This all-inclusive cycling tour, is the ultimate adventure for riders looking to push themselves, following part of the famous North Coast 500 route in the North Highlands of Scotland.
An intense five day cycling tour designed to physically and mentally challenge you. 360 miles with 8000m of climbing against a stunning Scottish backdrop of sea cliffs, mountains, castles, and lochs. Quiet roads, Scottish culture and 6 nights luxury accommodation, ensuring the best recovery and enjoyment.
Expect between 4 to 7 hours ride time each day, with full vehicular back-up, regular coffee and cake stops, lunch every day as well as provision of all on-bike nutrition and electrolytes. You will have experienced National squad coaches and ride guides, mechanic, physio, and tour manager transporting your luggage every day to the next hotel room waiting for you. All you have to do is pedal, soak up the environment and breathe!
Arrival Day - Monday
Travel to Achnasheen in time for dinner at 19:00.
Stage 1 - Tuesday, Achnasheen to Torridon (69 miles, 1762 meters climbing)
Scale the biggest climb of the entire tour before lunch! The mighty Bealach-na-Ba climb is nearly 6 miles in length from sea level, with an average gradient of 7% (very short sections of 20%) and is known as the highest road climb in the entire UK, the Holy Grail for cyclists that like to climb!
Stage 2 - Wednesday, Torridon to Ullapool (86 miles, 1935 meters climbing)
The hardest day of the Tour, with rolling terrain and a serious sting in the tail near the finish before rolling down into the peaceful harbour of Ullapool sitting by the sea.
Stage 3 - Thursday, Ullapool to Kylesku (55 miles, 1856 meters climbing)
A more relaxing day to take our time and soak up the views as we hug the rugged Scottish coastline.
Stage 4 - Friday, Kylesku to Altnaharra (82 miles, 1850 meters climbing)
Like Wednesday, another challenging day in the saddle, cycling through incredible scenery at the very North of the country. You will pass the ancient Smoo Caves and traverse an amazing causeway over the North Sea before riding on the most remote road back south to the heart of the Highlands.
Stage 5 - Saturday, Altnaharra to Contin (66 miles, 1000 meters climbing)
Easiest day of the tour, with one last climb before a downhill run-in to finish off your cycle Tour of The North.
Fully Supported Rides and Professional Coaching
Our tours are suitable for cyclists of all abilities because we have the coaching experience to cater for, and progress all riders. GB performance coaches ride with you every day, explaining the basic foundations of training and boosting rider confidence and skills.
Small group size (max 10 riders) ensures personal time with our professional coaches.
- 6 nights accommodation in beautiful venues set in spectacular locations
- All meals including beer and wine
- All cafe stops for lunches, coffee and drinks
- All on-bike nutrition
- GPX files / Route cards
- Professional coaches and ride guides
- Mechanic and support vehicle
- Post-ride massage
What’s not included:
- Travel insurance
- Transfers (available on request)
- Bike hire (Canyon Ultimate Di2 carbon road bike available on request)
Room types available:
- Double and twin rooms
- Family rooms on request
Upon booking you will be sent a Rider Manual containing more detailed information on the route and accommodation.