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New Opportunity for Adventure in Scotland

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-49541621

Biking across Scotland? Never knew about this trail. My family consistently looks at hiking or volunteering vacations but had never considered a bike vacation. As avid trail bikers, perhaps this is a good excuse for us to stretch our boundaries and take a cycling trip!

Any cycling forum readers have experience packing up your bikes for overseas adventure? Anyone else have experience with this trail?

Thanks so very much.

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I am not much of a biker, but biking tours are not that uncommon. It would be a novel way to see Tanzania and include a safari, as my coworker did. Given the amount of people who bike in parts of Europe (I'm thinking Amsterdam and some of the Benelux regions) it should certainly be considered. A neighbour often does DIY bike tours, but I think they get their bikes in country, stay in towns, and pack just what fits their panniers.

Posted by
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Another cycling route across Scotland, shorter than the one above, is the John Muir Way, which runs east-west from Muir's birthplace at Dunbar past Loch Lomond to the west coast.

https://johnmuirway.org

We considered it when it first opened in 2014, but chose a walking holiday instead. I find the logistics of organizing a point-to-point bike tour with luggage a bit daunting. But maybe I should propose something this to my kids and grandchildren to celebrate my next "big" birthday.