night mountain biking

Join us for a guided Night Time Mountain Bike Ride around the Galloway Forest Park.

The evening will start at the Galloway Activity Centre where we'll fit you up with bikes and helmets. Once everyone's kitted up we'll load the bikes onto one of the power boats for an exciting trip across Loch Ken in the dark before disembarking and starting our route. Your guide will lead you around forest trails suited to your abilities before returning back across the Loch.

Last Saturday of every month September - February

Night riding

Guided night ride

Throughout the trip your Mountain Bike leader will guide you around the dark forest tracks and look after the safety of the group.

The ride is suitable for anyone who can ride for up to an hour or so.

Night Mountain Bike Riding

What's included

  • Bikes and Helmets
  • Torches (but feel free to bring your own too)
  • Power boat trip across the Loch (and back!)
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book now

Book by calling 01556 502011


We can run Night Mountain Biking Rides on any date for groups of 6 or more but for those looking to join a session we have scheduled some dates for this winter:

Saturday 25th September
Saturday 30th October
Saturday 27th November
Saturday 11th December
Saturday 29th January
Saturday 26th February

night ride how does it work

The night will start with a briefing where we'll kit you up with mountain bikes, helmets and torches and take a powerboat ride to the forest on the other side of Loch Ken. You'll be guided around some of the best forest trails Galloway has to offer (all gentle forest tracks). Time permitting we'll head up to the Otters pool or even the hidden cages before making our way back to the shore and heading back to the warmth of GAC.

night ride how much does it cost?


We can also run night rides for groups to order, let us know if you're interested in this.

night ride how to book

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

We require a minimum of 4 people to run night biking outside of set dates. If you have less than 4 then please get in touch and we will try and find some extra participants.

night ride safety

Safety is our number one concern and our organised night rides are a great way to experience the thrill mountain biking at night in a controlled environment. Your guide will have ridden the tracks both in the day and at night and our support vehicle is on hand to deal with emergencies or swap a bike with a puncture so you can carry on enjoying your night.

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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