Cycle Britain

Self-guided Tours Now Available with Cycle Britain

Self-guided bike touring is a popular emerging alternative to traditional group cycle tours, and Cycle Britain are pleased to announce that this is something they is now on offer. Cycle Britain director Alan Little commented, ‘whilst we are still offering traditional guided cycle tours, we have listened to your feedback and we know there are clients that would prefer to do it their own way. Leaving the difficulties of route planning, luggage transfers, equipment, and hotel booking to our team of experts, freeing people up to enjoy an independent touring experience without the hassles.’

Cycle Britain have started with just two self-guided tours but due to popular demand will be adding more in the coming weeks. The two self-guided tours that are now available for booking are…

North Coast 500 12 Days (self-guided) – 19th – 30th June 2023
North Coast 500 7 Days (self-guided) – 2nd July – 8th July 2023

A little about the North Coast 500

Our self-guided North Coast 500 is one of Britain’s most legendary road trips. We’ve adapted the route – avoiding main roads such as the A9, winding through more scenic regions, detouring to luxury accommodation options – to transform it into an epic cycling adventure. This trip is packed with rugged coastal and mountain landscapes, and a road that twists and turns as though its sole purpose is to showcase the best of Scotland.

Bealach Na Ba - North Coast 500

500 miles / 7 or 12 Day Options

Cycle Britain tours offer the best customer experience. Every decision is made to create an experience you will remember and treasure forever. Though this tour is self-guided, we will have a support vehicle on-hand for anything unforeseen. Ride in a maximum group size of 8 and enjoy the freedom to cycle at your own pace, whilst having the luxury of knowing your accommodation has been booked and your luggage will be transferred between hotels each day. We will provide the GPX files prior to the start of the tour. We provide high-quality accommodation with breakfasts. We book private rooms to guarantee optimum rest and recovery, however, room-sharing discounts are possible on request.

Our 7-day North Coast 500 self-guided tour, is for a faster and more challenging pace. We recommend the 12-day tour if you prefer slower paced to take in more of the sights and experiences on offer.

If you prefer fully-guided tours for the North Coast 500 (7 and 12 days), check out our dates here.

This tour is also suitable for e-bikes – we are the only company to offer this as a guided option – so this route is now more accessible than ever! E-bike hire is available with Cycle Britain.

To find out more about the self-guided North Coast 500 tours we are running please click on the relevant link above or contact us for more information – you can call on 01925 564281 or email at

Please note that other self-guided tours we will be offering within the next couple of weeks include Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) and The Hebridean Way. Please check our Self-guided tours section on the website OR contact us if you can’t wait.

For those who value independence in their cycling escapes, your Cycle Britain self-guided adventure is just a click away.