CYCLE & BIKEPACKING GUIDE
I moved to Perthshire, Scotland in 2004 and soon fell in love with the wilderness, exploring on a horse, walking or running. I discovered the joy of off road cycling in 2016. I have been bikepacking around the UK solo and with friends since 2017.
I am not destination focused - I would rather take my time and live in the moment. I am not out to conquer nature or smash a route in the fastest time. I am out there to immerse myself - taking time to appreciate the small beautiful details as well as the vast breath taking landscapes.
I also love cake!
WHAT IS BIKEPACKING?
Think of backpacking - but on a bike!
Using lightweight kit, the freedom of two wheels and the advantage of a set up that copes well off road - bikepacking allows you to explore an area in a unique and fun way.
There are no real rules - ride any sort of bike over any terrain to suit you! Go fast, go slow - it doesn't matter as long as you enjoy it!
Kit can be cobbled together for your first trips - then if you love it you can upgrade.
Run by Highland Perthshire Cycling. Routes & info for Perthshire.
Launching in Spring 2021
Website run by Markus Stitz with routes and info for bikepacking in Scotland.
A 200 mile (320 km) bikepacking route across the Scottish Highlands, linking the cities of Inverness to the north and Glasgow to the south.
From Edinburgh or Glasgow to Manchester. Rosie & Claire bikepacked this for Christmas 2019. Blog to follow at some point!
All things bikepacking - great inspiration for global travel. Check out the Scotland info page