Mountain Biking in Scotland: Where to stay
Mountain Biking in Scotland: Where To Stop For The Night
Where to sleep when Mountain biking
As a keen mountain biker, you’ve probably heard about the incredible trails we’ve got up in Scotland, but you might never have ridden them. If you’re looking to hit some of the best trails in Europe, or even the world, there’s no better place to come this summer.
Once you’ve booked one of our awesome Rockinvans, you will have the flexibility to visit all the trails without having to worry about finding a hotel or B&B nearby. If you plan on spending hours on the trails, hiring a campervan means you can just park up and crash before the next day of riding.
Fortunately, there are plenty if places to park up for the night near Scotland’s top cycling centres, but also not far from more remote trails all over the country. Whether you want to hit the mountains up in the highlands, explore cross-country trails or take in the view around down the stunning west coast and islands.
Well it would be an injustice to Scotland to not mention Glentress in the Borders, as it is easy the top centre in the country. There are routes and trails for just about every ability, making it ideal for family trips. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, there will be plenty of challenges along the 30km of black route.
If you’re stopping overnight or just need somewhere to park for the day, Buzzard’s Nest Car Park is probably the most popular place. There’s plenty of wild camping spots towards Innerleithen, but Tweedside Caravan Park is also nearby.
There are 35km of trails set in Strathmashie Forest at this purpose-built centre, including a routes suitable for novices and skill riders. Rip up the trails in the Bike Park and down the 6.4km of Black Double Diamond singletrack trail. If you’re parking in the car park, be prepared to pay up to £12 a day with a camper, but cars are only charged at £3.
If you want a bit of peace and quiet away from the centre, drive towards Crathes for some good wild camping spots. If you’re away with the kids, Invernahavon Caravan Site might be a better choice.
The Isle of Skye is one of the most popular places to visit in Scotland and with a dramatic trail between the Cuillin, it makes for the perfect riding holiday. There are over 40km of trails, all designed for experienced riders – it’s definitely not for the kids.
Skye is the ideal place to do a spot of wild campervanning, but if you do prefer the security of campsite, Sligachan Campsite isn’t far away.
These are just a few of our favourite mountain biking destinations, but we think that with great spots to park up and incredible trails, they deserve an extra-special mention.
Will you be hitting the trails this summer? Hire a campervan from Rockinvans for additional flexibility.