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Bike & Sail Scotland

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Standard cabin: £835
Standard Cabin+: £955
Single cabin: £1235

6 Nights

 

This is the first time that mountain biking is been combined with a Tall Ship in Scotland. It’s unique accommodation, activity and transport have been combined. Sailing & Mountain biking Scotland: You travel in the knowledge that everything is arranged and you receive hospitable service.

This offers a unique combination of physical activity, accommodation and travel. This is only to all who love discovering unknown paths and adventure. We go in largely untouched landscapes on the common search for beautiful mountain bike trails, because Scotland is perfect for mountain biking and sailing.

During this trip, we will try things out and test them. There will be plenty of beautiful and unexpected moments and routes, but also things can go wrong. That’s why we offer this tour for just £ 835 per person – and because it’s an experiment, the maximum number of participants will be limited to just 15 people.

Scotland is the destination of mountain bike rides – just look at the scenery! Over mountains, through gorges and forests ski tracks, also the most wonderful landscape waits for you. Scotland is a world-class destination for every mountain biker. There is fun and you can experience a real adventure. Are you an experienced mountain biker? Scotland is home to countless routes with tolled climbing parties and departures on single and double tracks. Many of the trails in Scotland are natural and rustic “old paths and passes” where you can plan your own route through the wild and rugged countryside.

NATURAL TRAILS
Access to nature is exceptionally good in Scotland, which is why the country is so popular with mountain bikers and suggests that there is an impressive selection of natural routes to test. If you look at the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, it is certain that mountain biking in the Scottish countryside will continue in the future.

Trip Start: 01 June 2020

Trip End: 07 June 2020

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

“T/S Flying Dutchman” Tall Ship, built in 1903
Read more about this ship here

Vessel Length

39.5 meters

Skipper

Yes

Berth

twin or quad cabins

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

25% deposit. STRICT.

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • All charges regarding port fees, tourists fees and fuel expenses.
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Full board, including coffee, tea, milk and juice at all meals.
  • The use of a zodiac for landings when we visit places without a harbour.
  • The crew: captain, cook and first mate.

Additional

  • Transport to and from the vessel
  • Mountain Bikes (hire can be arranged at an extra cost)
  • Personal expenses ashore
  • Food ashore
  • Fees for events that take place outside the ship.
  • Beverages besides the included drinks during the meals.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Oban, Scotland

Getting back

Oban, Scotland

This is the first time that mountain biking is been combined with a Tall Ship in Scotland. It’s unique accommodation, activity and transport have been combined. Sailing & Mountain biking Scotland: You travel in the knowledge that everything is arranged and you receive hospitable service.

This offers a unique combination of physical activity, accommodation and travel. This is only to all who love discovering unknown paths and adventure. We go in largely untouched landscapes on the common search for beautiful mountain bike trails, because Scotland is perfect for mountain biking and sailing.

During this trip, we will try things out and test them. There will be plenty of beautiful and unexpected moments and routes, but also things can go wrong. That’s why we offer this tour for just £ 835 per person – and because it’s an experiment, the maximum number of participants will be limited to just 15 people.

Scotland is the destination of mountain bike rides – just look at the scenery! Over mountains, through gorges and forests ski tracks, also the most wonderful landscape waits for you. Scotland is a world-class destination for every mountain biker. There is fun and you can experience a real adventure. Are you an experienced mountain biker? Scotland is home to countless routes with tolled climbing parties and departures on single and double tracks. Many of the trails in Scotland are natural and rustic “old paths and passes” where you can plan your own route through the wild and rugged countryside.

NATURAL TRAILS
Access to nature is exceptionally good in Scotland, which is why the country is so popular with mountain bikers and suggests that there is an impressive selection of natural routes to test. If you look at the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, it is certain that mountain biking in the Scottish countryside will continue in the future.

ITINERARY

he specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, currents and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.

Day 1: Arrival in Oban
You will arrive in Oban, a fishing village on a beautiful bay. Oban is also known as the pearl of the Western Highlands, with its winding alleys and picturesque bay full of yachts, ferries and small fishing boats.
The Flying Dutchman is moored on the Northpier, less than a hundred meters from the famous Oban whiskey distillery. You will be welcomed on board and get to know the crew and the other participants. Afterwards there is a nice dinner and we raise the glass on a beautiful trip.

Day 2: Tobermory (Fishnish)
Mull is the third largest island in Western Scotland. Along the way we pass the beautifully restored Duart castle, an impressive sight. Our destination for this day is the Fishnish pier. From here the mountain bike continues over beautiful trails that make it possible to cycle to Tobermory.
The Flying Dutchman sails further to the picturesque fishing village of Tobermory where we meet again.

Day 3: Lochaline-Loch á Choire
After a nice and healthy breakfast we sail to Lochaline (3 hours of sailing) where the mountain bikes are put ashore. This northwestern tip of Scotland is absolutely worth a visit. It is a beautiful area with views of Mull and Ardnamurchan.

Day 4: Route Ballachulish Blast
Today our Sailing & Mountain biking Scotland trip continues with a beautiful route that goes through the mountains and the woods. For a large part you will bike along Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven with beautiful views.

Day 5: In the shade of Ben Nevis
In the shadow of Ben Nevis: this route focus more on the history and highlights around the area around Fort William. The route leads to the ruins of Inverlochy Castle and along the Caledonian Canal with the Neptune staircase. This is with 8 locks, the longest lock complex in Great Britain. You can see how Ben Nevis dominates the area and you can enjoy beautiful views. A very adventurous route.

Day 6: World cup MTB Fort William
This day we are watching the World cup competition. At the end of the day we sail to Oban. Anyone who also wants to see the second day of the World Cup can take the bus next day to Fort William .

Day 7: Departure from Oban
Unfortunately our Sailing & Mountainbiking Scotland trip ends today after a turbulent week. After a good breakfast you say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and his crew. You have experienced a varied week in which you have seen and perhaps even learned to appreciate enchanting Scotland in a unique way.

KIT LIST

Base layer – 2x warm thermal tops + thermal leggings

Mid layer – 2x fleece type mid layers + mid layer trousers

Light waterproof shell (waterproof hiking type jacket and trousers) – for exploring ashore

Down jacket – a down (or synthetic alternative) jacket, the warmer the better

Gillet – optional but a really versatile mid layer, down or synthetic down are great

Hats – 2x warm wool hats, ear flaps are great

Waterproof hat – a waterproof hat or cap (eg Sealskins)

Neck warmer – 2x ‘Buff’ style neck warmers

Gloves – one waterproof pair (ski or fishing type) + 2x thinner fleece liner / spare pairs

Socks – 2x pairs of warm socks for sailing + hiking socks for exploring ashore

Boots – Wellington type boots. These are needed not just for sailing but also for getting ashore from the rib where you may need to stop into mid-calf depth water. They don’t need to be expensive or sailing specific, but they should be waterproof with good grip

Hiking shoes / boots – suitable for exploring on rough or wet terrain ashore

Rucsac – for on land exploring

Underwear – a couple of sets of comfortable underwear

Swimwear –

Camera, batteries, memory cards etc – it is possible to charge camera batteries onboard but it is a good idea to bring spare batteries and lots of memory card space

Entertainment – books, music etc for rest time

Toiletries – basic wash kit with travel-sized bottles

Eye mask and earplugs – can make sleeping easier in the midnight sun

Any personal medications that you need – ensure you have enough to last the whole trip

Dry bags – recommended for keeping any electrical kit in and for taking things ashore

Head torch – ideally with a red light function

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

A set of ‘shore clothes’ for travelling in / rest days in town

Passport / visas

Credit/debit card for shore-based activities or travel emergencies

Kitbag – this must be squashy type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal

INSURANCE

It is the responsibility of each member of the voyage crew to ensure that they have sufficient cover for their needs.

You must be covered for tall ship sailing outside of coastal waters.

You will not be able to sail if you do not have adequate insurance.

We can recommend an appropriate insurer. Please enquire when booking.

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LOCATION

“Trip of a lifetime & perfect for the solo traveller….”

Tori

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