m. bike - Up to 5 people
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Kingairloch Cycling Journey

Strontian

Riding up the last hill, you slow to watch red deer graze in the landscape alongside you and, for a while, and this takes your mind off the last effort needed to crest the hill.

As you summit, you realise that the last few miles are almost all downhill! then you start to count the number of stunning views or wildlife encounters you've had during your wonderful journey.

Perhaps you saw eagles in the mountains, otters or mountain goats on the shoreline, or less majestic wildlife as you immerse yourself in the landscape over lunch just watching and listening to nature...


Throughout 2021 all journeys can be made 'private' and exclusive for your group at no additional cost as long as there are a minimum of two people booking at the same time.

You will need to bring your own lunch with you as the aim is to travel into wild landscapes and see as much as possible. Moorland, mountains, coastal paths, rivers and lochs - this journey has it all - and you will be travelling through it in search of wildlife, stunning landscapes and a huge sense of achievement when you complete your adventure.

Throughout your journey you will be accompanied by a fully qualified and experienced local guide, who is there to ensure you get the most from your adventure. They will answer your questions, work with you to build your confidence and skills and generally ensure you have a great time on the water. They will offer advice as necessary, look after your safety throughout the trip and highlight any wildlife that appears or can be found as well as tell you about the local sights or stories.

The minimum age for this activity is 16 years and the minimum number is just two people. If you have younger children and wish to spend a day on the water, then pease look at our 'Experiences' as these are a better option.

If you are travelling solo, please do get in touch direct so we can do our best to accommodate you safely under Coronavirus and economic restrictions.

Please dress appropriately for the weather - changing facilities at Otter Adventures are closed at present, so please come ‘dressed’ for the day.

Above all, enjoy your adventure and keep your fingers crossed for an otter or eagle to make an appearance!

What to bring

  1. Appropriate bike: gravel, adventure, MTB or touring bikes are just fine
  2. An apprropriate CE approved helmet
  3. Hire bikes are available and come with helmet
  4. Lunch and snacks
  5. Reusable water bottle or flask of hot drink
  6. Small rucsack to carry your things - on e with a waist and chest strap is best
  7. Waterproof jacket and trousers (bring cheap waterproof trousers in case they catch on your chain and tear)
  8. General outdoor or fitness clothing to wear under your waterproofs (please avoid jeans and cotton clothes)
  9. Padded cycling shorts make things more comfortable, but are not to everyones taste
  10. Avoid wearing trousers with bulky seams between the legs (such as jeans)
  11. Extra jumper (for when we stop)
  12. Appropriate shoes to wear during the activity
  13. Sunhat or beanie (depending upon conditions)
  14. Sunglasses (with retainer cord)
  15. Suncream and midge repellant
  16. Small personal first aid kit and medication

Personal accident and possessions insurance

If you don't have all these items or forget something on the day, please let your guide know when you arrive and we may be able to lend you something appropriate.

Requirements

The requirements for a cycling journey are minimal. You should:

  1. be at least 16 years old,
  2. have an above average level of fitness,
  3. have some previous experience of cycling on roads
  4. be prepared to have fun exploring.

For all our activities:

  1. Under-18's must be accompanied on the activity by their parent or legal guardian.

Don't worry if:

  1. you do not have your own bike (we can hire on in for you at additional cost),
  2. you are worried about your fitness level (you can hire an electrically assisted bike),
  3. or have a specific medical or dietary need.

If any of these do apply, please contact us before booking and we will do our best to accommodate you on an adventure.

Itinerary

Your ride will start and finish at Otter Adventures (unless we have agreed to meet at Kingairloch Estate) where your bikes (if hired) will be waiting for you.


Group discount available


£70 per adult
£45 per child
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Cancellations

Reasonable

From the time of booking you have seven full days to change your mind, cancel your booking(s) and receive a full refund unless the booking was made 14 days or less prior to the start date of the trip (see below).

After this seven-day cancellation period and up to 8 days (15 for activities involving overnight stays) before the trip takes place, we will seek to reschedule your booking by offering you an alternative date, time or service. If this is not possible, we reserve the right to retain the deposit if refunding it would mean the cancellation of a multi-day trip, the trip running at a loss or Otter Adventures needing to pay for services no longer required as a direct result of you cancelling.

If during this period we are able to fill the place(s) you have cancelled, we will refund all monies paid by yourself.

With 7 days or less (14 for trips involving accommodation) notice, we will retain your deposit as it is unlikely that we will be very unlikely to fill the place(s) vacated by your cancellation at such short notice.

If you paid in full at the time of booking, an amount equal to 50% of the full fee will be retained and the remainder refunded.

If you choose to cancel on the day but the activity could go ahead, we will discuss this with you and agree an amicable resolution. We would prefer to reschedule your adventure (if possible) than cancel it.



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Where we'll meet

Your ride will start and finish at Otter Adventures (unless we have agreed to meet at Kingairloch Estate) where your bikes (if hired) will be waiting for you.

Otter Adventures Ltd
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