Frequently Asked Questions

How to get there?

Travel to the start is not included in the price and has to be booked by you. Please check with us if you have any questions about when to fly.

Private airport transfers are included for each trip. Skinny Tyres will advise recommended flights & arrival information once we have received a booking form and deposit. If you have any questions regarding flight times and transfer prior to booking please contact us directly on

What if I have to change or cancel my trip?

Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel your booking, we must receive notice by email from the person making the original booking. The cancellation will take effect from the date that such written notice is received. The following cancellation charges will apply. The charges are expressed as a percentage of the total trip price excluding the deposit which is non-refundable.

  • 8-2 weeks 50%
  • 2-0 weeks 100%

If Skinny Tyres cancel the trip we will offer you the option of a 100% refund, or where possible we will reschedule the trip for a different date and you will be given the option of transferring your booking to this date. If you are unable to attend a rescheduled trip you will be offered a 100% refund.

Do I need travel insurance?

Skinny Tyres insist on travel insurance for yourself and equipment. Cycling on open roads can be dangerous. In the event of medical support, lost baggage or if you need to cancel your trip, insurance can be essential. Please ensure your insurance covers you for sport.

Additional contact details are also required by Skinny Tyres in case of emergency.

How big are the groups?

Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 20 clients per trip.

Can I have a single room?

If you would like a single room please indicate this on the booking form and we will contact you directly to confirm availability and price.

Can Inon-riding partners join the trip?

Non-riding partners are welcome on trips. Not all trips are suitable for non-riding partners as we travel from place to place, but those that are situated at one venue are. Please get in touch to dicuss options and prices

How fit do I need to be to ride on a Skinny Tyres trip?

You do not need to be a super fit to enjoy a Skinny Tyres trip. You should be comfortable with rides of longer distance and riding times of up to 6 hours. Our flexible approach to guiding and support means we do not regroup on the road, so you can ride at your own pace and not worry about riding with others in a group.

What do I need to bring?

We advise you to bring your own bike that you are most comfortable cycling longer distances on. It should be in good mechanical order and it is recommended that you have it serviced prior to your trip

If you are arriving by flight it is recommended that you do not pack your clothing, shoes, helmet and pedals with your bike. In the unlikely event that your bike does not arrive with your flight, we can source a replacement bike for you as required, but cannot provide clothing and helmets.

A helmet which you should wear at all times when out on the road. You should also be prepared with clothing for all weathers. Scotland has been known to have all 4 seasons in one day including snow up in the mountains in the middle of Summer. Bring long-fingered gloves, overshoes and other wet weather gear. We can carry as much extra clothing in our ride vehicle as you feel you may need including a spare change of clothes which we advise.

Can I stay longer?

Additional days to your trip can be booked if you would like to add days at either end of your stay. Please contact us at ride@skinnytyres.com for full details.