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Come and experience a world class bike packing trip right here in the Scottish Cairngorms! The topography of the Cairngorms is some of the most bikepacking friendly that there is, taking you through spectacular mountainous terrain with comparatively little height gain. We will operate as a completely independent group carrying all our equipment and food.
This is a non-residential course.
We will make a rough circumnavigation of the main Cairngorm plateau adding in or taking out various options as conditions/the group dictates. We have a well stocked stores including bike packing bags from Revelate designs and wild camping equipment for you to use if you wish.
You will be need to be a regular cyclist capable of spending three days in the saddle with regular breaks to enjoy the views. If you have any concerns or would like to talk through your experience with our team before booking, please contact us on [email protected]
This course is perfectly geared towards anyone looking to undertake and enjoy multi day trips on their bike. You may wish to travel solo, as part of a group of mates or even part of an organised group, whatever or wherever, this course will show you all there is to know to have a fun, safe and ultimately rewarding adventure
This is a trip and a course all rolled in to one. Enjoy an amazing journey through some of the best biking terrain in Scotland – and maybe the world?!
We will be self-sufficient throughout, journeying on great trails geared towards your level of skill and experience.
We will explore how best to plan a multi-day adventure by exploring everything from what equipment to take (and what not to take!) to how to carry this equipment. How to ride the bike fully laden, what to eat and drink and more importantly where to go.
Breaking this down a bit more topics covered will include:
Navigation – simple tips to let you feel confident to explore
Trailside repairs – suitable for wilder adventures.
Nutrition and fluids – top tips on what works and how to avoid problems.
What equipment is needed – for safe and successful adventures at home and abroad.
Some simple riding skills – to stop common trailside issues happening
What to do if something should go wrong – First Aid and beyond
Bike Set up – for your comfort and again to stop potential issues whilst out riding
Places to explore – great advice from the tutor’s past experiences
Going overseas – again, learn from experience
On top of this there will also be many kilometres of great riding to enjoy.
If you do not have your own bike or are unable to bring it with you to the Lodge, we have a limited fleet of Trek bikes available for use. Please get in touch to arrange this prior to your course. E-bikes can also be ridden on any of our skills courses.
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.