GoWhere is a company owned and run by a friendly chap by the name of McKenna, Andy McKenna. The company runs some of our favourite bike riding trips and they all take place in the wilds of Scotland. Thought you needed to go abroad to experience true adventure? Andy can sort out the trip of a lifetime and take you to places more remote than you’d expect.Andy McKenna.
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GoWhere now has a new package added to the roster of quality trips and this one’s good for those keen to witness the incredible action of the Fort William World Cup.
Here’s the low-down from GoWhere:
WORLD CUP SAFARI BY GOWHERE SCOTLAND
Words: GoWhere Scotland
9th to 13th June 2013
What is it?
A four day ‘mini-mountain bike ‘safari’ of Scotland’s big mountain riding. Riders will enjoy epic trails around Scotland’s World Cup epicentre – the infamous Mamore mountains and the trails of Kinlochleven – before taking to the high seas in search of hidden gems!
Who is it aimed at?
Anyone with a taste for ‘proper’ mountain biking, and already up in Fort William enjoying the World Cup looking to extend their trip and turn it into a real mountain biking adventure.
Kinlochleven and the surrounding mountains are home to some of the most rewarding back country and enduro mountain biking in Scotland – and in the same way that good things often come to those who wait, the big downs and wide smiles come only after you’ve scaled the Heights of Kinlochleven™.
The riding around Kinochleven divides opinion; some love it, some hate it. Why? Because the descents are tough enough to make the fainthearted wince. Yes, the riding falls squarely into the more demanding end of the spectrum but if you can handle big mountain ascents and the occasional sustained hike-a-bike knowing you will earn the country’s most exciting technical descents, this is a trip that will leave you with a story to share forever.
With sea level as your starting point…you know what’s coming next…each day begins with a challenging climb to gain some incredible views deep into the Mamore mountain range and out to sea. In this landscape of giants we’re nothing but insignificant dots, and if your idea of the perfect mountain biking adventure involves forgetting the daily grind and getting lost in the most immersive riding experience ever, then you’re in the right place.
And we mix things up with a mini-adventure WITHIN the BIG adventure: we hop on a private boat to access Scotland’s remotest ride, and spend a night on Scotland’s last great wilderness – The Rough Bounds. We may even strike out for the Isle of Skye in search of singletrack and whisky beneath the shadows of the Cuillins!
For more information: www.go-where.co.uk