6 nights luxury lodge
5 days guided riding
£725 for 5 days
8.5 out of 10
Scotland’s majestic mountain scenery is without doubt well worth the long trip north that many of us have to make. Very few places on earth match the drama and beauty of high mountains, sparkling lochs and white sandy beaches…..and mile upon mile of beautiful, grippy, flowing singletrack meandering through the landscapes. Torridon & Applecross have been given glowing attention by IMB magazine, by Singletrack magazine and was voted recently in MBR as the top natural mountain biking destination in the UK. Check out IMB’s feature and be sure to watch the video of when they rode with us in May 2016.
No other guiding company covers more Torridon miles on more days than WildBike – guaranteed. At least three of our routes are unique and we pioneer new expeditions into this awesome wilderness every year, as well as the more established favourites. We will be climbing over the stunning high mountain passes between Glen Torridon and Glen Carron, following the major grin-fest that is the swooping singletrack of Applecross, picking and flowing our way down the slickrock-and-rubble 7km descent to Achnashellach, and exploring remote trails to the white-beach fringed lochs behind the Torridon mountains. All the time with the backdrop of the jaw-dropping splendour of Ben Eighe, Liathach or Slioch.
Take a look at these unedited GoPro videos, shot on the routes you’ll ride, to get a better idea of what Torridon’s trails are like…
Your Torridon Accommodation
We will be staying in our beautiful mountain lodge on the shore of Loch Torridon with majestic views over the Loch to surrounding mountains and beside a pretty burn. We are a few minutes pedal to the local store, cafe and pub yet isolated enough to be visited by red deer and golden eagles, with stunning views in all directions.
Our house has 6 bedrooms including twins, adult bunks and a single, 3 bathrooms, Sky TV, wifi internet, huge lounge with open fire, plenty of comfortable seating, an enormous Aga in the kitchen diner, washer/dryer and plenty of space for bike fettling. It’s as though the place has been designed for mountain bikers!
We provide all hearty breakfasts featuring porridge and coffee and most evening meals, deliciously home-cooked on site with wine included.
- 5 days guided riding by friendly, qualified guides in small group
- 6 nights luxury accommodation near Torridon village, right in the centre of the mountain-biking action.
- 4 two-course evening meals with wine (2 evenings at excellent local pubs or restaurants, not included in cost of holiday)
- 6 hearty breakfasts
- Coffees, teas and post-ride cakes!
- Optional transfers from airport or rail station
- Support of our specially converted MTB race van
- Bikewash, lock-up and mechanical support
- Some Soul! fresh coffee, great music, homemade cakes, loch swimming…!
Is it for me?
If remote, dramatic mountain landscapes are your thing, then yes! There is a real sense of adventure in our Torridon riding. Long climbs and long, long descents. Although there are some undeniably technical sections with steep tight turns and rocky drops, fitness is more important here than technical ability. Our leaders are also on hand to talk you through any short sections of trickiness! In summary, you’ll need a sense of adventure and a good level of fitness for the long climbs but the riding is never very technical for too long.
It’s easier than you might think!……
By arrangement we offer a free pick-up and drop-off service to and from Inverness airport, Inverness train station or Strathcarron train station. Low cost airlines run services from many UK airports to Inverness and bike carriage costs about £30 each way. The transfer from Inverness to our base in Torridon is only just over an hour. Please talk to us before booking your flights so that we can coordinate transfers.
Alternatively we are a very scenic 5 hour drive north of Glasgow or Edinburgh.
After booking, your joining details will be sent to you 6 weeks before your holiday begins.
This holiday runs in Spring 2018, arrival on Saturday May 19th, 5 days riding Sunday to Thursday, departure on Friday May 25th.
From many years experience of West Highland mountain weather, we know this tends to be the most settled and midge-free period of the year, often with unbroken blue skies. You could be unlucky, of course……..!
See the WildBike schedule for details. Date options will also appear on the Booking Form.
Many of our Torridon photo credits go to Ben Gerrish of HDDN Media.