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  • Cycling Holiday in Scotland
    Our Cycling Holiday in Scotland

Come and explore the Highlands of Scotland by bike. We've been helping people with their Scottish cycling holidays since we hired out our first bike in 2007. Since then we have grown the bike hire fleet, expanded the team and developed new transport, luggage storage and bag transfer services for cyclists and walkers.

We are a small team with a broad range of cycling experience. Our hard work and honest advice has been recognised in many five star reviews on sites like Tripadvisor.

"We want you to enjoy cycling in Scotland as much as we do."

COVID Info

2020 brought us a great deal of uncertainty, anxiety and just plain "bad news". It seems like a bit of a dream now but sandwiched between periods of lockdown there were weeks where we welcomed many last-minute bookers of Scottish cycling holidays. There is more info on our COVID precautions here. We hope for better from 2021 but wait to see what restrictions we will operate under and when we can expect visitors to return to the Highlands.

It is still not possible to make holiday bookings with a high degree of certainty but you should not delay planning your cycling holiday in Scotland. We don't often "sell out" of hire bikes altogether but there are quite small quantities of some types and sizes so making an enquiry early is always advisable. Capacity on our cyclist transport service is also finite and with a lot of bookings from 2020 rescheduled into 2021 there are plenty days where we are already at the limit. In the more remote areas like the North Coast 500 and Hebridean Way it is likely that accommodation will be the commodity where supply does not meet demand, so once again make those enquiries now to avoid disappointment.

We expect the appeal of the Scottish Highlands to be stronger than ever but don't get the impression that there will be crowds. It is the relative paucity of accommodation in the more sparsely populated parts of the Highlands that necessitates early booking rather than the absolute volume of visitors.

Coronavirus Info

While we prepare for re-opening in April (fingers crossed) we are mainly working remotely and with a skeleton crew. Please help us to help you by:

  • booking ahead
  • using online booking and email whenever possible
  • add info@TicketToRideHighlands.co.uk to your contacts
  • check spam/junk folder for our reply
  • phone only if you have to

It's hard to answer the phone at times but colleagues working remotely can usually deal with emails quite quickly.

Cycling Holidays

Many of our customers have planned their trips using our information for self-guided Scottish cycling holidays. Our suggested itineraries are now being updated with smartphone app navigation from RideWithGPS and improved tools to find accommodation for cyclists.

There are many ways to plan a cycling vacation in Scotland. You can do all your own research and route planning, use our suggested routes and accommodation finder or book through our tour operator partners for the full package tour service. All our cycling holiday itineraries >>>

Explore our self-guided cycling holidays

Speyside

Cycling at Grantown on Spey Scotland
  • 7 days
  • Hybrid Bike
  • On Road
  • Hilly
  • Bag transfers recommended

Loch Ness 360

Riding a mountain bike on the Great Glen Way above Loch Ness, Scotland UK
  • 3 or 4 days
  • Mountain Bike
  • On and Off Road
  • Very hilly
  • Bag transfers recommended

North Coast 500

Cycling to Stoer Head Lighthouse on the North Coast 500 cycle route.
  • 4 - 14 days
  • Road or Hybrid Bike
  • On Road
  • Very hilly
  • Bag transfers unavailable

All our cycling holiday itineraries >>>

Bike Hire

Our bike hire service in Inverness is at the core of everything we do. We are bike hire specialists, dedicated to providing great quality bikes of the right size and right type for your adventure. Our bikes are new each year and serviced methodically betwen trips by our team of qualified bike mechanics.

Booking ahead is strongly advised to make sure your choice of road, hybrid or mountain bike will be ready and wating for you at the start of your Scottish cycling adventure.

Explore our bike hire selection

HYBRID

Hybrid trekking bike hire in Inverness

Hybrid bikes are much quicker than MTBs on the road but can cope with well maintained tracks too. They are ideal for a cycle tour of the Highlands. more>>>

ROAD

Road bike hire in Inverness

Explore farther and faster with our Trek Checkpoint road bike hire. Perfect hire bikes for the North Coast 500 cycle route. more>>>

MOUNTAIN

Mountain bike hire in Inverness

For the Great Glen Way and off-road routes a mountain bike with disc brakes and suspension will help you keep control when it matters. more>>>

All our hire bikes and accessories >>>

Cyclist Transport

Our bike hire workshop in Inverness is a great start/finish location for many Scottish cycling holidays. For some trips it is a better idea to use our cyclist taxi service to make sure you spend your holiday time efficiently and maximise the cycling time in the best of the terrain.

Explore our cyclist transport services

HEBRIDES

Ullapool to Oban Bike Bus
Ullapool / Oban Bike Bus

Ferry transfers for cyclists cycling the Hebridean Way NCN780 more>>>

DURNESS

Durness Bike Bus
Durness Bike Bus

Cyclist transport between Inverness and Durness for the best of the NC500.  more>>>

LICENCED

bike taxi licence

Licenced - Our cyclist transport service is operated under licence to the local authority.

All our cyclist transport services >>>

Baggage Transfers | Luggage Storage

Cycling is more enjoyable when you don't have a heavy load to carry. You can leave your suitcases with us and pack light in panniers. On popular routes like Loch Ness 360 or The Great Glen Way we can arrange daily baggage transfers.

All our luggage services >>>