Hamish Adamson: D&A Cycling Specialist
Areas of expertise: Cycling in Scotland, England, Germany, Croatia, Sweden and Denmark
After graduating with a degree in business in 2015, I stumbled into the travel industry as my first graduate job and since then haven’t looked back.
I grew up in Dumfries and Galloway (one of the most under explored parts of Scotland in my opinion) and through my Dad, inherited a passion for cycling which meant that my childhood was spent exploring my home region and other parts of Scotland when holidaying at home.
My first taste of independent travel was when I followed the well beaten gap year path to New Zealand, where I spent ten months travelling and working on both the north and south islands. On the same trip, I also volunteered building hiking trails in the USA in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada.
In more recent years, I have sailed from Bruges to Portsmouth in a traditionally rigged three mast tall ship, an experience which I’ll never forget. I have visited several Scottish Islands, including Orkney, Harris & Lewis, Islay, Colonsay, and Arran. I also discovered the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way in south west Ireland, exploring the Dingle and Kerry peninsulas as well as County Cork.
In Scotland, we describe people who climb our highest mountains as “Munro Baggers”. I’d probably describe myself as an Island bagger, with the next one to be ticked off the list being the Isle of Eigg, where I plan to climb An Sgùrr, the remnants of the last eruptions of a volcano. I would I also love to cycle the North Coast 500, which covers a 516 mile route round the north coast of Scotland.