Scotland The Neist point lighthouse at dusk
Scotland Edinburgh
Scotland Skye Green Old Man of Storr

There is a border between England and Scotland, but it’s easy to miss. Driving north you’ll know it only by the 'Welcome To Scotland' signs.

But welcome to what? It’s all the same country, isn’t it?

Don’t let the Scots hear you say that! They may concede that yes, Scotland is one of the four entities that make up the United Kingdom. But they will politely remind you that it was once an independent country, and may be one again in the not-too-distant future.

But for now, all a visitor needs to know is that Scotland is utterly distinctive in just about every way. There are the cities, buzzing, hyper-active, at the cutting edge of culture and the arts; the Scottish Highlands and Islands with scenery as stunning as anywhere on the planet; the wildlife; the burgeoning food scene with some of the finest seafood anywhere, and of course the world-famous whiskies.

In short, Scotland is so much more than kilts and bagpipes, although you’ll find them too. The only problem with visiting Scotland is the thought of having to leave. But those Scots who welcomed you so warmly will wave you off with the immortal words, “Haste ye back!”

Cycling in Scotland

Best routes, regions and how to plan your trip

Ancient, often mist-wreathed and mysterious, Scotland has a pull for those seeking solace. From dark, craggy, mountain ridges to exquisite, empty, beaches this is a country as diverse as its myriad islands, dramatic Highlands and rolling Lowlands. Through it all runs a deep and vibrant culture and a richly welcoming, though guarded, people...read more

  • The Highlands

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  • Great Glen Way

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  • Caithness

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  • John O'Groats

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  • Thurso

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  • Speyside

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  • Cairngorms National Park

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  • Loch Ness

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  • Caledonian Canal

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  • Inverness

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  • Fort William

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  • Sound of Arisaig

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  • Knoydart

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  • The Borders

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  • Dumfries and Galloway

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  • Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

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  • Loch Linnhe

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  • Edinburgh

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  • Hebrides

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  • Isle of Mull

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  • Isle of Jura

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  • Isle of Islay

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  • Shuna Island

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  • Isle of Barra

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  • Isle of Lewis

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  • Isle of Skye

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  • St. Kilda

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  • Isle of Rùm

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  • Isle of Eigg

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  • Isle of Arran

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  • Oban

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  • Orkney Islands

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  • Isle of Arran

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  • Glasgow

    Glasgow

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  • Aberdeen

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  • Balmoral

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  • Morvern Peninsula

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  • Kintyre Peninsula

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Scotland Tours

Great Glen Cycleway

Scottish coast to coast by bike

5 daysFrom £465
The Highlands
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking

Scotland's Castle Trail

Easy-going history and whisky

6 daysFrom £485
Scotland
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking

Scotland's Lochs & Glens

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

8 daysFrom £650
Scotland
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking

Coast to Coast MTB

Traverse Scotland's legendary highlands from west to east

7 daysFrom £1,195
Scotland
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking

Island Hopping by Bike

Easy going cycling across the islands of Arran, Jura and Islay

8 daysFrom £820
Scotland
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking

Cycle the Isle of Skye

Gain a new perspective on the iconic Isle of Skye from the saddle

8 daysFrom £855
Scotland
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Biking

Scotland Travel Companies

EasyWays

Specialists in Scotland walking holidays
Scotland
Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Macs Adventure

Active adventures at home and abroad
The United Kingdom
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife

Sherpa Expeditions

Self guided holidays & baggage transfer service
The United Kingdom
Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife

Scot Mountain Holidays

Self-guided & guided activity holidays in Scotland
The Highlands
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Winter Sports, Active, Walking, Camping, Biking, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife

Ticket To Ride

Bike rental & transport in the Highlands
Scotland
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Active, Biking

Contours Holidays

Self-guided walking holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
The United Kingdom
Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife

Thistle Trekking

Guided trekking & mountaineering holidays
Scotland
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Adventure, Backpacking, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Solo Travel

Shepherds Walks Holidays

Guided & self-guided walks in Northumberland & The Borders
The United Kingdom
Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

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