Kids / Youth Coaching Sessions -cost £5 per week for 1 1/2 hours. *******CANCELLED***** We are running some sessions for kids and youth riders in Carrbridge Monday & Wednesdays and Aviemore Tuesday & Thursdays they are for any ability and age. If you are interested in either please get in touch or if you have a group that you would like regular sessions for please contact me.
Easter Day Trips £30 EACH DAY
March 30 - April 3 ********CANCELLED***** April 6 - 10 ********CANCELLED***** We will be running daily trips leaving from Aviemore to various destinations depending on what riders come along. I would like to get them to experience some thing a wee bit different, so we would propose taking them on a journey through some great country side with some brilliant single track, which also happens to be great fun. If you live outside Aviemore we would be happy to offer a pick up and drop off service.
Please get in touch if you would like you rider to come along and book a place.
Summer Trips and Family Adventures
Kids summer trips
There is an option for a canoe wild camp on some trips, on the last two days if there is enough interest with an additional cost of £50
Five day trips - £270 July 6 - 10 Full - Canoe option available July 13 - 17 Spaces - Canoe option available July 20 - 24 Spaces August 3 - 7 Full - Canoe option available
Four day trip - £215 - Canoe option available
July 27- 30 4 Spaces
Mountain bike camp - 5 days away in one of the best areas for mountain biking. We will be staying in the heart of the Cairngorms with access to endless single track. My intention is to improve the riders skills with coaching sessions, an appreciation of the environment which we will be riding through and an emphasis on the importance of self sufficiency. Pick up will be at 0800 hrs on the first day and we will aim to arrive back about 1700 hrs at the end of the trip, unless the weather is good and the kids want to keep having fun. A rough idea of the rides I would like to do are
Drumnadrochit single track and in the afternoon at Inverness pump track. Fort William single track not the down hill course. Single track around Aviemore, Carrbridge, Feshiebridge and Glenmore Dunkeld Glenlivet, Laggan and Learnie Red Rocks
3 day biking £160
August 12 - 14 Spaces - Canoe option available Last year I ran several trips during the summer holidays, these were mainly for groups of kids but one was for family groups. The focus was on Adventure! taking riders to areas and trails that were away from trail centers. I also included a canoe trip with a wild camp which was great fun. Getting back to basics was a great experience for everyone and made them think about what was important, there was wifi and no tumble dryer to dry your socks.
The kids summer trips were run over 3 days
Day 1 - Is a full days mountain biking in a mountain environment, not up top but in the lower glens with some great natural trails. Day 2 - A morning on natural trails before setting off in Canadian canoes after lunch. There are a couple of destinations depending on the wind but we will be on the water for 1-2 hours before setting up a wild camp in a remote location. Day 3 - is the reverse of day two arriving back at shore for about 11 to hit some more trails before heading home.
Bivvie Adventure - £80
I have 4 sets of bike packing kit so the intention is to head out on a mini adventure - sleep under the stars, not too remote, cook your own food and get back to basics. The routes will include some great single track and hopefully a very memorable experience. Just bring a bike, sleeping bag and a sense of adventure and I will provide the rest. The final route will be dictated by the riders abilities and where they are coming from I am happy to pick them up and organise a route not to far from home.
Family Trips £120
10-11 August FULL This trip will leave Grantown or Inverness area depending on where people are coming from. The first mornings ride will be on natural trails and will depend on the abilities of the riders that come along as to where we go. We will get to either Loch Tay or Loch Faskally at about 1300hrs to have lunch and get ready for the canoe trip to our over night camp. There will be lots of time for some fun in the water once we get there, wet suits are advised as it will be rather cold. Day two, after a big breakfast we will return to shore and depending on the kids we will ride some more single track or stop off at a trail centre on the way home, returning around 1700-1800hrs.
If there is a group of friends or a family that would like to try something different then please contact me and I will arrange a trip specifically for you.
The cost includes all travel and food, you will only need to bring your bike, clothing, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and a packed lunch for the first day.
The video above is from some of my summer trips, not all with kids but it gives you an idea of what is possible on a bike and how much fun you can have on my trips.