Cycling and Bike Hire Inverness


Getting on two wheels is one of the best ways to take in the sights around Inverness and the Scottish Highlands. Catering to all levels of ability, there are plenty of cycle routes to explore the magnificent natural landscapes, during your stay with us at the Kingsmills Hotel.

Bike hire in Inverness

First things first, you need a bike. You can easily hire a bike in Inverness and then you’re on your way.

Ticket To Ride, based at Bellfield Park in the city centre, hires out a range of road bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes. They also have some junior mountain bikes, child seats and a trailer, suitable for family bike rides. Bikes come with the necessary accessories, such as a helmet, pump, lock and lights. Plus, there are optional extras available. Visit their website for more information, or call them on 01463 419 160.

Inverness Bike Hire is located on Church Street, near Inverness Castle, and specialises in hybrid bikes. They also come with accessories like helmet and lock. Please see their website, or call them on 01463 710664 for more details.

Cycling; A sustainable way to explore

Choosing to explore on two wheels will not only let you explore more immersively. But, it is also lighter on the planet. Sticking to well signposted routes and taking care not to stray from formed access paths, you will be well on your way to discover the Highlands safely. And, you’ll show respect for our land.

We are committed to encouraging sustainable activities in the Highlands and our team have curated a list of low-carbon activities. From tours of ancient battlegrounds to leisurely low-carbon cruises on our lochs.

Cycling routes near Inverness

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to great cycling routes in and around Inverness. The city centre is very cycle-friendly and easy to get around. From the city centre, you can follow the River Ness and Caledonian Canal down to Dochgarroch. For a challenge, the wonderful long-distance trail, Loch Ness 360°, which follows the Great Glen Way and South Loch Ness Trail, is right on the doorstep. The Forestry Commission has mountain biking trail centres, such as Learnie Red Rocks, with colour-graded trails for different levels of ability. You can even visit some of the Highland’s historic sites by bike, for example, Culloden Battlefield and the Clava Cairns.

What’s more, Ticket To Ride have produced a guide, with popular routes from their bike hire centre, including maps and directions. Download it here. You can also pick up a free copy when you hire bikes from them, or just ask if you need further advice on routes and trails in the area.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Turn your holiday at The Kingsmills Hotel into an exhilarating outdoor adventure. Give us a call on +44 (0) 1463 257 100 or get in touch below for more information on things to do in Inverness.

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