Ride a classic Scottish coast to coast mountain bike route on the Great Glen Way - one-way hire prices starting from £40.
The Great Glen Way is a long distance path running 73 miles from Fort William on the west coast to Inverness on the east. The Great Glen is a series of glens filled by lochs which are linked by the Caledonian Canal. Depending on the route chosen, this classic coast to coast trip can either offer a challenge to experienced mountain bikers, or offer many scenic miles of quiet (often traffic-free) roads.
Cycling the Great Glen from west coast to east coast is the most popular choice as you have the prevailing wind behind you and start with the easier sections of the route. The route is waymarked and for the most part follows the Caledonian Canal. There are however some challenging sections where the route climbs high above the banks of Loch Ness for spectacular views. Our high quality mountain bikes are recommended if you intend following this section of the route - though there are less challenging, but equally spectacular, alternative routes on the east side of Loch Ness and we offer touring bikes more suitable to those as well.
We recommend tackling the route over three or four days, with overnight stops in the villages of Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.
Our hire shop is based in Inverlochy, Fort William, right on the Great Glen Way itself. To make organising your trip easier, we offer a one-way service for only £25 extra per bike in conjunction with Ticket to Ride Highlands. Ticket to Ride are similarly located right on the Way in Inverness, a few hundred metres from the official end of the way at Inverness Castle. We also have the flexibility to collect your bikes from your accommodation in Inverness and can arrange transport back to Fort William for you as well as your bikes.
Please contact us (redirects to our new site) for further advice on the Way or to book your trip.
If you are looking for a supported holiday package with accommodation arranged, then talk to our friends at Macs Adventures.