“This was a truly wonderful trip – fun, relaxing, physically challenging, and beautiful. Make the most of your run or ride with Strava Routes. Welcome to Peak Tour’s very own version of the North Coast 500, our stunning new cycling tour of the Highlands of Scotland. Cycle through the incredible scenery of northern Scotland on winding tarmac past towering mountains, sandy … All our itineraries are based on suggestions alone. A truly unique Scottish cycling experience, our 7 day North Coast 500 is incredible. The North Coast 500 is an iconic route circumnavigating the entire north of Scotland, from Inverness, across to the west coast and then right around the west, north and east coasts, via John O’Groats, and back to Inverness. Covering close to 530 miles according to our GPS, the route naturally follows the main roads along the coastal edges of the North Highlands of Scotland, taking in the regions of Wester Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Easter Ross, the … There's nothing quite like the freedom of the long open road. Experience Scotland's beautiful North Coast in this 5 day epic adventure by bike. https://www.facebook.com/NC500cyclingguide/. North Coast 500 includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals and more. Fully supported cycling the Scottish North Coast route 500, from £1145 (7 days) ex flights. The North Highlands are a superb location for cycling and mountain biking. You’d have to be if you’re covering this route self-powered on two wheels and have to carry your own luggage. Cycling The North Coast 500 Route Those who cycle the North Coast 500 route are light travellers. Kickstart your morning with a wholesome Highland breakfast at Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop in Inverness, a haven for cyclists! North Coast 500. This more bike-friendly course takes in smaller roads on the West Coast, that motorhomes and caravans can't go on and away from the busy A9 on the East Coast, as well as including the beautiful Black Isle. At the time, Mark, who set a record for cycling 18,000 miles around the world in 2008, said: “This ride is the furthest I’ve ridden in one non-stop outing by a very long way. Self Guided+ Cycling – North Coast 500 We are open for bookings and are running holidays and trips We remain true to our values and we're reopening in a considered way, that respects each of you as individual travellers, while in equal measure respecting the communities that we visit. We are looking for up to 15 cyclists interested in cycling the North Scotland 500. The North Coast 500™ is a 500-mile lap of Scotland starting and finishing in Inverness, which many people choose to do as a cycle tour. We hired a couple of hybrid bikes from Ticket to Ride in Inverness. August/September 2021 date to be fixed ... Cycling almost 520 miles around the Scottish coastline in five days is a tough ride. Karen Newman, local cyclist and cycle trainer has compiled a series of information on cycling the NC500 and Northern Scotland in general to provide you with advice for planning your trip and having a safe and enjoyable journey: All cycling information included in the NC500 website is as correct as possible as of April 2018. Video from bikepacking the North Coast 500 in Scotland last week. Over the course of 7 days, we will cycle from Inverness over to the inimitable west coast of Scotland and back round to the east for some truly magical cycling. Starts and ends in Inverness, with bikes and transport provided by Ticket to Ride, the Highland’s leading bicycle hire and cyclist transport specialists. Fully supported with experienced ride guide and support car - come join us on our next NC500 Cycling Challenge. North Coast 500 cycling tour in Scotland. This is a closed group but anyone is invited to join. This itinerary has been calculated based on around 65 miles cycling per day, slightly more some days and considerably less on others. Hire a bike with Ticket to Ride in Inverness at the start of your trip. A six day cycling holiday in the Highlands of Scotland following parts of the North Coast 500 cycle route. Sorry but full itineraries are only available to North Coast 500 members. Carron Restauant – a family run restaurant near Strathcarron (slightly of the main route). For more information please join Karen Newman’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NC500cyclingguide/. Become a member to unlock itineraries. We have designed this itinerary to incorporate activities and attractions along the route – not as a non stop cycle route. Experience the unique scenery of the west coast from rugged coastlines, white sandy beaches to dramatic mountain peaks. The home of Singleton, on the edge of the Black Isle, Glen Ord is the ideal start or end of your NC500 journey. The previous PB was 270 miles. A journey around the 500 mile circular route which offers a spectacular array of mountain ranges, lochs, glens, castles, ruins, beaches and wildlife - not forgetting a range of memorable locations to sample some of the best of Scotland’s food and drink. Our Community This route has been recently branded the “North Coast 500” and has been a huge hit with Scots and tourists alike. This itinerary has been calculated based on around 65 miles cycling per day, slightly more some days and considerably less on others. Save money with a Clan Membership for up to 4 people. Cycling the NC500 There are several superb routes throughout the main NC500 route to explore and discover.. Learn more. Itineraries are based on main seasonality opening times from March to September – remember to pre book meals/activities/tours. A mighty 500 miles in just 3 days all around the coast of Scotland, with Mark Beaumont, the Round The World by bike World Record Holder? The perfect trip for any major golfing fan! Seven nights; eight days of cycling on quiet, single-track paved roads along the new North Coast 500 route from Strathcarron to Inverness via John O’ Groats. Grab yourself a bunk and warm yourself by the fire… (Remember your sleeping bag!) Members also get a 10% discount on all merchandise purchased online, receive FREE gifts (selected membership only), get access to exclusive goodies and much more. Otherwise this morning’s cycle you will follow the route through the villages of Beauly, Muir of Ord and Contin. The North Coast 500 is a challenge of terrain and variable weather and the leisurely pace gives you time to stop and enjoy the landscape and experience this unique environment and it’s communities. Watch out for wildlife and farm life who also like to roam these roads. https://www.facebook.com/groups/242593866208238/. This not-for-profit page was set up as a platform to disseminate what it is hoped will eventually become the definitive guide to cycling the NC500 and other roads in the area. Never-ending back roads, wide meandering country tracks and beautiful bends through some of Scotland's finest coastal scenery are just a few things you can expect along the North Coast 500.Strap yourself in for the road trip of a lifetime. As you near Lochcarron, the road becomes single track road…You will reside here for the night, in the stunning wee village of Lochcarron, amidst some of the finest scenery along the route. Although the public cannot post on this Facebook page, constructive comments are welcomed. Travel our North Coast 500 cycling holiday to experience a satisfying active journey – swap four wheels for two. The North Scotland 500 is a cycle friendly route that closely follows Scotland's famous North Coast 500, starting from Inverness. Please adjust accordingly to your capabilities as this itinerary is aimed at the serious cyclist. It is a forum to share experiences and post and read about up-to-date information about cycling the NC500 and the Highlands in general. (full route below) Twenty-seven years later, the North Highland Initiative created a 500-mile … They're community curated and backed by Strava activity data to help you choose the right roads and paths. 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