Here at Backcountry.Scot we specialise in bike adventures in the mountains and the natural trails of the Cairngorms National Park. We have 20 years of experience biking and adventuring throughout Scotland, and were some of the first to gain the Mountain Bike Leader award. Our guides are qualified British Cycling Mountain Bike Leaders, coaches and Velotech-certified mechanics. Their passion for bike travel has led them on self-supported bikepacking expeditions to Nepal, Patagonia, Lapland and Greenland, as well as most of the nooks and many of the crannies here in Scotland!.
There are few others in the outdoor industry who have more experience of multi-day bikepacking in Scotland. Our philosophy is 'Learning by Doing', so on our trips we want to get you get stuck in, and to help your adventures to become easier, better and more polished. If we can't find some prime ribbons of forested singletrack along the way, we'll eat our sporks!
Our courses are not just designed to give you a one-time adventure hit, but to equip and inspire you to get off the beaten path and start having safe, confident adventures of your own. Knowledge is power, so we want to empower you!
If you're curious about bikepacking and want to step into the world of multi-day bike adventures, check out our Bikepacking Essentials 2-day course, or the female-led Women's Bikepacking essentials course if you'd prefer.
If we're preaching to the converted and you're already an avid bikepacker, but you want to make your ride more streamlined or even try a bikepacking race such as the HT550, take a look at the new Further-Faster course...
Want something a little different? How about fat bike beach riding along some of Scotland’s most amazing coasts, finding new film locations, expedition planning or do you just have a rough idea for an adventure you would like help on? Give us a call.