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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in the Scottish Highlands

Mountain biking in the Scottish Highlands is a fantastic outdoor activity to enjoy while staying with us at Eagle Brae, and we can help you plan the perfect route. With both family-friendly trails and more challenging routes nearby. Whether you want to cycle on or off road, long or short distance, as a group or individually. 

We have good quality mountain bikes available here for hire on a daily or weekly basis. So, if you’re unable to bring your own bike along, you don’t have to miss out on the amazing rides all around us. Our bikes come in five sizes, from child to adult, and helmet hire is included with each bike.

Spectacular Biking Trails

Planning your Cycle Route

Eagle Brae is located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world. There’s no better way to get out and see it than on two wheels, and there are some superb routes within a half-hour drive of our location.

In particular, up Glen Strathfarrar. A unique opportunity to cycle a 17-mile tarmac sealed road, with almost no vehicular traffic. Making it both peaceful and safe for children. It’s easy to turn back at any point, so you can vary the length of your route easily.

Glen Affric is also a great place to cycle, and the Forestry Commission have some forest trails, for those who wish to cycle off the tarmac. With a wide range of routes, there’s everything from gentle family tracks to challenging terrain and long-distance rides.

The Abriachan Trails are just north of Loch Ness. This forest area includes 14 kms of managed mountain biking trails, named the Kelpies’ Trails. This is mainly a family-friendly biking area. It has a range of trails for different levels and a fun obstacle course. 

Starting from Beauly, the Beauly Firth Loop is a popular cycle route, which follows 26 miles around the firth. Go around at low tide for the best chance of spotting wildlife and historic points of interest. This route includes some roads with busy traffic, so is recommended for confident cyclists.

For a long-distance challenge, the Loch Ness 360° Trail is a wonderful cycle route, looping around the whole of Scotland’s most famous loch. Connecting up the Great Glen Way with the South Loch Ness Trail, it passes through many Loch Ness villages and attractions. The full 80-mile circuit takes around 3 days to complete by bike, or you can choose one or two smaller sections to ride. 

Please chat to our team if you need any help in planning your cycle route.

Mountain Bike Rental Holidays

Hire a Bike at Eagle Brae 

Availability: all year.

Prices 2020: £25 per bike per day, or £100 for a week. Includes helmet hire. Bikes available in 5 sizes.

To find out more about mountain bike hire at Eagle Brae, contact us here or call us on 01463 761301.