Biking and Bagging -- A biking and hiking tour through Scotland

From Aug 24 - Sept 21, 2007 Mike and I joined Alan and Jan on a biking and hiking adventure in Scotland. We rode though some of the Western Isles and Highlands.

Our route

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Sept 12 - 13, 2007: Riding the Great Glen

After hearing from Jan about all of the things on the Great Glen route, Mike and I decided to do the route too. We started off from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel and rode down to Inverlochy Castle, just outside Fort William. From here we got on the Great Glen Way. The Way goes from Fort William to Inverness and uses most of the Caledonian Canal.

We started off with Neptune's Staircase, then rode along the north shore of Loch Lochy. At the end of Loch Lochy we ended up on the hiking path along the south side of Loch Oich. Then it was back on the canal into Fort Augustus.

We ran into Jan and Alan in Fort Augustus and the next day we rode together up the south side of Loch Ness. After a steep hill out of Fort Augustus, we were on one of the old military roads from the 1700s. Lots of speedy downhill and flats -- fun riding all around.

It was an easy ride into Inverness from the hills around Loch Ness. Mike and I went on through town to the Culloden area, while Jan and Alan stayed in Inverness. They wanted to spend a lot of time at the Culloden battlefield the next day, so we figured we would meet someplace on National Cycle Route #7 over the next few days.


Our route and pictures
Our cycle route up the Great Glen
Pictures from the Great Glen

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