Fort Collins, CO– ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours announces two departures of a brand new cycling adventure across the Scottish Highlands with time aplenty on their 8 or 11-day itineraries for sampling a wee drap in the glen and freshly smoked salmon while pedaling by the heather from the North Sea to the Atlantic.
Departures for 2011 are July 3 and Sept. 4. Arrival/departure cities can be either Glasgow or Edinburgh. The eight-day Bicycling Scotland’s Highlands Coast to Coast covers 229 miles averaging 33 to 45 miles a day. The nearly all-inclusive per person double rate is $3,895 (single supplement $600).
The 364-mile, 11-day program Bicycling Scotland’s Highlands Coast to Coast Plus! the Isle of Skye extends by a ferry ride an adventure in the Hebrides. This nearly all-inclusive rate is $5,245 (single supplement $900).
Included in rates for both are, among others, use of a quality 24-27 speed bicycle, lodging, breakfasts, nearly all dinners, several lunches, tour leaders and fees related to sightseeing program.
Journey’s end of the eight-day program is Ardnamurchan Point (the most westerly point on the UK). Those electing to continue on the 11-day program travel by ferry to Skye, one of the islands of the Inner Hebrides with echoes of pre-Celtic inhabitants and some of the most stunning vistas in Europe.
“We’re one of the few cycling companies with an itinerary on road bicycles embracing Scotland’s North Sea-to-Atlantic Coast drama through the Highlands,” said Maria Elena Price, co-owner and manager. She noted that the new itineraries represent the company’s response to repeat clients’ requests for new and different destinations to explore.
Monica Price, co-owner and operations director, said, “While scouting this trip I didn’t realize how much wilderness there was in Scotland with miles of quiet pedaling through spectacular scenery, lochs, mountain vistas and coastal views. With friendly people who go out of their way to meet us and teach us everything there is to know about good ale and whisky, this tour is a treat on and off the bike.”