Cycle Wester Ross!
There are a number of options for cycling in the area, although due to existing land use patterns, perhaps not so many options as in some other places in the Highlands. But....
What we do have covers some of the most stunning scenery and challenging routes that you can find throughout the country - we're talking quality, rather than quantity here! Have a look and see below.......
Loch Maree area: Slattadale Forest is situated just off the A832 road about midway between Kinlochewe and Gairloch in Wester Ross. It is about 1.5hr drive from Inverness. OS Grid Reference: NG888719. Car park and toilets available.
Kinlochewe :(Southern end of Loch Maree): Kinlochewe is about 50 miles from Inverness, via the A835 initially, then turning off onto the A832 signposted to Gairloch. Taking the first road to the right (signposted Incheril) leads to a carpark which is the starting point for the Kinlochewe Forest route.
Torridon :(described as an "Epic" trail!): Head for Kinlochewe on the A832. Once there, turn left towards Shieldaig on the A896. Follow this road for approximately 6 miles, and look for the car park off the single track road on your right hand side.
Kenmore: Kenmore is on the Applecross peninsula, a few miles west of Shieldaig. Turn off the A896 just south of Shieldaig, and head west along the singletrack road that heads for Applecross for about 5 miles. At Kenmore there's a small sign showing the path to Applecross where it leaves the road. There's a bit of space at the roadside here where you can park.
Grudie Bridge, (Eastern side of Wester Ross): Head north from Inverness on the A9, then at Tore take the A835 towards Ullapool. Once through Garve, turn left towards Achnasheen on the A832. The village of Lochluichart is signposted, and Grudie Bridge is about 1km west of the sign for Lochluichart Station.
With thanks to MTBtrails.info: MTBtrails.info is a FREE resource for mountain-bikers in the UK to share details about all kinds of mountain bike trails. The idea is that the site provides a rich framework for storing, organising, and displaying trail information, and that users provide an ongoing source of information about the trails they ride. Think of it like Wikipedia for mountain bike trails :-)