Want to ride some of the best roads in Europe? Then cancel the flight, ditch the euros and book a cycling staycation at one of our beautiful properties in the Highlands of Scotland.

Get back to your cycling roots

With stunning landscapes, endless miles of tarmac and almost car-free roads, the Scottish Highlands are like a cyclist’s paradise. If you hanker after complete freedom on a bike to tear up the hills and fly down the descents, then these are definitely the roads for you. Whatever your style of riding, there’s a cycling route or a mountain bike trail for you.

Ride for miles on national route 7

Scotland has 2,371 miles of cycling routes, of which 644 miles are completely traffic-free, so the whole family can ride in complete safety. There’s some incredible riding on National Cycle Network Route 7 around Aviemore, or try the road up to Lecht that climbs to 2090 feet. Who needs the Alps and the Pyrenees when you can face some tough challenges on your doorstep? You can find more information about great cycling routes in the Highlands here.

Take the Ben Nevis challenge

If you’re a keen mountain biker, Scotland has some of the best trails in the country, many of them easily accessible from one of our great rental properties. For a tough mother of a challenge, try the Tour de Ben Nevis, a day long route around the highest mountain in the British Isles. And because we know recovery is something every cyclist needs after a hard day on the saddle, we have a selection of lodges with hot tubs, so you can ease your aches and pains.

The 3 Pistes Challenge

If you really relish a challenge, why not book one of our properties for next year’s Three Pistes Challenge sportive? This incredible event next takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday (28th May) 2017, and covers 103 miles, with 2960m climbing including 8 categorised climbs.

If you’re interested in all the great cycling the Highlands has to offer, contact us and make a booking. You’ll enjoy some hardcore rides and leave your holiday lodge relaxed, recharged and refreshed.

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