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                                                                    Cycle Routes - Fort William

Fort William and Lochaber has a rich variety of cycle routes to suit all tastes


For full details of all routes please contact our local experts, Off Beat Bikes
Fort William Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01397 703781.


The Great Glen Cycle Route   (Fort William to Inverness)
By far the most popular cycle route in the Highlands. It covers approximately 75 miles of truly scenic splendour. From the locks of the Caledonian Canal to the shores of  Loch Ness for a bit of monster spotting! This route has it all.
                                                                                                                                                   Highly Recommended    
Leanachan Forest
Leanachan Forest welcome cyclists of all ages and abilities to expeience the variety of tracks and trails available in a spectacularly scenic working forest. The scenic views range from the rugged grandeur of the Mamore Mountains to meandering streamsides in broadleaved woodland.


Fort William to Clunes
follow the main A82 out of Fort William. Turn onto the A830 Isle of Skye road to Mallaig. After a short cycle take the right hand canal towpath at Banavie. At Gairlochy cross the canal bridge and turn right onto the B80005 for Clunes. There are excellent views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor (14 miles)


Clunes to Laggan
A mostly flat section covering forest track and single track road with a few short steep climbs. It runs along the north shore of Loch Lochy. At laggan follow a short section of cycle path and join onto the Craig Liath forest road. (9 miles)



Cycling Holidays:

Bespoke Highland Tours
Bespoke Highland Tours offers a wide range of self-led cycle tours in the most spectacular parts of the Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We have designed a wide range of self-led tours which should cater for all types of interest and capabilities. Every tour has the scenic variety so characteristic of the Western Highlands and Islands. Castles, sea and fresh water lochs, islands, spectacular views and routes on minor roads, except where a short stretch of main road is unavoidable, all feature in most of our tours.


Fat Wheel Tours
Come on a Scottish mountain biking adventure, experience the exhilarating outdoors and spectacular beauty of Scottish lochs, mountains and glens. Escape the humdrum of modern urban life, come and surround yourself in Scotland, whilst cycling along ancient drove routes and tracks.


Scottish Cycling Holidays
Scottish Cycling Holidays was established in 1978 and since then has enabled many visitors from all over the world to enjoy the beauty and scenic splendour of Scotland. Our cycling holidays on quiet roads and byways allow ample time to explore this land of hills, glens, lochs, seashores, folklore and history.


Scottish Cycle Safaris 
Scottish Cycle Safaris organise bicycle tours that run throughout the year.Our tours can commence at any time to suit your individual requirements.


Verticle Descents
Vertical Descents offers the ultimate group weekends. Tailor make your activities with a mixture of Canyoning, Mountain Biking, Abseiling, and Fun Yakking combined, with a Taste of Scotland restaurant, comfortable accommodation and well stocked bar.


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