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 and coaches, Winter Mountain Leaders and Velotech mechanics. Their passion for bike travel has led them on self-supported bikepacking expeditions to Nepal, Patagonia, Lapland and Greenland.
You'll struggle to find anyone else in the outdoor industry who has more experience in 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 find some prime ribbons of forested singletrack along the way, we'll eat our sporks!
We love all mountain biking adventures!
Our courses are not designed just 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, and we want to empower you! Knowledge of your bike and how to keep it happy, navigation techniques, and the knowledge to make your own good decisions in beautiful, wild country.
Bikes are a tool for freedom. Once the bug for lightweight two-wheeled travel bites you there is no cure, but fear not, we can help scratch that itch!
Whether you're just starting down the trail of your bikepacking journey or looking to develop your skills to travel lighter, further and faster, look at our introductory and advanced bikepacking courses: you’ll learn about the gear and the extra skills required to move away from the beaten path.
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.