Coast to Coast Biking Holiday

Southern Upland Coast to Coast

An epic C2C mountain biking trip across one of the wildest parts of Scotland
Overview
  • 1 - Flat as a pancake
  • 2 - Flat with some lumpy bits
  • 3 - Gently undulating
  • 4 - Undulating, some bigger hills
  • 5 - Rolling hills
  • 6 - Hilly but not too steep
  • 7 - Hilly with some steep climbs
  • 8 - Very hilly up to 25% climbs
  • 1 - Very little biking but keen to try 
  • 2 - Cycle a couple of times a week, a few hours per day on flat terrain
  • 3 - Can easily cycle half a day on more hilly terrain 
  • 4 - Can ride for up to 5 hours per day, gently undulating terrain
  • 5 - Can ride for 6 hours per day, some short, steep climbs
  • 6 - Can ride for 7 hours per day on hilly terrain
  • 7 - Comfortable biking for 8 hours per day including long, steep climbs
  • 8 - Cycle several times per week, can ride up to 10 hours per day, steep, physically demanding trails
  • Green - beginners and novices, flat, wide trails, no challenging features
  • Blue - intermediates with basic off-road riding skills, small obstacles, moderate gradients, some short, steep sections
  • Red - proficient mountain bikers, steep and rough, with some technical sections
  • Black - very experienced mountain bikers, very challenging with steep, technical climbs and descents
Total Distance
390 km (242 miles)
Number of days cycling
6 days
Elevation
7500 metres of climbing and descending
    Summary

    Our Southern Upland coast to coast mountain biking holiday is a pioneering route across one of the widest and wildest parts of Scotland. Starting at the wind-swept cliffs of Portpatrick on the Irish Sea coast, our epic long distance mountain bike route ends at Pease Bay overlooking the North Sea, almost 250 miles away! 

    This amazing mountain biking tour leads the intrepid cyclist on an adventurous coast to coast crossing of the Southern Uplands through stunning, remote wilderness rarely seen by mountain bikers. Take on the mountain biking journey of a lifetime along the Southern Upland Way and experience real wilderness mountain biking in Southern Scotland. Contact us to start planning your amazing mountain biking holiday and take a ride on the wild side!

    Map

    Track

    Highlights
    World-class trails at Kirroughtree
    Twisty singletrack in Ae forest
    Stunning scenery through the Moffat Hills
    The wild and exposed Lammermuir Hills
    Biking in the legendary Tweed Valley
    What's included
    6 days of wilderness riding from Portpatrick to Pease Bay
    7 nights of of hand-picked, quality accommodation to suit every budget
    Transport from Dumfries to Portpatrick at the start of the trip (alternative transfers can be arranged, additional costs may apply)
    Transport from Pease Bay to Dumfries at the end of the trip
    All baggage transfers between accommodation
    Official map of the route and accurate gpx files
    Detailed list of bike shops and a comprehensive route information pack
    Phone support from our experienced team
    Bike hire available as an additional extra
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    Your biking holiday can be organised on any dates between April and September for groups of two or more people. Choose your preferred dates and contact us to start planning your Scottish mountain biking holiday now. 

     

    Trip options
    6 days / 7 nights (per person)
    Number of days cycling
    6
    Average daily distance
    65 km (40 miles)
    Fitness
    6
    Prices
    6 days / 7 nights (per person)
    Guest House/Hotel - 4 people
    £890
    Guest House/Hotel - 2 people
    £1150
    Luxury - 4 people
    From £30 extra/night
    Luxury - 2 people
    From £30 extra/night
    • We can accommodate groups of any size. If you have a group of 3 people or more than 8 people please contact us for the best price.
    • We use fantastic, tried and tested accommodation but more luxurious upgrades are available in some locations for a supplement
    • Single occupancy rooms are available for a supplement
    • Bunkhouse options are available in some locations if you wish to reduce the price
    • We can add or remove extra accommodation, change transport arrangements or add any other extras you might need 
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    We really had the most amazing time with you in Scotland, and you, as our guide, exceeded all expectations. Truly! The attention to detail, the excellent maps and itineraries and accomodations -- it was all just perfect. And we really felt that we just totally lucked out in finding someone we'd actually want to hang out with, biking trip or no.

    Nina, New York

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