Do you fancy a ride along the beach, stopping for a brew-up and watching the sunset across the Atlantic?

Or how about a walk or ride along the coast, stopping off at various points to sit and look for otters and learn about their habitat and lifestyle?

guided fatbike tours

Does the thought of too many hills put you off trying a guided bike ride?
Would you prefer rides that are primarily on tracks, beaches or quiet country roads?
Would you like to learn more about Islay's wildlife and natural environment?

If you said yes to any of the above and are looking for a unique experience that can be lots of fun, for cyclists of all abilities, then join Kayak Wild Islay for an adventure on Fat Bikes.

Why Fat Bikes?
Fat Bikes allow visitors an exciting way of exploring and experiencing the coast with access to beaches and tracks looking for wildlife, exploring Islay's natural wonders and historical sites. Due to their balloon tyres Fat Bikes are particularly ideal for beach riding where they can float over sand and pebbles giving wonderful access to this amazing environment. Not only that, they are amazing fun, simple to ride and no heavier than any normal bike.

Other rides can include Bridgend woods, Staoisha to Bunnahabhain, Feolin ferry towards the base of the Paps (Jura). We are very happy to discuss your requirements with you and tailor a trip to suit your needs and wishes.

guided fatbike tours

Respecting Nature: All of our routes and activities take in to account respect for our natural environment and minimising our impact as much as possible. For instance, with its large and varied bird population Islay has nesting sites that must be avoided during breeding season. Otter watching is also carried out respectfully with minimal disturbance to these animals. We regularly liaise with the RSPB and seek their guidance in these matters.

Qualifications:our leaders are MIAS level 2 qualified guides (Mountain bike Instructors Award Scheme) we also have REC First Aid qualifications.

We currently offer half day adventures at £50 per person. Maximum group size is limited to four. If you don't have much time, shorter rides can be arranged.

Kayak Wild Islay provide Fat Bikes, helmets and gloves. All you need to enjoy your ride, is either shorts or leggings (reflective bands are available for trousers) a waterproof jacket, trainers or sturdy shoes/boots and a yearning for exploration and adventure!

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