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Custom Bike Tours

Custom Bike Tours - Bealach na ba
Custom Bike Tours - Bealach na ba
Custom Bike Tours - Bealach na ba
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Touring Scotland by bike is guaranteed to be a memorable experience, and there is something for everybody. So whether you want to cycle around the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands, venturing out for a few days to one of the beautiful islands on the West coast, or mountain biking at some of the best trail centres in the world, we’ll help you create your perfect bicycle experience. We'll transport your luggage, provide bicycles and mechanical back-up, or you can simply take your own bikes and let us be the taxi service.

Custom Bike Tours

From Concept to Reality

If you're in need of some ideas or inspiration for your bike tour, then take a look at the new ‘John Muir Way’, or a route from our ‘National Cycle Network’. If cycle touring is not your thing and you feel like doing something a bit more exhilarating, then the world class ‘7 Stanes’ mountain bike trails or road biking the ‘North Coast 500’ route might be more to your taste. We’re also available to give any advice we can.

We’ve provided the following list of websites and cycling organisations providing route and accommodation advice, including information on when to go and what gear to take with you to help create a personalised bike tour to remember.

Info:

CTC - Cycle Touring Charity
Sustrans
Visit Scotland
Spokes

Routes:

Sustrans - National Cycle Network
John Muir Way
7 Staines
North Coast 500
Cycle Scottish Borders
Cycle-Route.com

Accommodation:

Visit Scotland
Scottish Youth Hostel Association
Hostel Bookers.com
Booking.com
Airbnb

Once you have decided on a route, please send us an email, providing us with as much information as possible. This should include the following:

- Your tour dates
- Number of persons taking the tour, supported or unsupported, and the number of bicycles you wish to hire, if any.
- Your choice of route, the number of days it will likely take to ride, and where you plan to stay overnight.

Once we have collected this information, we will be happy to provide a quote for our services.

Next:

Using the information you have provided, we will help start to build your personalised biking holiday package including:

- Finalise the route.
- Arrange pick up and drop off points.
- Bike choice and additional equipment if required.

All you have to do is book your accommodation.

Then:

Once you are happy that everything is in place, a 50% deposit will be required to secure your booking.

Bike and Rider Taxi:

For many cyclists planning cycle tours in the UK, organising transport can be a difficult task. Rail travel is often the only way of transporting you and your bike around the country. This is fine, if you book well in advance to get the cheapest tickets, and there's space available on the train for your bike. But with most trains having limited bike space and the cost of rail travel being costly, many cycle trips don't get past the planning stage. For this reason and from personal experience, we are now offering a bike and rider transport service to and from any destination in Scotland. With our fast and friendly service, that is often quicker and cheaper than catching a train, we will endeavour to make your bike trip a stress free and enjoyable experience from beginning to end. We can also give your bike the once over to make sure your bicycle tour goes off without a hitch.

Bike and rider taxi (based on 1st customer, collection from, or return to Edinburgh):

First 100 miles - £0.80 per mile
100+ miles - £0.60 per mile
Extra person - £10 per trip
Pre-ride bike check up - £15 per bike

Example 1: 4 persons with bikes and luggage, transport from Edinburgh City Centre to Dunbar (start/finish of the John Muir Way). (approx. 60 miles*) Total price: £84 incl.VAT

Example 2: 6 persons with bikes and luggage from Glasgow Airport to Oban (approx. 270 miles*) Total price: £232 incl.VAT

*Mileages based on round trip from Edinburgh

Bike and Equipment Hire:

Bike Hire from only £10 per day
Satellite Navigation System Hire with pre-programmed routes - £10 per day
Pair of waterproof rear bags - £2 per day
Handle bar/day bag hire - £2 per day

Support:

In addition to transport and equipment hire, we can also provide you with vehicle support complete with a knowledgeable guide and fully qualified bicycle mechanic. Your guide will also take on some of the more mundane day to day jobs, like doing a food shop, transferring luggage to your following nights accommodation, or even pitching a tent, while you concentrate on your days riding and having a good time.
Finished your days ride early? Your guide will be happy to offer you transport if you wish to explore the area or transport you to a local bar or restaurant
Our guide and vehicle are priced on a daily basis at £375 per 9 hour day.

Enquiries and Booking:

For booking please submit an enquiry form, stating the tour you’re interested in, how many people (with your approximate heights of individuals if possible), which date and which bikes you require. We will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

All tours run daily, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Places are subject to availability.

We accept most major credit cards

Card payments for our bike tours and hire can be made securely here...