Lochs Glens Forts and Castles

Level1/2 ride for mountain bikes.  Mileage is short but the terrain can be hilly although there is very little technical terrain.
There is a choice of accommodation.  This tour can also be extended by taking 4 days on the ride or adding a fourth day at Inverness for a visit to Fort George and Culloden.​​​​

  1. Fort William to Invergarry
    Meeting point Fort William railway station.
    After the obligatory photo at the way marker we head north along the Caledonian Canal on this first fairly flat 30 mile stretch. There are chances for some side trips, otherwise we head steadily north east on a mix of tarmac, old railway, canal path and military roads. We will leave the main path and head for Invergarry and our first overnight stay .
  2. Invergarry to Drumnadrochit
    Climbing starts here
    From Invergarry we head for Fort Augustus this is where the Caledonian Canal joins Loch Ness. Leaving Fort Augustus the route runs parallel with Loch Ness and splits along the way to form a high and low route. The main way climbs to 100m whilst the high route reaches a max height of 313 m. The main route undulates it's way the final 15 miles to this evening's stop at Drumnadrochit. Although Drumnadrochit has a population of only 2000 there are plenty of attractions in the village or nearby, Urquhart Castle and the Nessie exhibition to name two of them.
  3. Drumnadrochit to Inverness
    Final day
    If you have elected for the three day tour this is your last day on the Great Glen Way. Drumnadrochit to Inverness the final twenty miles and the highest point on the main GGW 382m. The surface is mainly moorland track with minor roads and some roadside paths. The views along this stretch are wonderful and the descent into Inverness is perhaps the high point of the whole tour. The tour ends at the Castle however if you would like to extend your tour by a day a visit to Fort George and Culloden can be added to the itinerary.