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explore Lochaber

Looking to venture further into the wilderness? This trip is designed to allow us to reach some of the most remote areas that Scotland has to offer. Travel deep into the mountains with your guide and be shown what it's truly like to wander in the wilderness. Your guide will take you to stunning trails and locations not seen by many, roam amongst impressive geology, flora and fauna. Stop by bothies for lunch and hide away in private retreats along the way.

What I might experience on the tour?


  • Challenging mountain bike rides

  • Bikepacking style travel

  • Historic and cultural learning

  • The occasional river crossing

  • Private retreats for the groups use (please ask for further details)

  • Delicious local cuisine

  • Unexplored and truly natural wilderness areas

  • Camp craft and overnight stays

  • Navigation and team unity in the environment




The Explore tour is designed in such a way as to allow for larger expeditional type mountain bike days however a typical day will start at 9:00am in the aim to be riding by 9:30am This gives us plenty of time to welcome you, get our bikes set-up and equipment sorted. Lunch is not provided, however your guide will discuss the best options available. A regular Explore day will last in the region of eight hours.




Typically our Explore tour takes place in areas such as Knoydart, Lochaber and the Cairngorms, however we have a vast knowledge of other venues in between all these areas. Your guide will always arrange to meet you at the most convenient location to the trail head.  We will discuss this with you, give directions and come to a suitable arrangement via email.




For every tour, we expect our customers to wear a suitable helmet and protective equipment whilst riding. This tour is more remote so please pack enough food and water for the day, plus more for emergencies. Weather is changeable, so pack enough warm, waterproof and breathable layers to see you through the day. if you are unsure of exactly what to bring just ask, additionally you can view our recommended kit list here.


We expect that you arrive with your bike in full working order, this will maximise the amount of contact time you will have with your guide. We do carry spares but please bring an inner tube and any other specific parts for your bike, e.g. hanger and brake pads. Bike hire is also available from our partners, so please do not hesitate to ask.


Expeditional type tours additionally require more resources in order to achieve what is typically required from our Explore tour, we suggest reading our blog on what to pack for expedition and pack accordingly, click here for more.




The normal ratio on this tour is 1-4 people, however we do offer an additional price for 5-8 people.


Skill level?


This tour is based at an advanced level of skill and fitness and our Explore tour also requires an understanding of multi-day riding. Your guide can accommodate for both intermediate and fundamental levels by adjusting location and the types of terrain they use on the day.




Contact us directly to arrange your tour by clicking the book now button. 


Further Information?


If you need extra support to undertake this tour because of a physical or learning need, contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments that would support you on this tour. Please see our terms and conditions for any additional information.

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