Scottish Coast to Coast MTB

The Scottish Coast to Coast is the iconic mountain bike journey through the highlands of Scotland and quite simply an awesome mountain biking holiday. Our independent self-guided mountain bike holidays on the Scottish Coast to Coast allow you to travel at your own pace, enjoy Scotland’s best mountain biking whilst experiencing our fascinating culture and landscapes.
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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20 km
Duration 1:53 h
Ascent 268 m
Descent 210 m

Your Scottish Coast to Coast starts with a truly world class day of biking. Cycle along single track paths as you make your way to the Nevis Range.

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from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty S3 difficult
Distance 48.8 km
Duration 4:48 h
Ascent 413 m
Descent 221 m

Ride delightful tracks along the River Spean followed by a short road section from Roy Bridge, after this you will find yourself on a great track ...

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from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty S3 difficult
Distance 53.8 km
Duration 4:49 h
Ascent 318 m
Descent 362 m

Enjoy epic scenery as you experience everything the highlands has to offer today, ending in the always memorable Aviemore

from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty S3 difficult
Distance 47.8 km
Duration 4:39 h
Ascent 602 m
Descent 477 m

We get excited even thinking about today’s riding, almost 100% off road, truly remote and with an awesome mix of epic climbs, technical singletrack ...

from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Difficulty S3 difficult
Distance 26.6 km
Duration 2:27 h
Ascent 382 m
Descent 337 m

Alternative Route fromForest Lodeg, Nethy Bridge to Tomintoul

from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty S3 difficult
Distance 42.2 km
Duration 3:42 h
Ascent 217 m
Descent 362 m

After a few tough days, day five is a slightly more relaxed day riding mainly on Landrover tracks as you skirt the northern edge of the Cairngorms. 

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from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty S3 difficult
Distance 65.8 km
Duration 6:34 h
Ascent 684 m
Descent 826 m

Day six is the highpoint of your week's riding in every sense of the word. The first few miles of gentle riverside riding don’t even begin to hint ...

from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty S2 moderate
Distance 19.7 km
Duration 1:39 h
Ascent 80 m
Descent 133 m

A final whoop along quiet country roads brings us to the sea at Montrose and the end of an unforgettable mountain bike journey through the Scottish ...

from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd