The Skyline Trail and the Fun Loop
Set amongst some of Scotlands most dramatic scenery these two linked trails take you high above the village of Inverie, through mature, open woodland and cleared, regenerating native woodland areas; with the opportunity to take in the views across Loch Nevis and the Small Isles and catch your breath at the top.
The riding itself includes a bit of everything: long steep climbs, fast descents into bermed and tight trails, technical rock features, drop offs, optional jumps, a staircase and single track concrete sleepers before winding gently back down to the road.
There is something here to challenge most riders so take the time to walk and checkout any of the features you’re not sure of before riding them. Knoydart is very remote and the nearest medical help is 7 miles away by boat. There is also no mobile phone signal, so always ride with a buddy if possible or be sure to tell someone where you are going.
Knoydart’s woods are popular with other users so stick to the way marked trails and forest roads and be prepared to meet & greet other users along the way.
The Fun Loop
Starting at the top of Inverie Pier, the Fun Loop climbs gently up through open ground before winding its way back down through open woodland on boardwalks and bermed single track back to the start. Aimed at fit bikers with basic off-road skills there are more technical options for the brave.
The Skyline Trail
Continuing on from the Blue graded Fun Loop, the Red graded Skyline Trail climbs steadily up Bob’s New Road before turning off onto a wide path through mature coniferous woodland. This crosses over a burn before coming out into the open for a final big push up to the top and stunning views out over the loch. From here it’s literally downhill all the way over an array of technical and fun features. Not for the faint hearted.