Great Glen Way - return?

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Rasta
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Great Glen Way - return?

Post by Rasta » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Does anyone know of a good way to return from Inverness after doing the GGW?

Bus that takes bikes? Cheap taxi with bike?
The road is too dangerous to cycle.
Is there a south of the lochs off road route?

I've hiked and canoed it. Time to ride it. Just the return trip needs sorting.

A few wild swims and maybe take the fly rod.

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Re: Great Glen Way - return?

Post by mikejd » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:57 pm

South Loch Ness Trail would get you to Fort Augustus, not sure after that. Scotroutes is your man.

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Re: Great Glen Way - return?

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:55 pm

Hundreds of folk cycle the A82 every year. I'm not aware of collisions involving cyclists. Having said that, it can be pretty unpleasant in parts.

As above, South Loch Ness Trail, combined with NCN74, but that's mostly replicating the GGW once south of Fort Augustus (you can do both sides of Loch Oich though).

Otherwise, Ticket to Ride Bike Hire in Inverness do a taxi. They'll advise on sharing possibilities which can cut the cost substantially.

https://www.tickettoridehighlands.co.uk ... nsport.php

(I worked there up until the end of last year).

Fire away if you have any other GGW questions.

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Re: Great Glen Way - return?

Post by Rasta » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:23 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:55 pm
Hundreds of folk cycle the A82 every year. I'm not aware of collisions involving cyclists.
I don't know where you get your information from 'cos I've hit loads :oops:


I could try waving a tenner at any van that passes, then a twenty....
I can ride back but I want to chill on this trip with some swims, camping and fly fishing.

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