Fully supported Guided Cycling Tours

    At Skinny Tyres, we pride ourselves on providing unrivaled cycling holidays in Scotland. We will support you along the way as you ride over mountains, through deep glens and forests, and out to the wild and untamed Outer Hebrides and islands on the west coast of Scotland. We have been providing cycling trips that exceed expectations since 2009. We have the experience and ability to make your dream holiday a reality. Our unique approach to running a cycling holiday with our fully customised van and expert team of guides means you can be confident that we will ensure every detail of your trip is planned with the ultimate goal of providing an amazing cycling holiday.

    Exceptional in every way

    Keith Salisbury, Land’s End to John O’Groats 2020

    Cycling holidays as they should be

    When you embark on a cycle tour through Scotland with Skinny Tyres you know you are in the capable hands of a professional team. We focus exclusively on cycling holidays and this means we can deliver on our expertise. As obsessive cyclists ourselves, we know what a cyclist needs on and off the road and we follow the philosophy of providing a cycling experience that we would like to have ourselves. With over a decade of experience in running cycling holidays, we know what makes a great trip.

    The fabulous Skinny Tyres team ensure that navigation, logistics, snacks, mechanicals are all taken care of

    Neil MacKinnon, Highland Perthsire 2022

    Active support for your cycle tour

    Leaving you free to enjoy the ride and relax

    Unlike the majority of other cycling tour companies, we do not provide guides who ride their bikes with the groups. Instead, at Skinny Tyres our guides will support you on the road with our fully customised vans that accompany you on the route. Each van is laden with equipment and stock to ensure that every need you may have on your trip is catered for. From a full bike workshop to spare clothing, salted tomatoes to massage rollers – we aim to leave no cycling need to chance. As you ride you can leave a day bag in the van with personal items and have access to it all day. We will provide full GPS files and trip route notes for each day of cycling and our guides will be there on the road with you throughout the day to ensure you get the best experience and support.

    All-inclusive cycling holidays in Scotland

    So much more than just someone showing you the way to go.

    Dinner at the Hebridean Hotel on Harris - part of the Hebridean Way Cycle Tour with Skinny Tyres

    Cycling is our passion and we love supporting cyclists to tour around Scotland. Our aim is to give you the most comprehensive package available. All our trips are inclusive of pre-trip logistics, hotel accommodation, breakfast and 3-course evening meals, guided support with our customised vehicles, baggage transfer, and ferry bookings. With Skinny Tyres you can discover the unparalleled beauty of the Scottish landscape while enjoying a hassle-free and enriching journey on your bike.

    Local Knowledge and cultural insight: Our experienced guides possess intimate knowledge of Scotland’s rich and diverse terrain, traditions, and cultures. Keeping you on track is only part of their job. They are there to support and enhance your trip. Our guides offer valuable insights into the local heritage, pointing out historical landmarks, sharing fascinating stories, and taking photos of you along the way.

    Safety First: Your safety is paramount. Our guides are trained in outdoor first aid and equipped to handle any unexpected situations that may arise during your cycling tour including mechanical mishaps. They’ll ensure you navigate challenging terrain safely and provide support whenever needed.

    Logistics Made Easy: Planning a cycling trip in the Highlands of Scotland can be daunting when it comes to researching routes, booking ferries, other transport, meals, and accommodation. Let our team take care of all the logistics.

    Support and Encouragement: As a physically active holiday we are always on hand to provide continuous support and assistance to achieve your cycling goals. We tailor our support to the needs of each group ensuring that each rider is looked after whatever their experience and ability is.

    We welcome everyone

    Joining an organised cycling trip can be a nerve-wracking experience. We understand that and know that doubts about ability, age, group speeds, fitting in, and much more are very real concerns for many.

    We pride ourselves on an inclusive and sustainable approach to organising our cycle tours. We love supporting people of all abilities, backgrounds and ages to visit and cycle through an area of Scotland that they may otherwise never visit, or perhaps otherwise not get an opportunity to cycle through.

    At Skinny Tyres we provide a dynamic approach to guiding that allows everyone, no matter what your ability or experience is, to experience a fantastic and welcoming cycling holiday that meets your individual needs.

    We put a lot of care and attention into making our trips as inclusive as possible for everyone. If you are considering joining us on a tour, but have any concerns, then please get in touch and we will be more than happy to chat with you.