Trip GradingCheck dates for specific grading
    • How Long? Two nights / days (ask us about longer trips!)

    Here’s what you can expect

    • Graded Rides Every trip is packed with two superb guided rides (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Accommodation Two nights fantastic B&B accommodation right at the heart of the riding (Friday and Saturday)
    • Professional Guides Expertly trained, hugely experienced but most of all great fun and with a wealth of local knowledge to share!
    • Comprehensive Support Including First Aid and mechanical assistance throughout your trip
    • Detailed pre-departure information
    • Trip photos
    • Join the trip in the Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders

    2018 Trip Dates

    • June 29th to July 1st | Level 3+ / 2+
    • August 31st to Sept 2nd | Level 3+ / 3+
    • September 28th to 30th (Mountain Lassies Exclusive) | Level 3 | Price: £375.00 per person

    If you can’t find your preferred dates on the booking system or are looking for a longer trip please contact us to discuss opening up a new trip for your group.

    Friday

    You’ll arrive in the Valley (hopefully) in time for a lovely pub meal and a nightcap before settling down for a great night’s rest before the fun begins tomorrow.

    Saturday

    We’ll rendezvous in the Tweed Valley and over a coffee in the best cafe in the Borders we’ll get to know everyone before hitting the trails for an introduction to our tight, twisty singletrack heaven. The variety of riding here is huge, and the quality is consistently nuts! When the sun is shining the Tweed Valley’s ridgelines offer riders a commanding perspective of Scotland’s wee mountain biking kingdom.

    That evening, you’ll probably give in to the lure of the local pub and enjoy some great grub, a tasty ale and the buzz from shredding some of the funnest descents anywhere.

    Sunday

    Just as you think you’re getting on top of the riding, we’ll see if we can’t pull out a few more surprises to keep you on your toes. Five minutes out the door of your fantastic accommodation, you’ll be picking up your second taste of what’s on offer in the Tweed Valley. We’ll take it easy on the climbs, keeping plenty in the tanks for the good bits. Tight, rooty, steep singletrack descents are the rewards for some serious climbing!

    If your appetite for new adventures still isn’t satisfied then we still have some treats in store, or revisit your favourite spot so far to have another crack at that tricky corner.

    Believe the Hype!

    Believe us when we say there’s a whole load more to the Tweed Valley than just the phenomenal trail centres – why else would the Enduro World Series roll into town two years on the trot?!

  2. Border Raid

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    Border Raid™

    Borders Backountry

    One of the most popular short breaks in our growing arsenal of intrepid mountain biking adventures, the Border Raid™ lifts the lid on the beautiful Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders.

    Home to the best loved 7Stanes Glentress and Innerleithen trail centres, in 2009 MBR Magazine set out with us in pursuit of the disused, the forgotten and the remote – and since then the area has become recognised as a mountain biker’s paradise with mile upon mile of the sweetest riding anywhere. Join us on this guided bike adventure and we’ll help you uncover the gems buried deep within the forests and glens skirting the River Tweed!

    The Trip

    The Tweed Valley’s riddled with superb riding – what we’ll show you are some of the best natural, off the beaten track trails we love.

    • Type of TripAll-mountain A mix of natural backcountry trails and trail-centre link ups to uncover extra special singletrack descents
    • Trip GradingCheck dates for specific grading
    • How Long? Two days / nights (ask us about longer trips!)

    Here’s what you can expect

    • Graded Rides Every trip is packed with two superb guided rides (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Accommodation Two nights fantastic B&B accommodation right at the heart of the riding (Friday and Saturday)
    • Professional Guides Expertly trained, hugely experienced but most of all great fun and with a wealth of local knowledge to share!
    • Comprehensive Support Including First Aid and mechanical assistance throughout your trip
    • Detailed pre-departure information
    • Trip photos
    • Join the trip in the Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders

    2019 Trip Dates

    • ***2019 Dates Coming Soon***

    If you have specific dates, gradings or a longer trip in mind please contact us to discuss opening up a new trip for your group.

    Sample Itinerary

    Friday

    You’ll arrive in the Valley (hopefully) in time for a lovely pub meal and a nightcap before settling down for a great night’s rest before the fun begins tomorrow

    Saturday

    We’ll rendezvous in the Tweed Valley and over a coffee in the best cafe in the Borders we’ll get to know everyone before hitting the trails for an introduction to our favourite Valley and catch a glimpse at why this area is rapidly becoming recognised as a slice of UK mountain biking heaven.

    Saddle up for a ‘three sandwich’ kind of day – the variety of riding here is huge, and today you’ll earn your fill with an epic backcountry mission including some big climbs and equally long descents guaranteed to keep you on your toes.

    That evening, you’ll probably give in to the lure of the local pub and enjoy some great grub, a tasty ale and retell tall tales of the big ups and even bigger downs encountered in the Valley.

    Sunday

    Five minutes out the door of your fantastic accommodation, you’ll be picking up your second taste of what’s on offer in the Tweed Valley.

    With so much riding on our doorstep, we’ve plenty of time for a final dose of singletrack goodness to keep your head spinning for weeks! If your appetite for new adventures still isn’t satisfied then we still have some treats in store, or revisit your favourite spot.

    It might be goodbye for now, but you know where to find us next time.

    Believe the Hype!

    Believe us when we say there’s a whole load more to the Tweed Valley than just the phenomenal trail centres – why else would the Enduro World Series roll into town two years on the trot?!

  3. Big Mountain Safari

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    Big Mountain Safari™

    All-mountain backcountry sojourn

    On one of our flagship custom bike tours we’ll create your ultimate mountain bike, gravel or bikepacking holiday in Scotland.

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

    • The ‘Works’ (Guided and fully supported). Enjoy the most relaxed or adventurous riding in the most varied locations across Scotland with one of our expert guides
    • ROAM (we supply the full package except for a guide)
    • DRIFT (we supply the itinerary; you do the rest)

    The Trips

    Tailored for you from a short break mountain, gravel or bikepacking 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 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 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 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, gravel and bikepacking 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, comprehensive notes, GPS files and telephone support
    • 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 bike adventure in Scotland.

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