About Fat Bike Tours with Kayak Wild Islay:
Does the thought of too many hills put you off getting on a bike?
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 under the guidance and instruction of a qualified mountain bike leader?
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.
Originally set up to provide Kayak trips around the coastline of Islay we have now branched out to also include a Fat Biking option in our business. We are based just outside Port Ellen close to the local amenities and some of the main accommodation providers. We are also able to travel further afield to be nearer to your accommodation and even Jura if required (at additional cost). It also gives us an alternative to kayaking should your trip have to be cancelled due to the weather (wind).
Ability to ride a bike is essential but otherwise theses trips are suitable for novices and those with more experience. All trips can be individually tailored to your needs.
Small group sizes (maximum of 6). Minimum age: 12, E-fatbike also available.
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.
We have four main routes and many other options too:
- Explore the five-mile long Big Strand beach from the airport (flat)
- Three Distilleries pathway with otter tracking along the route (some small hills)
- Kintra Hill Track past Frachdale village and forest track. (Moderately hilly)
- Kilnaughton to Port-an-Eas waterfall (hilly)
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.
We will kit you out and provide a safety demonstration before we start and instruction along the route as required. Our trips generally last about 2 to 2.5 hours and will include a hot drink and some homemade flapjack on route.
Tariff and booking:
Half day Fat Bike tour – £50 per person.
See the booking form for more details at www.kayakwildislay.co.uk