Active Outdoors


Etape into the quieter side of Loch Ness

South Loch Ness cycle

Thousands of people will descend on the Highlands this weekend as the Etape Loch Ness takes place early on Sunday morning. The closed-road cycling event has proven hugely popular since it began in 2014 and people travel from across the world to take part.

Take to the trails

Published: Sat 31 Mar 2018

Bike trails

At the start of the Easter holidays, John Davidson suggests some great traffic-free bike rides to get you and your family back on two wheels after a long winter

Get a grip in Glenmore!

Published: Sat 06 Jan 2018

Glenmore-Nethy Bridge cycle

Not everyone is a fan of the snow but there's no denying its transformational properties in the Highland landscape, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Aviemore area.

Whisky country offers the perfect round

Published: Sat 14 Oct 2017

Cromdale round

THE bonnie purple heather is at its best from late summer into autumn and there was acres of it on this great ride around the Cromdale hills.

Remote route makes for an exciting ride

Published: Sat 30 Sep 2017

Inverness to Ullapool Day 2

Bikepacking from Inverness to Ullapool, John Davidson concludes his coast-to-coast mountain bike trip, taking up the tale after an overnight stop at the remote Glen Beag bothy

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