Outthere Campervans

Nov
20
2013

Mountain Biking & Road Cycling in Scotland

by Jennifer Watson

Whether you like getting down and dirty on a muddy trail or soaring around scenic roads, biking truly is at its best in Scotland.

Scotland is lucky enough to be home to some incredible mountain biking trails as well as miles and miles of roads boasting breathtaking views that make you glad to be alive.

Road biking and mountain biking are two very different activities but thanks to a campervan’s versatility we reckon no matter what floats your boat, the best way to seek out two wheeled adventures is on four wheels.

Mountain biking trails in Scotland are some of the best in the world: from the award winning Glentress in the Borders - with trails suitable for the very beginner right through to the expert rider - to Fort William, the home of the World Mountain Biking Championships

No matter where you ride and if it’s your third or three hundredth time, chances are you’re going to get muddy, dirty and tired and will be well and truly ready for some clean clothes and a hot cuppa when you’ve finished doing your best Danny MacAskill impression. With a campervan all that (and a much comfier seat!) is just waiting for you, right there. No getting changed out the back of the car, no sitting in muddy clothes until you make your way home.

While you won’t be hurtling down uneven tracks when it comes to road biking, you will be zooming along the open road or parts of Scotland’s National Cycling Network – and that’s where having your own motorhome is invaluable.  You can you store your bike in your motorhome and drive to the route you want to cycle, whatever distance that might be. Who wants to push through boring mile after boring mile just to get to the great scenery and interesting sights?

It also means that you can plan in those essential pit stops; just two we like are the Falls of Dochart Inn in Killin and The Bakehouse in Findhorn. After all, he might have had had a penchant for fast cars rather than speedy bikes but we can’t help agree with Ferris Buller ... Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.