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Great Glen Cycleway

From $985.00
5 Days & 4 Nights
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Great Glen Cycleway

  • Complete a Scottish coast to coast journey by bike
  • Visit 13th century Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness
  • Highland hospitality and cyclist friendly accommodation
  • Ride the single track of Loch Lochy and Loch Oich
  • Pedal the lush glen and hillsides of the Great Glen fault line
The Great Glen is an amazing geographical fault line that splits Scotland in two, forming dramatic lochs and glens and one of the most famous bodies of water in the world; Loch Ness. Biking along the banks of loch after loch, travelling from coast to coast is an amazing experience that immerses you in the iconic scenery of the Great Glen. From relaxing canal-side riding to flying down neat singletrack, the Great Glen Cycleway is a beautiful, challenging way to spend a couple of days. Your trip begins in the shadow of Ben Nevis, at Fort William. From there you ease into the journey by following the Caledonian Canal, passing the man-made phenomenon of Neptune’s Staircase. You will soon be cycling on singletrack and fire road alongside the first of a series of lochs, Loch Lochy then Loch Oich. Reach Fort Augustus, the gateway to Loch Ness which dominates the rest of your trip. With challenging climbs to reveal magnificent views and stunning, high speed downhills, the trip really does have a little bit of everything. Stay at hand-picked B&B’s, guesthouses and small country hotels, and enjoy the convenience of daily baggage transfer on this wonderful mountain biking holiday in Scotland.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Fort William Day 2 Fort William to Invergarry 26 miles / 44 km Day 3 Invergarry to Drumnadrochit 30 miles / 48.5 km Day 4 Drumnadrochit to Inverness 24 miles / 31 km Day 5 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 6kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 6kg is equivalent to 4.5 ham and cheese sandwiches from the store. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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