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Bicycle hire in the Highlands of Scotland

Need to get out the house/county/country, need to get fit and need to see the great Scottish outdoors! Im thinking of booming up on the train to Inverness and then renting a bicycle and touring around for three days. I can find rental companies but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions/experiences of companies to go with?

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Hi,

I've never hired a bike (I already have a few), but there's a good bike shop in Pitlochry that hires bikes.

I mention that as you can take a great route from Pitlochry up through Braemar, Tomintoul, Granton, Cawdor to Inverness. Through the Cairngoms. Then train it back down to Pitlochry, or just ride down (there's alternatives/cycle paths all the way down the A9). You could also do some of the (light) off-road through Gaick Lodge or Bruar Lodge, back to Pitlochry.

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Nice one Dougie, that sound right up my street and what i was looking for. Just in the process of shanghai-ing a few mates to the cause!

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no worries. if you need a hand with routes, just shout.
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Bike shop and hire in Aviemore
and Scottish Hotel Accommodation Aviemore Scotland, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands of Scotland For an hotel in Aviemore,The Cairngorm Hotel.It's opposite the station,I've stayed there a few times when passing through on the GS.
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cheers mate. just trying to scrounge together some cash. looking at july/august at the mo..
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