Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland

Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland

By: Sean Benz (author)Paperback

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This guidebook to mountain biking routes in North and North West Scotland describes 25 MTB routes north of the Great Glen, Covering a large geographical area, including Fort William, Rannoch Moor, Glen Spean, Ben Nevis, Sutherland, Torridon and Skye, the routes give a real flavour of the variety of different bike riding available. The routes range from 19.5km to 73.25km, graded moderate to very hard. Many are long and committing, so good preparation and fitness are essential, and in some cases a willingness to "hike and bike". Each route has a clear and detailed route description along with 1:50,000 OS mapping and a height profile. All routes have key information, including distance on and off-road, ascent, grade, time and the nearest pub and cafe. There is also advice on equipment, planning and preparation, and maintenance, before you hit the trails. Scotland is rightly regarded as one of the world's top mountain bike destinations, with magnificent riding and stunning scenery. From the self-proclaimed Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William, to the majesty of the Outdoor Hebrides, this guide you will access some of the wildest and remote parts of Scotland, offering scintillating single track, challenging descents, incredible mountain vistas and many rewarding days in the saddle.

About Author

Sean has been adventuring by bike from an early age, weaving and racing through Liverpool's alleyways and allotments. With Scottish roots, countless holidays were spent north of the border, and eventually Scotland became home. Sean's mountain bike adventures have extended to Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia, although one place remains dear, and that's the Scottish Highlands and Islands. From mountain bike races, adventure races, outdoor education and guided mountain bike trips as a qualified Scottish Mountain Bike Leader, he has built an extensive knowledge base of the area.


Map key Overview map Route summary table Introduction Getting there and around Accommodation Equipment Food and drink Rest and recovery Using this guide Planning and preparation Rider responsibility The West Route 1 West Highland XC Route 2 Ballachulish Blast Route 3 Tour of Ben Nevis Route 4 In the Shadow of Ben Nevis Route 5 Cow Hill Route 6 Fersit and Strathossian Route 7 Ardverikie Adventure Route 8 On the Wild Side of Loch Lochy Route 9 Loch Lundie Route 10 Morvern Mini Route 11 Morvern Monster The North West Route 12 Orrin Reservoir Route 13 Strathfarrar Fling Route 14 Wild in Strathconon Route 15 Glenuaig Grind Route 16 Slioch Singletrack Route 17 The Three Cols of Torridon Route 18 Tour of Ben Damph Route 19 Slattadale Rockride Route 20 Long Road to Ullapool Route 21 Northern Exposure The Islands Route 22 Through the Cuillin Route 23 The Cleared Villages Route 24 High in the Harris Hills Route 25 The Postman's Track Appendices Appendix A Bike shops Appendix B Accident and emergency units Appendix C Gaelic language Appendix D Accommodation Appendix E Tourist information centres

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781852847463
  • Format: Paperback, Other Formats
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781852847463
  • weight: 270
  • ISBN10: 1852847468

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