night mountain biking

A night time guided mountain bike ride around the Galloway Forest in the heart of the Dark Sky Park. Starting by loading the mountain bikes onto a powerboat for an exciting trip across the Loch then finishing with tired legs and a well deserved hot drink.

Night riding

Guided night ride

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

The ride is suitable for anyone who can ride for an hour or so and there's our backup rescue vehicle on stand by should someone need an emergency hot chocolate!

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!)

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 6 people to run night biking.

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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