• Why 2017 is the year to try the North Coast 500

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Forget Route 66. Turn your steering wheel away from the Great Ocean Road and forget about the Pacific Coastal Highway. If you want to drive, ride your motorbike or cycle under big skies along the open road enjoying some of the world’s finest scenery – not to mention savour boat fresh seafood, epic...

  • Top 5 Perth

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Looking for an amazing family escape or a getaway with friends? This is for you! Did you know Perth was a former capital of Scotland? The old city is ideally situated in the central belt with roads connecting the Highlands to the northeast. Perth Youth Hostel offers visitors, adventure seekers and...

  • Loch an Eilein Ride

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    This month we're inspiring you to get active by getting out there and exploring Scotland! There's a variety of fantastic routes in locations across the country whether you are looking for a heart-thumping, exhilarating experience, a challenging route with lots of mud and dirt, or an easier lower...

  • Bikepacking Trails in Scotland: The Highland Trail

    Posted by Markus Stitz on

    When I think back to the two times I have ridden the Highland Trail, I am still not sure what made me tackle it twice, first on a singlespeed, then with semi-fat tyres and gears. After the first time I had sworn never to do it again, but that didn’t last long. For 2015 I was back on the list of...

  • The Challenging Bealach Mor Sportive

    Posted by Renny Hutchison on

    Thank goodness for Torridon. As a recreational cyclist, occasional hill walker, and unconvincing triathlete, I consider it my right to leave my training and organisation for an event to the very last minute. So it was no surprise that just days before cycling the infamous 90-mile Bealach Mor...

  • Over the Sea to Skye

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Love the great outdoors and getting active amongst Scotland’s glorious sweep of scenery? Love Scotland’s islands, but just not sure which one out of the 800 or so to visit? Then join me now as I delve into the SYHA hostels on the Isle of Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides. Here the ace...

  • Eat Sleep Train Repeat

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day athletes are not made in a week. The more training you do the more resistance you will build up and the easier you will find crossing the finishing line on race day. As a rule of thumb, Sport Ecosse recommend that you give yourself at least 4 months to train for...