Mountain bike trips scotland

Scotland's mountain biking capital! Dumfries and Galloway is the home to some of the best mountain biking trips in Scotland and at the Galloway Activity Centre we have loads of options for those wanting to explore the best that Scotland has to offer by bike.

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activity trip

This Mountain Biking trip runs in the morning and afternoon. A power boat trip across Loch Ken starts this exhilarating adventure. On the opposite shore our Mountain Bike Leaders will guide you around a beautiful, non-technical forest track and get you back in time for the next session.

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guided night rides

In the Spring and Autumn we run our popular Night Rides. Travel through the heart of Scotland's only Dark Skies Park by night then whizz across Loch Ken in complete darkness back to the comfort of the centre.

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Bike Hire

Our range of Mountain Bikes are perfect for exploring the forest tracks of the Galloway Forest Park or beyond. We provide a map and can transport the bikes to the opposite side of the Loch for you to explore the area on your own.

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mountain biking activity sessions

You can enjoy this activity as one of our taster sessions. For your convenience, we run two half day sessions each day at the following times. The timings include getting kitted up with wetsuits and equipment:

09.00 - 12.00
13.00 - 16.00

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To book or for more information contact us online or call us now on 01556 502 011

mountain biking activity sessions

After you're kitted up with bikes and helmets there'll be no time to lose. We'll load the gear into a power boat and blast across Loch Ken where your instructor will guide you through gentle forest tracks taking in the scenery of the beautiful Galloway Forest Park. During the coronovirus outbreak we are unfortunately not able to take customers across the loch in the boat, so we will meet you at the other side with the bikes.

mountain biking activity sessions

The session will include approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of cycling on rough forest tracks. There's no hair raising descents or tricky obstacles but younger children might find it a struggle. We'd recommend 8 and upwards but as with all our activities it depends on the children

mountain biking activity sessions

We run Mountain Biking as an activity session all year around. Prior booking is essential and we ask for payment at the time of booking.

mountain biking hire

Bikes are available to hire from us if you wish to explore the trails on your own. There are no signed routes in the Galloway Forest Park, we provide maps but if you are unsure of your ability to navigate then we would recommend doing an instructor led session.

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To book or for more information contact us online or call us now on 01556 502 011


This activity costs £60pp including equipment and guide. Combine with another half day experience for £90pp!


Please note that bookings are binding and we do not accept cancellations.

Please note that bookings are binding and we do not accept cancellations.

stay a while

Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of eclectic accommodation, from our bunkhouse lodge (sleeps 20) to Loch Side Cabins, Mongolian Yurts and much much more. Check out all the accommodation options available and make a stay of it!

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