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Ben Alder Bike 'n' Hike

Friday 30th September - Sunday 2nd October 2022

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About the event:

One of the finest ways to reach Ben Alder is a cycle down Loch Ericht followed by a circular route from Culra Bothy. Lots to encounter - high plateaus, lochans, ridges, fantastic views - all while bagging 6 Munros!


The idea is to cycle in on day 1 and set up a wild camp. Should the evening look magnificent we can wonder up one of the hills to take in the sunset.


On the second day we’ll take in the elegant narrow ridge of four Munros which opens up onto a wide plateau on the final Munro of the day. Here we simply drop down the slopes to our tents and wee dram.


On the final day we’ll tackle the Ben Alder pair and then cycle out.


Munros:

Beinn Eibhinn (1,102m / 3,615ft)

Aonach Beag (1,116m / 3,661ft)

Geal-charn (1,132m / 3,714ft)

Carn Dearg (1,034m / 3,392ft)

Ben Alder (Beinn Eallair) (1,148m / 3,766ft)

Beinn Bheoil (1,019m / 3,343ft)


There may well even be some early snow!

Meeting Point:

Meet at 1000 at Dalwhinnie Station here. Please click on the links to see the exact location in Googlemaps. These will open in a separate tab.

Difficulty:

There are good tracks around the area but some pathless sections and a bit of scrambling. There are exposed narrow ridges but no significant technical difficulties. They are nevertheless long days and we’ll be wild camping.

Cost:

The trip costs £229 per person with discounts for booking more than one.

16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You will need to provide your own transport, travel insurance and accommodation

Numbers:

There are a maximum of 8 places and a minimum of 4 for the trip to take place.

Equipment:

Please see the All Activities and wildcamping section of the kit list here. In addition you will need a mountain bike, lock and helmet.

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To Book

If you want to chat to me about the trip then please feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions too.


To book simply click 'Register Now' and follow the instructions (or on mobile, the link below). You'll get an automated confirmation reply but I'll follow that up when I get back to civilisation to say thanks and with more detail about the event.

Please ensure you've read the booking Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.

Please check carefully which tickets you are booking and for how many. We try and be flexible but of course that brings loads of options!


Book the Ben Alder Bike 'n' Hike Here