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Availability mountain biking holidays in Scotland 2013

It’s July already, the Tour de France is underway and everyone’s enjoying cycle fever and (hopefully) some good weather, so we thought we’d give you a round-up of the remaining availability on our fabulous mountain biking holidays in Scotland for the rest of this year.

Many of our trips are sold out for 2013, but we still have some fantastic options for you on mountain biking holidays in Scotland, so whether you’re a mad keen mountain biker looking for the best riding available, or you just enjoy seeing new places on your bike, we’ll have something to help you scratch that itch!

Mountain biking holidays in Scotland 2013

Mountain biking in Torridon, coast-to-coast Scotland

A tough, but rewarding ride on day 5

Coast-to-coast Scotland, 17th – 24th August

By popular demand, we’ve added an extra date for our epic coast-to-coast Scotland mountain biking adventure, on August 17th – 24th. All other dates are sold out this year, and we’re taking bookings for 2014, so this is your last chance to experience our cross-Highland challenge in 2013!

This week-long mountain biking holiday will see you riding nearly 250km, 95% off-road, from the east coast town of Bonar Bridge and ending your week at the stunning fishing village of Applecross, and Scotland’s Pub of the Year 2012 the Applecross Inn.

Read all the details of our coast-to-coast Scotland mountain biking holiday and book your place now!

Fresh local scallops from Scotland

Fresh local scallops from Scotland

Tastes and Trails of Scotland, 24th – 31st August

If you enjoy life at a slower pace and like the sound of combining the best local food and drink in Scotland, with stunning scenery, rich Highland culture and history, then our Tastes and Trails of Scotland adventure will be just your cup of tea!

This week-long adventure includes a ride on the Jacobite Express steam train (aka Hogwarts’ Express) from Fort William to Mallaig, lunch at the Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge on Skye, distillery tour and whisky tasting, a visit to the famous Eilean Donan castle, and some beautiful coastal walks and bike rides.

You’ll find all the information and tour photos on our website, and you can also book your place online too. We look forward to sharing the secrets of the west coast with you!

Torridon and Skye, Scotland, August 31st – September 7th

Mountain biking on the Isle of Skye

Hike-a-bike on Skye

If you’re an experienced mountain biker looking for the best, most technical trails in spectacular scenery, then our Torridon and Skye mountain biking holiday in Scotland will be right up your street. The landscapes of the west coast of Scotland consist of rocks formed billions of years ago and changed over the millennia by continental divides, volcanic activity and the ice age. What this means to us mountain bikers is that we get to ride the crème-de-la-crème of trails; not just in the UK but also in Europe!

Follow in the tracks of downhill champion Steve Peat, and trials stars Danny MacAskill and Hans Rey on this week-long mountain biking extravaganza in Scotland, from August 31st to September 7th.

If you need further convincing, watch the video of our trip with these three mountain biking legends, then read the tour details and book your place online!

And if you’re super-organised, we’ve published 2014 dates for our mountain biking holidays in Scotland, so you can secure your place in advance and look forward to an unforgettable adventure in Scotland next year!


National Geographic Adventure puts Torridon & Skye in their bucket list!

We’re over the moon to see our mountain bike adventure in Torridon and Skye in National Geographic Adventure’s 2013 ‘Ultimate Adventure Bucket List’!

Hans Rey mountain biking in Scotland

Mountain biking in Scotland at its best, Torridon and Skye

This magnificent mountain biking experience in Scotland should be on every mountain bike enthusiast’s bucket list, and comes on recommendation from Scotland’s own trials star Danny MacAskill, who rode with us in Torridon and Skye in 2010 (watch the video) and listed this tour as his ‘Must-do Trip’.

Danny says of the jagged peaks that pierce the skyline in this part of Scotland’s west coast:

“They’re like mini-Alps, with a really bare, rugged, lunar-like landscape full of amazing mountain biking trails.”

If the best mountain biking in Scotland is on your bucket list for 2013, join us on one of our three scheduled mountain bike tours in Torridon and Skye next year and find out what all the fuss is about!


Last chance to book your mountain bike tour for 2013 at 2012 prices!

Mountain biking in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Stopping for photos of the castle on Loch an Eilean in the Cairngorms

We’re currently reviewing the price of all our mountain bike tours in Scotland and will be making increases in November for next year, so this is your last chance to book your mountain bike vacation for 2013 at current 2012 prices!

Perhaps you’ve been spending too many hours watching the spell-binding video for our mountain bike tour in Torridon and Skye with Danny MacAskill, Hans Rey and Steve Peat? Or reading the increasing number of great reviews for our epic coast-to-coast challenge?

Maybe you like to enjoy fine local food and drink as much as you like biking, and have been dreaming of our Tastes and Trails of Scotland adventure? Or fancy a mountain bike vacation that also includes canoeing and wildlife, like our Cairngorms Adventure tour?

Whatever your mountain biking style or passion for adventure, if you’re planning to take a mountain bike vacation next year you’ve only got a few weeks to secure your place and save a little money by avoiding the price increase on our mountain bike tours for 2013.

So, what are you waiting for?! Stop dreaming and start booking that unforgettable mountain bike tour with us!


Mountain biking in Scotland reaches the Netherlands

Dutch magazine ‘Up/Down mountain bike’ has just gone to press with our Steve Peat, Danny MacAskill and Hans Rey feature Mountain biking on Skye and Torridon, Scotlandthat we shot on our Torridon and Skye tour.  If you missed this feature you can watch the video here and read the trip story here.

If you would like to join this trip in 2012, you can see the trip information here.


Mountain biking in Scotland on TV

Mountain Biking in Scotland Hits Sky TV

Steve, Danny and Hans ride away from the helicopter

Steve, Danny and Hans leave helicopter behind and blast down the trail

Sky Sports have launched their new series, Cycle Sports World, with a two part documentary following Steve Peat,

Danny MacAskill and Hans Rey on their ‘three mountain bike legends’ Scotland trip around Torridon and Skye with Scotland’s mountain bike holiday experts, Highlands and Islands Adventures.

We’ve managed to get our hands on the footage so you can watch exclusive interviews with Steve Peat, Danny MacAskill and Hans Rey during their epic mountain bike adventure in Scotland, mountain biking the best trails and enjoying the finest whisky that the west coast of Scotland has to offer.

If you want to follow in the tracks of these three mountain bike legends and book your own mountain bike holiday in Scotland contact Highlands and Islands Adventures

Episode 1

Episode 2

For further information on Cycle Sports World viewing times


Fantastic 5 page feature in ‘Outer Edge Magazine’, Australia

Outside magazine based in Australia are running a feature in their latest issue, on our mountain bike holiday on the west coast of Scotland, mainly based around Torridon and Skye.

Follow the link below to read full article (in pdf form)



H and I Adventures, Peaty, Danny, and Hans Rey on TV

Mountain bike legends to kick off new Sky Sports cycling series

You’ve read the story, you’ve seen the pictures and the preview video…. now watch the full account of our trip through Torridon and Skye with three mountain bike legends; Steve Peat, Danny MacAskill and Hans Rey.

Sky Sports is launching a new series called Cycle Sports World and the Scotland trip is featuring in the first two episodes.

You’ll get to see exclusive interviews with the three legends as they join us on our Mountain biking in Torridonweek-long Torridon and Skye mountain bike holiday to see why everyone’s raving about mountain biking on Scotland’s rugged west coast.  Follow them as they ride the best trails that we could throw at them, drink local whisky and sit around the camp fire sharing stories in this two part mountain biking extravaganza.

The first instalment will be aired at 19.00hrs on 22nd February on Sky Sports 3

The second instalment will air at 19.00hrs on 1st March on Sky Sports 4.

If you want to follow in their tyre tracks, have a look at our 2011 Torridon and Skye dates and book the best mountain bike holiday of the year!

Original press release here.


Mountain bike holiday picture auction ends!

Our auction of a signed picture of Hans Rey, Danny MacAskill and Steve Peat during a mountain bike trip in the Highlands with us, has ended.  The lucky winner Barry McCauley who donated £230 to the Wheels4life charity can enjoy hanging the picture on the wall knowing that he has helped two people in the developing world gain access to a bike!

If you missed the auction, don’t worry you can still donate money by visiting the wheels4life charity website.


Peaty, Hans Rey and Danny MacAskill signed picture auction

Don’t miss your chance to bid for a one-of-a-kind, signed photo of three mountain bike legends; Hans Rey, Steve Peat and Danny MacAskill, taken on their recent trip to Scotland with us. Their five day mountain bike trip around the Highlands included a heli-drop in Torridon, where the photo was taken.

The trio signed the picture, taken by expert mtb photographer Andy McCandlish, and a copy of World Champion Peaty’s new book to raise money through this auction for Hans’ charity, Wheels4Life.  The charity provides bikes for people in developing countries in need of transportation to get to work or to school, or to get the medical attention they need, so your money will go to a very worthwhile cause.

You’ll find the video, write up and photos of the trip at

The auction is due to start on August 1st on eBay and will run for 10 days, and if you need further convincing go to

Ebay auction page

All proceeds go to the Wheels4Life charity. Give a bike; change a life.

Peaty, Hans and Danny picture and book auction