Things to do in Inverness, well there are plenty but if you’re a lover of the outdoers and cycling, then Inverness is a perfect base for a healthy Highland break.
The area is blessed with an abondance of scenic quiet country roads taking you to world famous attractions such as Loch ness, Urquhart Castle, Cawdor Castle, Culloden battlefield to name but a few. There is also an amazing trail to Ord distillery for the whisky fans which we know there are many.
Perhaps you would be more interested in a leisurely cycle around the Caledonian canal stopping to enjoy the wildlife on the way round to take some memorable photos.
Laggan wolftrax which is managed by the forestry commission is most defiantly for the more adventure seekers, we can transport you to this amazing facility where you and your friends can spend the day testing your ability to the max with an array of different trails for the novice to the expert.
There is around 20 miles of purpose-built tracks in this beautiful forest, so you can mix it up as the day goes along. This facility has been on the go since 2005 and is pretty well known as a world class mountain bike venue, so don’t be surprised to see others out there hitting the trails as cycle Scotland enthusiast’s always find their way here.
There is a café and toilets on site, so lunch is sorted.
Nevis range is an easy transport for you and your friends. Here you will find the famous Fort William world downhill track. The main track is of course for the experts but there are plenty trails and other not so challenging downhill tracks to explore.
The experienced cyclist will use the gondola to access the two downhill trails including the world cup track. There are a network of other trails lower down that can be enjoyed by all abilities with amazing views to enjoy.
There are plenty of facilities on the mountain so no need to worry about loading up more carbs for the afternoon runs.
This will be a full day’s adventure so it’s advisable to stay of the beer the night before .
Golspie is the home to Highland Wildcat Trails. Here you can enjoy the longest freeride trail in the UK, 9.3 miles of pure fun. It is the most Norther bike centre in the UK and can be accessed from Golspie village itself.
You have three routes to chose from to suit all abilities
Blue route 4 miles
Red route 4.6 miles
Black route 8.5 miles
With the longest decent comes the longest climb, but well worth it when you reach the top and take in the amazing views of the Moray Firth coast line.
After a couple of runs you can drop into Golspie for some refreshments to charge up the batteries for some more hair-raising runs of berms, jumps, roots, rocks and more.
Golspie is an easy hour drive from Inverness but well worth it for some amazing mountain biking for all abilities. A great day to spend with friends or family on glorious part in the Highlands of Scotland.
Inverness is a great base
Inverness is a great base for mountain biking and general outdoor enthusiasts alike. There are many fantastic trails riding out of Inverness or an easy drive to purpose built downhills that will tick the box for any hardened downhiller or thrill seeker.
If there is any energy left after a hard days riding or an easy day, depending on what you’re after. You can relax in one of the many restaurants or bars where you will enjoy some fine cuisine and entertainment