we welcome cyclists here and with a garage with power and light our guests have secure storage and a space to make any adjustments needed. You don’t even need to take batteries out to recharge your e-bike as there are 13amp sockets available.

The woodland at the back of the house is used by off road cyclists. It’s a mix of paths and forest tracks but the local MTB club has set up some ‘adventures’ with the blessing of National Trust for Scotland who manage the land.

the official map from NTS looks like this (we are at the end of the Kirkton Lower Path).

You can hire cycles at

Skye Mountain Bike Adventures in Kyle of Lochalsh who also run guided tours. They will drop off and collect hire bikes.

Bikes on the Brae, Portree, IV51 9DB hire electric and road bikes

Skye E-bikes can be found at the north east of the Trotternish peninsula on Skye.

There is a Skye and Lochalsh MTB Facebook group

Bur where to cycle?

There are the extremes

Here are s9me suggestions from Cake Rider

Skye North West and Neist Point lighthouse

Trotternish loop (but see also our post on more to see in Trotternish

For the serious road cyclist, there are some great local routes. Traffic is generally very well behaved to cyclists on the roads.The GlenElg circuit makes a great day out by bike but there are other classics within reach such as the road to Applecross circuit including the infamous Bealach na Ba if you want the challenge of a rise to 2,053 ft.

If you want a fun mountain bike trip, try the woodland tracks behind the house.  It’s possible to get all the way to Plockton, mainly on forest tracks.  15km there, lunch and then home!

Vehicles on the roads are mainly well behaved but a flash of bright colour or flashing rear and front lights can be helpful. And in low light condition, please put on front and rear lights.

Written by 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *