Torridon + Skye Scotland

Epic mountain days on Scotland's rugged west coast

Torridon + Skye boast dramatic scenery and majestic skylines that demand respect and represent mountain biking in Scotland at its best. The Cuillin and Torridon mountains rise up out of the Atlantic Ocean, daring you to take them on, and those that are willing to take up the challenge will discover some truly epic mountain bike trails.

  • £1,065 / $1,598
  • 7 nights / 8 days
  • Skill level: Advanced+

Top photographers Tim Winterburn and Andy McCandlish braved the threatening skies to ride with us on the west coast of Scotland and capture the essence of our Torridon and Skye adventure in images. From hike-a-bike to ‘spicy’ descents, take a look through the gallery to see what mountain biking on the west coast is all about…

Your expert local guides are the best in the business and each day they’ll share with you the trails that they most love to ride, and they’ll have you mountain biking Torridon and Skye like a local!

You’ll experience the full majesty of the mountains on rides that take you where most will never go, but the views, the descents and the sense of achievement will more than make up for even the toughest climbs.

And, as you would expect in the Highlands of Scotland, you’ll work hard on the trails, but your efforts will be rewarded with plenty of opportunities to indulge in the finer things, like world-class whiskies, for example!

Tour Dates 2017

  • 27 May – 3 Jun
  • 24 Jun – 1 Jul
  • 15 – 22 Jul
  • 5 – 12 Aug
  • 16 – 23 Sep

Contact us if you would like to create your own private group tour.

Trip Highlights

Our mountain biking Torridon and Skye adventure is firmly about experiencing the best riding that Scotland has to offer, and here are some of the special moments you can look forward to in Scotland:

  • Riding all day and not seeing another soul on the trails
  • Carrying your bike for up to an hour to reach a 9km descent
  • Cresting a long climb to be welcomed by magnificent views
  • That first taste of a local craft ale in the evening
  • Rewarding yourself with freshly-caught local seafood

Mountain biking Torridon and Skye Scotland Itinerary

The flow of the itinerary for your mountain biking tour in Torridon and Skye has been designed to become progressively more technical throughout the course of the week. Your guides will coach you through each new challenge so that you make the most of your Torridon + Skye experience and, in addition, go home a more technically skilled mountain biker.

+Arrival in Scotland - refresh + prepare for your adventure

If you’re travelling a long way or across several time zones to Scotland then we would recommend arriving a day or two early to allow your body to adjust and to make sure any flight or luggage delays don’t spoil your trip.

+Day 1 - Inverness welcome + warm-up ride

Your guide will meet you at Inverness train station at 12 noon and transfer you to H+I Adventures HQ, just outside the town, for a welcome briefing, coffee and cake, and bike building/ tuning session.

Once everyone is suitably fed and bikes are ready to roll, we’ll take you for a short warm-up ride on some of our favourite local trails, picking the best ones for weather and riding conditions.

We don’t have far to travel to our fabulously comfortable and welcoming hotel for the night, where great home-made food and local craft ales are on the menu!

Distance cycled: 15km (app. 1.5 hours)

+Day 2 - World-class riding round Fort William

After a hearty breakfast we continue our way down to the end of the Great Glen, and Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

From Fort William we’ll set about riding a six-hour loop consisting of hidden local trails, a singletrack stretch of the west Highland way, man-made flow-trails and perfect riverside singletrack. Your cheeks and legs will both be hurting from a great day on the bike, riding around the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain.

We’ll stay in a lovely B&B in Fort William, looking out onto Loch Linnhe, and we’ll head back up into Glen Nevis to have dinner in fabulous bar with views all the way back down the Glen to accompany your meal. If you’re lucky, there may even be some live music on the go!

Distance cycled: 55km (app. 6 hours)

+Day 3 - The drama of Glen Coe

From Fort William we will head south to Glen Coe, an impressive, but often very moody, valley of volcanic origins and considered one of the most beautiful in Scotland.

When we arrive at Glen Coe, we’ll set off on a big mountain day that will see us riding through the heart of the glen on a ribbon of singletrack that runs along the valley floor, then up and over the imposing ‘Devil’s Staircase,’ before tackling a technical singletrack descent into Kinlochleven.

We’ll then ride up to the local reservoir, where we’ll stop for a lunch break. Having re-fuelled, we’ll fill our lungs with good Highland air and embark on the very technical, rocky, singletrack descent, which goes on for around 10km and will, without a shadow of a doubt, leave you ready for your post-ride beer!

Luckily, we’re not far from the famous Clachaig Inn, where we can enjoy plenty of local craft ales and a great homemade meal. Many of the early mountain climbers stayed at the Clachaig Inn when they were making first attempts at climbing mountains in the area, so this place is steeped in Scottish history.

Following this epic day of mountain biking in the Highlands we will return to your accommodation in Fort William for another good night’s sleep, ready for more tomorrow.

Distance cycled: 45km (app. 7 hours)

+Day 4 - The secrets of Morvich

Today you’ll embark on the first of your two biggest days of the week. This is a day that can legitimately be described as “epic”!

We’ll venture in to the Morvich area of the Highlands and to a very challenging climb, that will lead onto a singletrack that will tease you deeper into the wilderness, before turning back on yourself and winching you higher up to a long hike-a-bike section and onto an 9km singletrack descent made in heaven!

Enough said, you will need to come and ride it for yourself… After all that we’ll need a beer and some good grub, so we’ll drive round to Plockton and our home for the next two nights.

Distance cycled: 55km (app. 8 hours)

+Day 5 - Over the sea to Skye

Our full day on Skye will see us heading to the north of the island and into the Lord of the Rings landscape of the Quiraing. Whilst not a particularly long trail, the Quiraing requires nerves of steel to negotiate your way along the pencil-thin trail etched into the side of the hill, with a steep drop to one side – eyes forward!

If we have time and energy we can also tackle Sligachan, where the trail carves its way through the valley between the Cuillin mountains with a combination of mouth-watering descents and technical climbs. The terrain is pretty rocky and be prepared to work your arms lifting both wheels over obstacles!

After a quick dram in the Sligachan bar we’ll head back over the Skye bridge to our accommodation near Plockton, and a delicious meal in a local seafood restaurant.

Distance cycled: 25km (app. 4 hours)
Optional ride of 20km (app. 2.5 hours)

+Day 6 - Torridon Part I

Our first day of mountain biking in the Torridon area will blow your mind!
As far as mountain biking in Scotland goes, the area is becoming more and more popular, but we’ll still have much of the trails to ourselves, as we have done most of this week. You’ll ride some challenging, but enjoyable climbs, loads of rocks, steps, and “babies’ heads”, and then be rewarded with a superb descent that seems to go on forever!

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to take some spectacular photos across the hills and sea. Dinner will be in a local cafe in Torridon, open in the evening just for us. We’ll kick back, relax and enjoy incredible home-cooked food, great local craft ales, and relive the thrills and spills of the day.

Distance cycled: 60km (app. 8 hours)

+Day 7 - More Torridon Treats

After two days of big wilderness rides, it’s time to tame the best four-hour loop in Scotland.

We’ll leave from our accommodation and head along the valley to what has become know as ‘The Climb.’ This one-hour climb is a singletrack feast that will have the best of the group challenged, but we have one hour of hard work for three hours of the best rocky singletrack descent, dropping us back down to the pub, where we started four hours earlier!

The last part of this descent is one you rode yesterday, so now that you know it, you can ride it smoother and enjoy your final descent of the tour! After a couple of celebratory beers in the pub, we’ll head back to Inverness for our last supper together in a local restaurant, to celebrate a week of the best mountain biking in Scotland!

Distance cycled: 25km (app. 4 hours)

+Day 8 - Departure

Sadly, this is the end of your Torridon and Skye mountain biking vacation in Scotland. We will load the vehicle and transfer you back to Inverness train station for 10am at the latest, where we will say our farewells.

Please note: a mountain biking adventure is a living thing, being influenced by multiple factors such as changing weather conditions, group riding abilities, trail damage, to name a few. Your local guides are experts in guiding mountain bikers in the Highlands of Scotland and will be continually assessing these factors and making tweaks to the itinerary where necessary to ensure that every member of the group has the best possible experience.

+Tour Price

Mountain biking Torridon and Skye Scotland tour price

£1,065 / $1,598 USD per person (ex. flights, based on two sharing a room)

We welcome solo travellers on our adventures and if you are happy to share a room with another solo rider of the same sex you do not need to add the single supplement. If, however, you wish to have a room by yourself, a single supplement of £220 / $330 USD will be payable.

H+I Adventures is bonded by the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), so you can be sure that when you book with us your money will be safe.

Price includes:

  • Services of a fully-qualified, expert mountain bike guide for the duration of the trip
  • All breakfasts
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Luggage transfer
  • Support driver/ guide throughout the week
  • All group safety equipment
  • Airport/ H+I recommended hotel pick-up on day 1 and drop-off on day 8 of tour (specified times apply)
  • Global Rescue emergency evacuation services

Price excludes:

  • International/ domestic flights
  • Bike hire – we have a limited number of fantastic Yeti SB5s available on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of £295/$443 each
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Tips in restaurants and hotels
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic drinks
  • Personal safety and cycling equipment
  • Any other items not mentioned as included

+Skill + fitness levels required

Does this sound like you? Your vacation time is precious and we want to be absolutely sure that you’re making the most of it, by finding the perfect adventure for you. Be honest with yourself, if this adventure isn’t right for you, we have other tours that may well be a better fit for your mountain biking experience and ability.

Skill level: Advanced+

  • You were born on a bike!
  • You can tackle anything the trail throws at you and have experience of riding all types of trail and obstacles (large, loose rocks, roots, drop-offs, logs, north shore…)
  • You take every opportunity you can to get out on your bike, in all weathers, and you’re happy to ride all day long
  • And the ‘+’ part of ‘Advanced+’ means that you will be aiming to ride as much singletrack as we can reasonably fit in during your adventure with us, and your guide will aim to show you the trails that they love to ride!

Fitness level: 4

  • You have a good level of bike fitness, exercising three or four times every week throughout the year, for an hour at a time
  • You are comfortable mountain biking up to six hours a day at a moderate pace, with snack and photo stops, for three or more consecutive days
  • You can tackle two or three fairly serious climbs a day, up to 600 metres each

Typical trails you’ll be riding

  • The trails in Scotland are natural ‘rustic’ ancient walking paths of varying trail surface, that will require you to choose your own riding line and decide if it is suitable to ride
  • Double track: undulating and sometimes steep jeep tracks made up of a hard-packed and loose dirt surface
  • Singletrack: you will encounter up to head-sized, fixed and loose rocks, as well as fixed bedrock style trails, drainage bars, roots, and ruts (some deep)
  • The surface may be dry and loose, or wet and muddy depending on weather conditions
  • You will have to carry your bike (hike-a-bike) on a couple of occasions, for up to 1 hour, and there are river crossings to contend with
  • You will have wet feet!

+Arrival + departure details

Your Torridon + Skye mountain biking adventure in Scotland will start and end in Inverness. Your guide and/or driver will meet you in the main concourse at Inverness train station at 12 noon on the first day of your tour (unless otherwise indicated in your pre-trip info). He/she will be holding an H+I Adventures sign and should be easy to see since the train station is not particularly large or crowded.

If you are flying to Scotland we advise that you arrive the day before and book an overnight stay in Inverness, in order to allow for any delays in flights and/or luggage.

On your departure day we will return you to Inverness train station at 10 am, at the latest. If you have an earlier connection please let us know and we can discuss it with you.

+Travelling to Scotland

Inverness is well connected to the rest of the UK by good rail, air, and coach links. For more information on how to get to Inverness view our handy travel guide.

You must book your bike on to your flight in advance, otherwise you could face a heavy charge at the airport. Here are some handy hints and tips on travelling by air with your bike.


Visitors from certain countries require a visa to holiday in the UK. Please check the UK Government website before booking to see if you will need a visa for your mountain bike holiday in Scotland.

+Preparing yourself + your bike for the trip

Please read our full kit list before you start packing for your trip, so that you have everything you need!

One of the trail obstacles you’ll encounter often along the way, which some people may not be used to, is water bars. To overcome water bars without incurring pinch punctures, you need to be proficient at the front + rear wheel lift (bunny-hop), so get practising!

The ideal bike for the Torridon + Skye Scotland adventure is a good quality full-suspension mountain bike with around 150mm of travel front and rear.

To get the most out of your mountain bike vacation in Scotland you should plan some training in advance of your tour, and it is essential that, if you’re bringing your own bike, you ensure that it has been properly serviced before the trip.

If you would prefer, we can arrange bike hire for you, and have the bike ready for your arrival.

+Your mountain bike guides in Scotland

Our mountain bike guides are qualified to the very highest level in the UK, through the Scottish Mountain Bike Leader Award. They are qualified in first-aid and for this type of trip they also hold an Expedition Leader Award, which means that they have the knowledge and experience to lead a group safely in these very remote, wild and unpredictable parts of Scotland.

In addition to formal qualifications, our guides have years of experience in the saddle on the Highland trails and will be able to enhance your holiday with facts and fables on local history, flora and fauna.

The team is made up of local riders who are experts in their fields, superb local guides and genuinely nice people. Their passion for mountain biking and for the Highlands and Islands is truly infectious and they’re completely committed to responsible tourism and making sure that our business is run as sustainably as possible. Meet your mountain bike guides in Scotland…

+Accommodation + food

One of the things that set our tours apart from other mountain bike tours in Scotland is the excellent accommodation we use. We understand that when you’ve had a big day in the Great Outdoors, you want a warm welcome, hot shower and a comfortable place to relax and unwind – because that’s exactly what we’re looking for too. 
This is why we only work with accommodation providers across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland whose standards of service match our own high expectations.

Food is a major part of our mountain biking holidays in Scotland, and we’ve worked hard (it’s been very tough!) to find the best local restaurants, cafes and pubs that produce the most delicious home-cooked meals using fresh, locally sourced produce.

+Health + safety

  • No vaccinations are required for visiting Scotland
  • You can drink the water from the rivers on our tours, 
following the instructions of your guide
  • Purification 
tablets will be available should you require them
  • Guides are fully trained first aiders

You should always consult your own doctor or physician before travelling to new countries to seek their advice on matters concerning your health abroad.

Your health and safety is on tour our top priority so when you travel with us you also have the peace of mind knowing that you will be covered by Global Rescue emergency medical and evacuation services.

+Currency + foreign exchange

The currency in Scotland is GBP (£), and this is the only currency that will be accepted, without exception. Where we will be travelling there are few banks, but most restaurant and shops accept credit card. It is, however, a good idea to have a small amount of cash (£50 per person) with you at all times, as a back-up.


It is not compulsory to tip your guides or drivers in Scotland, but if you feel that you have had a good service or experience, you can tip at your discretion.

+Holiday insurance

You are required as a condition of booking to be insured against medical and personal accident risks. In this policy you must include cover for mountain biking and we recommend that you take out a policy which covers cancellation and baggage.

We work closely with WorldNomads whose policies are specially designed for mountain bike holidays. You can arrange your insurance cover directly with them and we ask that you send us your policy details.

Please note: if you have arranged your own holiday insurance, you must bring a copy of your policy with you on your mountain bike holiday with us.

Please note: a mountain biking adventure is a living thing, being influenced by multiple factors such as changing weather conditions, group riding abilities, trail damage, to name a few. Your local guides are experts in guiding mountain bikers in the Highlands of Scotland and will be continually assessing these factors and making tweaks to the itinerary where necessary to ensure that every member of the group has the best possible experience.

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by iain mackenzie on Torridon + Skye Scotland
awesome rides

Thanks to the full team at H+I. From the Saturday morning meet and greet till the final meal on Friday night i cant fault one moment. Been the lone Scot on tour does seem strange but im the one who gained loads of information on the great rides on offer and whats required to do them be it bike detail or fitness!!!Our guide for the week was Jono...who was very organised patient knowledgeable and friendly towards all his clients.. superb job Dude!! a Scot who has never ridden in Morvich or Torridon well lets just say i was blown away massively stoked!!!on climbs and especially the descents big rock good technical turns big slab rock they had the lot!!!!Great job guys keep up the superb job you lot are doing

by Jeff H. from Arizona on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Fantastic trip

What a fantastic trip! Euan, Catherine and the rest of the team really worked hard to make this adventure come together so well. Coming from the desert in the Southwestern U.S. the rain, cool weather and misty landscapes were a welcome change. Sure it was wet, but as Euan said, "If it did not rain this much in Scotland, it would not look like it does". It does looks amazing, with more shades of green than I have ever seen before in my life. The trip was very professional with the relaxed attitude that any mountain biker would appreciate. We had an awesome group and it felt like riding with my favorite crew back home. The accommodations and food were amazing every single night. Every place we stayed had lots of options for food and drink. I never had a bad meal. As far as the riding goes, the Advanced + rating for this route is very accurate. This trip is for experienced riders for sure. The climbs and hike a bike sections were emotional, but worth it for the steep, technical, long and fast descents. Euan tailored our ride based on the weather conditions and we changed up the schedule a little which made each day suit us perfectly. He kind of knows a thing or two about Scotland. Also, we rented bikes from H+I and they were awesome. Brand new Yeti 27.5's. Perfectly maintained and exactly the right bike for the terrain. I was very skeptical about not riding my own steed on such a demanding trip but on the first day they got the bikes dialed in for us and they were perfect. We did a few extra days sightseeing on the front and back end of the trip and it made traveling so much easier without having to worry about the bike. I would highly recommend this option. Anyway, thanks again to H+I, you guys killed it! I look forward to doing another one next year!

Amazing Scotland

This was easily one of my favorite mountain biking adventures! The staff at H+I put a great deal of work into making your experience seamless, and have a great time while doing it! The terrain in Scotland was just surreal, so beautiful and rugged. Amazing biking! It’s a Bummer not to be riding through the Phantom mists and Tolkien like mountains right now! My group is already planning our next trip with H+I.

Epic Torridon and Skye

This is a Bike Tour with a capital B. H+I Adventures did an amazing job putting this together. Very professional and friendly from the first contact to the last goodbyes. You feel very welcome already with pre-trip materials sent to you before the trip.I did the trip in May 2016 and the weather was with us all week, not a single drop of rain during the week. The trip included variable trails from flowy singletracks in Fort Williams to open mountain trails in Torridon. The trip is categorized as Advanced+ and that it was too. Long mountain days require good physical condition and for rocky technical trails you need to know how to dance with your bike. This was what I was after and I surely got it. I can still remember the feeling and views at the top of the mountain before starting 10km decend down. The landscape and views in Scotland are just amazing, truly epic. A very nice collection of accomodation and restaurants visited during the week. The other members of the group were really nice and the whole trip felt like a trip with good friends. Euan as our guide always did what was the best for the group. He picked the most suitable trails for us and was always there to give a hand if any technical problems with you bike. With H+I Adventures you can just do what you love, ride the bike, all the rest is taken care of. Surely not my last one with them.It was marvellous! Thanks Catherine and Euan

by Romy + Alain from Luxembourg on Torridon + Skye Scotland
It never rains in Scotland

A big thank you to the H+I team that made this unforgettable week possible for us. The combination of trails, accommodation and local food was perfect. Also I am very thankful that the guides helped me improve my riding skills without putting any pressure at any time. Six days of dry and sunny trails in the beautiful highlands. We will never forget this ride!!

Epic Experience in the Scottish Highlands

I would generally argue the term ‘epic’ is over used in this day and age, however in the case of the Torridon + Skye mountain biking tour, its really the only term I can come up with that suits. I’ve been in Scotland for a year and a half, and have done a fair share of mountain biking whilst living here, and yet all of the trails we explored were new to me with scenery that took my breath away. I found myself uttering again and again “This is unreal!!”: I think that really says something about the magic of this trip. The trails themselves were challenging in both endurance and technical aspects, but in that perfect amount such that you find yourself in a tired and sweaty heap at the end of the day but unable to wipe the grin off your face. Turns out that sense of achievement also fuels a well-earned appetite allowing you to fully appreciate the delicious meals that await your return from the trails. As magic as the combination of scenery, heavenly trails and amazing food were, it didn’t come together by magic: The H+I team did an incredible job of ensuring everything ran smoothly right from the get go, really professional, helpful and relaxed. Catherine was super helpful in the preparation for our trip and our guide Euan was a wealth of local knowledge, always had a variety of trail options on offer depending on what we wanted to do that day and kept spirits high even when the rain showed up. Thanks to the whole H+I team for a truly unforgettable experience, hope to ride with you again one day!

Epic and amazing trip!!

Just completed this tour a few weeks ago. From start to finish the trip was phenomenal. Catherine did a great job setting things up and getting us there. Euan took over on the mountains with help from Kevin. Everything ran like clockwork. Great information and support all the way along. My skills improved and I learned a lot. The trails with weather and all were tough but so amazing. Great way to discover and explore the Highlands of Scotland. Im hooked and coming back to H & I for more as soon as possible. 10 out of 10. Thanks H & I for exceeding my expectations and for a fabulous adventure.

by Chris & Tara on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Exceeded Expectations

Been home a few weeks now and reflecting on our trip and it was an amazing adventure. The trails were difficult yet so rewarding and the scenery was awe-inspiring...if not a wee bit wet. Euan and his crew were top notch, professional, and fun guides. The accommodations and food exceeded expectations (we even loved the haggis). This trip was an amazing way to experience the Scottish Highlands. Looking forward to our next trip with H+I adventures!


WOW - Time is running. Already back home. I am still dreaming of the awesome and epic trip. Take me back, please....
It was a pleasure riding the trails in Scotland with Euan and his crew. H+I Adventures is very professional and always try to meet the expectations of the customers.
- special requests (gluten free meals e.g.) are welcome and they take care of it
- very good & professional guiding (even in "very wet" situations with a kind word and smile :))
- good combination of trail centers & wild trails
- delicious food & beer 🙂 (really good choice of restaurants!)
- the nature is amazing (unforgettable)
Keep it up guys!

by Craig Mellin on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Still Recovering 2 weeks later

Had an amazing 1 week trip. Still recovering! Great job.

by Frank, USA on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Well done!

Well I've been back from trip for a month now and all i can think about is what an amazing time that I had experienced 🙂 🙂 There was not one part of the trip that I did not enjoy. Although a bit challenging at times, I feel a great sense of accomplishment! Euan is an outstanding guide and person...always bringing out the best in people...he makes it look so easy! While I am back here in my office...I shall close my eyes and imagine that I am riding in your "office" with the H&I team and all the good people that I met along the way...I'll will surely spread the word...and be back again!

by Sam + Nadége, Switzerland on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Awesome backcountry Scotland

Lived up to all expectations and a few more can be added:
- very cool and professional guide
- exceptional choice of cute accomodation
- exceptional places to eat
- daily routine very relaxing (we have participated in multi day stage
races and often suffered from stressful daily routines)

by Nikki and Carl, UK on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Torridon & Skye adventure

Thanks H&I Adventures for another incredible weeks holiday. Loved every minute, especially the big mountain days, was great to explore and ride those hidden parts of Scotland most people never get to see. We feel very lucky. Quality food and accommodation and loads of personal touches (won't forget those giant cookies on the last day) Thanks for a memorable and happy holiday. Can't wait to ride with you again some time soon!

Such good times

This great trip had it all. A super cool crew made for what felt like never ending laughter. Great weather. The way the trip was planned let you get a good feel for the "real" Scotland, which by the way is sick. Super nice people and the landscape is unreal.

And then there is the riding. The ascents doesn't even feel that bad here. Perhaps it's the views that makes you forget about the lactic acid, or just the fact that the descents are so good. The highlands host a great mix of technical and flowy stuff keep you on your toes at all times. I guess these trails can be ridden by most people, but being comfortable on the tricky stuff is the way to go to get maximum enjoyment out of a trip like this.

Here is a video and some pictures from our trip:

by Skye Walker on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Epic Adventure

To say the Torridon & Skye trip is epic is an understatement. Your senses are constantly being blown away by the amazing views, awesome trails and dramatic landscapes.

H&I Adventures is a class act- our awesome guide Euan was always making sure everyone was enjoying themselves and pushing their abilities to new levels in some of the most technical terrain around. We had a solid crew of guys from around the world and we had full days of insane riding and laid back evenings with great food, lots of laughs and we were stoked to wake up each day for more.

I became a better rider, made some new friends and left Scotland stunned at it's beauty and majesty. Make sure you train for this trip though, it's not for beginners.

You won't regret taking this amazing MTB trip of a lifetime!

by Captain America on Torridon + Skye Scotland
good stuff

Euan runs a choice show here. Professional, yet laid-back at the same time. He was interested in everyone having a great holiday. I could have dealt without the bloody midgies, but everything else was awesome! This was my first time with the company on the Torridon & Skye tour.

After a day getting the bike dialed in, we did bigger and bigger rides. We saw everything from buff singletrack to gnarley technical. I recommend this trip to solid intermediates and advanced riders only. Good times!

Torridon & Skye

I really had a very good time.
The trails and landscape are awesome.
I’m very satisfied with the great organization (accommodation, transport, restaurants).
The guides are very friendly, helpful. They improved my MTB-skills and I had a lot of fun.
Many thanks and I’m looking forward to rock the Highlands again!

by LAMBERT Rémy on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Excellent trip

Excellent trip. We spent a very good time, not because of the weather but mostly because the guides and the organisation where fantastic. The scenery is beautiful.
The only small detail is that I would like more intensive riding, and maybe more homogenous groups. But I will keep a very good memory of this trip. I love Scotland. Thank you H&I Adventures!

Torridon & Skye

Amazing trip from beginning to end!!! Trails were challenging and fun. The scenery is inspiring and absolutely beautiful. The guides were knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly and I'm a better rider today because of them. Even the food and accommodations were great! Best of all, I now have some new riding buddies to go on future trips with. H&I Adventures took care of everything perfectly!

Torridon & Skye

My first trip with H&I Adventures also, but definitely not my last. I completely agree with Chris and Jonno - the trails, scenery, accomodations, food and guides were all awesome. Unreal value for the cost of the trip and my fitness and technical skills were definitely increased and put to the test. Making some new good friends was just icing on the cake - can't say enough about this trip!

by chris-cycleworld on Torridon + Skye Scotland

This was my first trip with H&I Adventures and I will strongly recommend them to customers and friends alike. The guides/ accomodation/ food/ trails/ organisation were all skill levels have increased and I've got some new international mates! It was all great value for money...thanks again guys!

Torridon and Skye

This was my 4th time with H&I adventures and it was epic. Our guides Alex & Tim were outstanding, the weather was the real Scotland, the trails wild and rugged particularly Torridon, which I have history with! I love the outdoors and have a love of Scotland. I highly recommend it!

Torridon and Skye

We had fantastic weather, only a wee bit of the real Scottish stuff. It was a nice way to see a very dramatic landscape. We had some really fun rocky singletrack to ride, both up and down. Torridon was great riding. The accommodation were some very friendly B&B's, and Euan, our guide, instructor and Scottish historian, kept us well fed (boy that pudding was good) and well connected (there's wifi almost everywhere). It was a very memorable holiday with new and old friends.

by Gord Parker on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Torridon and Skye

The weather that Euan arranged for the tour was outstanding, 25C and sunny many of the days. And his knowledge of the trails and places was pretty good too 😉

Seriously though, it was a really great trip. The trails were ones we probably never would have found otherwise, and they were empty of people but full of amazing sights to behold.

Euan kept us safe and sound and set us up with great logistics all week. We even got some riding hints to build skills.

Torridon and Skye

Had an awwwwwsome mtb holiday with H&I Adventures. Couldn't imagine a better way to learn and see more of the real Scotland.

Nearly everything was fine, accommodation was extraordinary, the food (didn't know there is good food in scotland;)) was really really good. The guide(s) were great, the trails were challenging, awesome and a great adventure. Even the day at the UCI Downhill finals in Fort William was great!

Just had a great week in Scotland, thanks for that.

Torridon and Skye

An amazing bike trip. Best way to know awesome landscapes, trails and people. and all of it put together with a fantastic guide. The food and acommodation are really good.

The Torridon area is unforgetable and what can I to say of Skye.... uffff.
If you are thinking about this trip, no doubt any more, do it!!

by Cole Zehnder on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Torridon and Skye

It wasn't just an ordinary biketrip - it was also a fascinating journey into the heart of scotland! From the first moment we felt that this is a unique experience - like being on the road with good friends!
If you not only like to ride some challenging trails with stunning views, but also like to really get to know the country and the people, this is your trip! Accomodations (handpicked B&Bs) are
great and of course the food is awesome (seafood with a dark ale just matches perfectly)!

by Claire Nolan on Torridon + Skye Scotland
Skye and Torridon

A fantastic trip! In fact, this was the second holiday I had booked through H&I Adventures, and just as in the first, the quality of the trails and guiding was outstanding. The two big descents in Torridon were incredible. My biking skills even improved through both trips thanks to the guides advice. Overall, terrific riding, accommodation and food. Very highly recommended.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) mountain biking Torridon and Skye

  • Q. How many people will be in the group?

We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible, and there will generally be between five and eight people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our Torridon + Skye Scotland mountain bike vacation is four.

  • Q. What’s the age range of people who come on this holiday?

The Torridon + Skye Scotland adventure caters for a wide age range; typically between 30- and 55-years-old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! As long as you have a good level of physical fitness and excellent bike handling skills you will enjoy this mountain bike tour no matter what your age.

  • Q. What style of mountain biking vacation is it?

The Torridon + Skye adventure is a guided mountain bike vacation, ideal for advanced+ mountain bikers. You’ll ride our guides’ favourite trails, which are also the most technically challenging in the UK, in some of the most remote and dramatic scenery in Scotland.

  • Q. How far will we be mountain biking each day?

The distances we cover each day range from 35km to 60km, in accordance with the technical difficulty of the trails: the easier stages of the route are longer. The technical difficulty of the trails increases each day, so you can practice your technique and increase your confidence as you progress through the tour. Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s mountain biking and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.

  • Q. Do we have to carry all our gear with us?

No, you only need to carry a day pack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next B&B each day, and have it ready and waiting in your room when you arrive.

  • Q. What if I come across a section of trail I can’t ride?

Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your Torridon + Skye adventure. If there is a section that you would prefer not to ride, then you can simply hop off your bike and walk. You won’t be the only one to walk certain sections and it’s not a competition in biking ability; it’s a mountain bike holiday!

  • Q. Who will be guiding us?

Your mountain bike guides are local, qualified, experienced professionals who have a real passion for mountain biking and for the fabulous outdoor playground that is the Highlands of Scotland. Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. Meet your guides in Scotland….

  • Q. What sort of accommodation will we be staying in?

On this Torridon + Skye Scotland mountain bike vacation you will be staying in 3 and 4-star B&Bs, guest houses and small hotels. We use the best quality accommodation in each area, and favour small, family-run establishments over large chain hotels. You’ll often be staying in family homes, which gives you the chance to get to know the local people of the Highlands of Scotland.

  • Q. Which meals are included in the tour price?

All breakfasts are included in the price of the tour, and you’ll enjoy fantastic breakfasts at each accommodation which will set you up well for each day in the saddle. Lunch and dinner are not included in the trip price. Each morning we will pick up our own provisions for lunch, and we’ll carry this with us on the trail. We can cater for most dietary requirements. We’ll have dinner in a local pub, café or restaurant in the evening. This means that everyone can choose exactly what they want for lunch and dinner and only pay for their own choices. You should allow around £25-£35 per day for lunches and dinners.

  • Q. What type of mountain bike is best for the trip?

A good quality full suspension mountain bike with around 150mm travel front and rear will be ideal for this mountain bike tour. The terrain you will be riding is rough in places and you will feel more comfortable on a full suspension bike for the duration of the trip. We can arrange bike hire for you for the duration of your trip and we have a limited number of fantastic Yeti SB5s available on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Q. What clothes and kit should I bring?

The weather in Scotland is changeable at any time of the year, so you must make sure that you have a waterproof jacket that you can ride in, and you should also bring plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, a warm jacket for the evenings, padded undershorts, and shoes specific for cycling. Read the full kit list to find out what you need to pack for your Torridon + Skye trip.

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