Welcome to Scotland, the land that produced Sir Chris Hoy, Philippa York, Rober Millar et al. Frankly, if the beautiful backdrops and challenging trails were good enough for those guys, they’re certainly good enough for you.
Scotland boasts a long and rich history with cycling, and it’s not hard to see why. The hills, forests, and lochs all provide exciting routes that provide a great sense of achievement upon completion. Loch Leven, the Assynt Archiltibuie Circular, and Isle of Bute are just three stunning examples.
Official races run from January through to the end of November and include track, hill climbs, time trials, closed circuits, and stage races among many others. The Tour de Lauder and Ski-an-duro are two that serious enthusiasts will want to complete at least once in their lifetimes.
While cycling is popular throughout the year, those wanting a more relaxed cycling holiday will probably want to visit in the summer months as the winter weather is about as enjoyable as having to fix a broken tyre.
Cycling holidays in Scotland tick all the boxes. The beautiful country is blessed with stunning landscapes, a mixture of easy and challenging routes, and thousands of cycling enthusiasts that can provide insight. And when you’re finished for the day, refuelling with some shortbread and a tea is sure to warm your soul.
Whether it’s the short journey of Edinburgh’s City Centre to the Shore or 300km ride from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis along route 780, Bonnie Scotland has a cycling adventure for everyone!