Located just south of Inverness, the Learnie Red Rock Trails are the perfect destination for mountain bikers eager to test their skills in a spectacular setting. With green, blue and black graded trails that cater to a range of abilities, plus a dirt jump and some thrilling descents, rock features and tabletops all set against impressive views of Ben Wyvis and the Moray Firth, this is a mountain bike experience you won't soon forget.
Starting in Inverness's historic city centre, this Inverness to Nairn cycle route passes along the tranquil banks of the River Ness as you head east toward the famous Culloden Battlefield, site of the decisive Jacobite defeat in 1745. You can stop to visit the excellent interpretive centre before traversing the vast Culloden Moor to see the well-preserved Clava Cairns, three Bronze Age burial mounds surrounded by stone circles. The ride next takes you through pretty woodlands and along the shores of the River Nairn, to finish in the quaint seaside fishing town of Nairn.
Enjoy fabulous views on this circular tour of the world-famous loch.
Starting in Inverness, you'll travel down the north shore, passing the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle before arriving at the canal locks at Fort Augustus, at the loch's southern tip.
From here you'll head north once more along the South Loch Ness Trail, which takes you past the dramatic Falls of Foyers, bridges built by General Wade, Iron Age forts and more – all within breath-taking vistas of mountains, forest, loch and moorland.