The North Coast 500 route has already become one of the worlds iconic cycle touring challenges. We think the best way to experience the NC500 is by bicycle. Whether you bring your own bike, or hire comfortable tourers or hybrids from us, cycling speed is ideal for seeing the sights and experiencing all this fantastic region has to offer.
The West Coast of Scotland already had a reputation as a premier cycle touring destination. Now, the wonderful scenery of the North and East Coasts are also attracting the attention they have long deserved.
Cyclists also have the opportunity to adjust their route to avoid some of the busier roads. We really recommend the “wee mad road of Inverpolly” and National Cycle Network route 1 from Tain using the Nigg - Cromarty ferry to the Black Isle (June to September), but we can also recommend other additions and short-cuts depending upon your requirements.
Of course 500 miles might be more than you want to consider for a relaxed cycling holiday. Why not break the NC500 into two one week trips, using Durness as a mid-point and let us pick you up and drop you off in our comfortable bike taxi.
We don't currently offer a regular luggage transfer service for the North Coast 500 route. If you have a group of six or more then get in touch as we may be able to provide a service at a tolerable price. The other option is to join a supported ride from a professional package tour operator like our pals at Peak Tours
Most routes with bag shuttles are also popular with walkers and they provide the volume of trade that sustains those businesses. The North Coast 500 route does not attract walkers so it is unlikely that a comprehensive, regaular bag transfer service will be viable any time soon. It may be possible for you to arrange local services in places via accommodation providers or local taxis but I imagine that will take a LOT of emails and phone calls.