ACCOMMODATION:

The accommodation provided is either in Scottish Tourist Board graded B&B establishments or in accommodation inspected by ourselves. For the most part we use guest houses, farmhouses or private houses: the emphasis is on a friendly welcome, good quality facilities and a hearty breakfast. Prices are based on two persons sharing a twin/double room. Single Bookings are welcome but will normally incur a supplement to cover any increased room rates. Family rooms consisting of one double and one single bed or one double bed and 2 single beds will be provided if available. Private facilities can be provided at most locations. For prices of other grades of accommodation including Hotels and Budget Hostels please enquire at our office. Evening meals are available at some B&Bs or are readily available nearby. We will advise when prior booking is necessary.

LUGGAGE CARRYING:

A luggage carrying service is available on our tours. The price varies with the distance and complexity of the route. It is per group, based on a party of one to four persons. Excess luggage can be left with ourselves to be collected at the end of the tour.

HOLIDAY START:

You can start your holiday on any day of the week except for a small number of tours. We will be happy to advise on your travel arrangments to the tour departure point.

CHILDREN:

Children are welcome to accompany adults on the less strenuous tours. We suggest a minimum age of 10 years but it will depend on the individual's cycling experience. Reductions are available for children under 12yrs who share their parents room.

TOUR ROUTES:

These are chosen and surveyed by ourselves. They follow minor roads, cycle paths or forest trails allowing ample time for pauses to visit places of interest. You will receive a printed detailed route description and a Tourist Map of the region on which the route is marked. This also has details of places of interest and your tour pack includes numerous brochures. Bicycle reservations and tickets are supplied for trains where necessary but the cost of the train fare is not included in the tour price. You require to purchase your own passenger tickets for ferries. We regret that we do not supply printed routes except as part of a holiday package or with cycle hire but are happy to advise on the numerous books available.

TRANSFERS:

An Airport/rail/bus collection service can be arranged. This can be very competitive for groups (up to four per car) and recommended if you are bringing your own bike to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports. If you require any advice regarding the journey to the tour start please do not hesitate to contact us. Other sources of information are

CURRENCY:

The pound sterling is the currency in Scotland. English or Scottish bank notes are accepted and cash may be obtained from the widely available ATMs. Credit cards are accepted for most transactions but not for the payment of accommodation in small B&Bs, small shops and cafes. For your tour we accept payment in GBP Sterling. Credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Amex) and international Maestro/debit card payments are accepted with a 2% additional fee to offset bank charges. UK debit cards, no additional fee.

OTHER SERVICES:

From arranging train reservations or a hire car at the end of your cycle tour to a yachting trip around the wonderful Hebridean Islands we can usually find the exact event to complete a memorable Scottish vacation. Walking, guided and self-guided, canoeing, bird watching, fishing, painting, photography, riding & pony trekking, motor bikes or scooters, whale & dolphin watching, scuba diving, natural history, golf, four x four driving---the list is endless: just contact us with your request and we will do the rest!!

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