Scottish Highlands Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $6,399 - $7,049 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Scottish Highlands Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Sep 2025: May-Sep

From $6,399 - $7,049 /person

Edinburgh, St Andrews & Medieval Castles

Beyond Scotland's provincial charm of stone cottages and country lanes, discover a place where the land still feels wild. Where relentless waves pound a craggy coastline and mist-shrouded mountains plunge into deep valleys harboring secluded lochs and magical woodlands. Where ruined castles and stone villages hint at the centuries of human history here, but you still have the sense you're the first to experience it on a Scotland bike tour.

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Highlights

  • Soak in the bucolic beauty and rich maritime history as you pedal across the ancient Kingdom of Fife
  • Stay in elegant castles and country estates where five-star R&R includes high tea, fine dining and Scotch tasting 
  • Cycle through picturesque villages and rolling farmlands of the Scottish Lowlands to the misty bens and heather moors of the Scottish Highlands 
  • Extend your trip to discover World Heritage-designated Edinburgh, Scotland's enchanting capital since the 1500s
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Scotland

Start/End Edinburgh

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Discover the East Neuk region of the Fife Peninsula, where maritime history runs deep in quaint fishing villages and harbors Sample local fare at a country estate that has been in the Erskine family since the 17th century Savor views of the wild coastline and world-famous St Andrews Old Course while enjoying an award-winning meal at our elegant hotel.

Accommodations

Night 1

Old Course Hotel
St Andrews
Premiere Hotel

One of Scotland's leading hotels, the refined and elegant Old Course overlooks West Sands Beach and St Andrews's world-famous golf course. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Bike through the pastoral Angus countryside, passing the world's largest hedge Cycle across rolling heathered moors and past wooded glens, admiring the soaring bens of Perthshire Stop in historic Dunkeld and explore the summer home of Beatrix Potter Take in the quintessential lochs, valleys and mountains of the Scottish Highlands Fans of the show Outlander may recognize some of the dramatic places we pass in the shadow of Schiehallion, an isolated 3,500-foot mountain known as a Munro after the notable mountaineer, Sir Hugh Munro Award-winning fine dining and a spa await at our loch-side hotel in beautiful Pitlochry Perhaps savor a dram of single-malt Scotch before retiring to your well-appointed room.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa
Pitlochry
Premiere Hotel

A loch-side Highland castle tucked into the Tummel Valley, offering award-winning fine dining and a luxurious spa. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

If you’re in the mood for hills, the highlands offer up a challenging but thrilling ride—or opt for an easygoing spin along the River Tay Pedal along remote country roads Embark on a two-wheeled journey through Glen Devon and the Ochil Hills, keeping an eye out for a hilltop monument honoring 13th-century Scottish hero, William Wallace Experience once again why the stunning Perthshire countryside is the setting for some of the finest cycling tours in Scotland Edinburgh is a great place to extend your vacation.

Accommodations
Cromlix

(2 nights)

Nights 4-5

Cromlix
Dunblane
Premiere Hotel

An intimate boutique hotel housed in a traditional country estate owned by Scottish tennis phenom Andy Murray.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Old Course Hotel
St Andrews

Premiere Hotel

One of Scotland's leading hotels, the refined and elegant Old Course overlooks West Sands Beach and St Andrews's world-famous golf course. (pool, spa)

Nights 2-3

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa
Pitlochry

Premiere Hotel

A loch-side Highland castle tucked into the Tummel Valley, offering award-winning fine dining and a luxurious spa. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Cromlix
Dunblane

Premiere Hotel

An intimate boutique hotel housed in a traditional country estate owned by Scottish tennis phenom Andy Murray.

From $6,399 - $7,049 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $6,399 - $7,049 /person

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