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The New Adventure Begins

Updated: Aug 28, 2018

Thanks for joining Alba|Mountain Biking in a new beginning and an exciting new season to come. Our chief guide Mark has been guiding and coaching in Scotland for a number of years, his expertise of Scotland's mountain terrain is extensive, so lets celebrate the arrival of the new adventure provider, Alba|Mountainbike.


The friendly face behind Alba|Mountainbike and your guide "Mark Clark"

You may recognise that Mark previously ran Stoked to Coach, all the knowledge and experience gained from this will be applied to future developments with Alba|Mountinbike. So stay tuned to our media and blogs for more courses available with us. The previous season has been packed full of journeys up and down the country, riding adventures abroad and bothy expeditions surrounded by the mountains has made for an action packed year. We thank all that chose to come and experience the Scottish mountains with us and hope to meet many more in the future.

"The only word to say is GREAT! We are from Germany and on holiday in Scotland and England. The day with Mark was Kilian's absolute highlight on our trip" — Olaf & Kilian, customers of 2017 season.

Mark started off his riding career in a quiet village riding his bike with friends in Central Scotland, like most youths, they would build jumps out of almost anything they could get their hands on. Whether it is Dirt-jumping, Free-ride or Downhill, he does them all, and after getting hooked on racing and riding Downhill for a while, it led him to travel to the Highlands of Scotland where he later studied Adventure Tourism. Of course, being the home of Downhill for the United Kingdom, Mark found himself chasing the mountain bike dream in Lochaber, developing the knowledge and experience in order to set up Alba|Mountainbike. From working within this industry for some time now, Mark has built up his expertise in the landscapes of Scotland and gained many mountain based qualifications, thus turning his passion into his career.

Riding jump bikes is great fun and helps to brush up on skill

Come and join Alba|Mountainbike in Scotland for some of the most breathtaking scenery the country has to offer. Find yourself immersed in the rugged wilderness throughout the Scottish Highlands. Experience first hand what Scotland feels like to travel through, feel the culture, history and spirit of the country. Your guide will introduce you to the environment, language and landscapes, including how they have formed over the past centuries.


Mark, discussing his interests in the environment and land formations

Proudly, Scotland was built for mountain biking. Thee is not many places in the world where you can travel in one day and experience such variety in landscape, from low wetlands, forest floors and high alpine environments. As a destination is of a world-class status, from rolling hills with stunning views, to hair-raising Downhill runs on the big stage. The back-country that we have to offer here is top quality, awesome climbs take you by ancient paths, leading you over passes to reep the benefits of those world-class single-track descents.

Previous riders, sampling some of the world class singletrack in Fort William

Here at Alba|Mountainbike, passing on our knowledge and experience has become a way of life. Both guide and rider feel the benefit from developing skill on the mountain, striving to develop everyone we meet is something we are passionate about. We have worked tirelessly over the years to allow us to produce the very best in day adventures, from bike fundamentals to competition. Holiday makers have said, that a day spent with us becomes a highlight in their holiday. It is this that we strive to create out of every experience we deliver, if this has wet you apatite for adventure, then get in touch to organise your ride today! Book now


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