Bike packing is a great way to get into the wilderness and have your own adventure. I enjoy theses trips as it allows me to promote a different side of mountain biking. I encourage riders to slow down, appreciate their surroundings, respect the places we travelled through in a sustainable manner – leaving only tyre tracks! If you do not have the kit or the confidence to have a go on your own then contact me for advice, go on a advertised trip or I am happy to come up with a trip that will meet your expectations.
Multi Day Trips 3 Day Cairngorm Loop - outer loop This trip circumnavigates one of the most stunning areas in the Scottish Highlands, The Cairngorms. This route has it all single track, gravel roads, epic climbs and descents, valleys, mountains and a huge amount of fun. It is remote but there are options to replenish supplies on the 120 mile route. The cost is £550 based on 4 riders so £137.50 each. All the kit is provided except bikes and sleeping bags all though I do have some spare bags if required. July 24-26 FULL August 19-21 4 places August 26-28 4 places Women only September 7-9 4 places September 16-18 4 places Women only September 23-25 4 places October 1-3 4 places
The following kit is provided Handle bar harness - I have two types for the 20 litre dry bag Bivvy Bag ¾ length sleeping mat Tarp and pegs Stove, wind shield and gas Titanium cooking mug and spork Head torch Midgie net Selection of dried food and porridge but you might want to bring your own?
Micro Adventure, over night bivvy trips - £50
Micro Adventures are a great way to try out bike packing leaving late afternoon and returning at lunch time the following day. The distances will not be great 15 miles a day, it is more about a new experience and getting comfortable with wild camping. All the kit is provided, all you will need is a bike and a sleeping bag that packs down quite small, I do have a spare bag if required. If you and some friends would like to go somewhere specific I will organise a trip to meet your needs. August 30-31 4 Spaces September 13-14 4 Spaces September 20-21 4 spaces
KIds / Youth £80 per rider
The trips have 4 spaces on each and are a great way to introduce bike packing to kids / youths and have your own micro adventure. All the kit is provided, all you will need is a sleeping bag that packs down quite small, I do have a spare bag if required. The routes will most probably be in the Aviemore area but the exact details will depend on who is coming and from where, fitness and experience. Please contact me if you are interested here
July 22-23 2 spaces Central Belt August 14-15 1 space Central Belt