20 multi-day cycling adventures off the beaten track
Author: Markus Stitz
Series title: Bikepacking
Paperback publication date: 18 May 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9781839811937
Bikepacking Scotland by Markus Stitz features 20 great multi-day off-the-beaten-track cycling adventures across the Scottish mainland and islands. Researched and written by the founder of Bikepacking Scotland, and mostly accessible by public transport, each route includes all the information you need to help you plan your ride, with points of interest along the route, food recommendations and accommodation options, in addition to stunning photography and overview mapping. Downloadable GPX files of the routes are also available.
Bikepacking Scotland by Markus Stitz features 20 great multi-day
off-the-beaten-track cycling adventures across the Scottish mainland and
The book features routes of different lengths which take in the best of
the country, from the Ayrshire Alps, Dumfries and Galloway and
the Borders in southern Scotland, through Perthshire’s unique
drovers’ roads and the grand architecture of the Central Belt,
across to Argyll’s islands on ferry-hopping adventures around Islay, a paradise for whisky connoisseurs, and Jura and Mull
to spot magnificent golden eagles. And, of course, the Scottish
Highlands with an epic tour of the Cairngorms National Park, home
to 25 per cent of Britain's rare and endangered species, as well as the
author’s own take on the North Coast 500 and more.
Researched and written by the founder of Bikepacking Scotland, and
mostly accessible by public transport, each route includes all the
information you need to help you plan your ride, with points of interest
along the route, food recommendations and accommodation options, in
addition to stunning photography and overview mapping. Downloadable
GPX files of the routes are also available. Alongside further
information on access, seasons and what to pack, and valuable insight
from Scottish cycling personalities including Mark Beaumont and Jenny Graham, this book is full of practical tips and advice for
both experienced bikepackers and those who want to try it out for the
Markus Stitz is a German-born route designer, filmmaker,
photographer and writer, based in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. He
caught the adventure bug while living in New Zealand and has explored
Scotland extensively since he moved here in 2009. Before cycling 34,000
kilometres unsupported around the world on a single-speed mountain bike,
he mapped his first bikepacking route, the Capital Trail, awarded best
new route in 2015 by bikepacking.com Shortly after his trip he founded Bikepacking Scotland (bikepackingscotland.com) has worked in many
corners of Scotland, designing bikepacking and gravel routes for Wild
About Argyll, Visit East Lothian, the Cateran Ecomuseum, VisitCairngorms
and others. Markus is an ultra-endurance racer, with three successful
finishes of the Highland Trail 550, along with single finishes of the
Silk Road Mountain Race and the Atlas Mountain Race. Markus’s writing
has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and online publications
including Singletrack, Cycling UK, Cranked *and *Yellow Jersey.
He is the author of Great British Gravel Rides and he also co-edited Big Rides: Great Britain & Ireland. Bikepacking Scotland is his
second solo book. markusstitz.com
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