Sailing the Scottish Isles in search of mountain bike heaven

The Scottish Isles are beautiful but difficult to navigate. The Trippin’ crew couldn’t resist the rumours of perfect singletrack, and set off in a yacht to see what they could find…

The Hebrides are a wild and windy place, but somehow all the more beautiful for that. The Trippin’ crew are based in the English Lakes, but were brought up exploring Scotland by camper van. Their life revolves around riding bikes and exploring new places, so when they heard rumours of perfect singletrack in the wild Scottish Isles there was only one thing to do: find a boat and go ride it!

“As we were quick to learn wind and sail power is not the most efficient way of travelling when on a timescale, and the waiting game is a big part of the adventure. Exposed water is a scary place in the wrong winds and perusing even the closest of coastlines can soon become an insurmountable task and sometimes vomit-inducing pass time. After a few days at sea dry land brings welcome sturdiness. Passing the bikes off the dingy onto the seaweed ridden pier was more than enough encouragement for the riding that awaited us on the island of Rum.”

Sailing The Scottish Isles in Search of Untouched Singletrack! Chasing Trail – Ep. 4 – Yacht Week!

Head out to Scotland with the Trippin Fellaz to sail from isle to isle in search of untouched singletrack!

“Gliding back down the Sound Of Mull towards Oban our journey suddenly made a lot of sense. The sun was out, the waves had subsided and the token Scottish whisky was flowing. The usually high pace of life was long forgotten with the lapping waves on the hull, and the occasional flutter of the sails. The spirit of adventure had once again taken us off the beaten track looking for that something different, but this time it WAS different: we had experienced just as much on the way there as we had on the trail, and after all, its not the destination, but the journey that matters.”