Up on “Stac Polly”

As next day promised to be a bright, cloudless day, with temperatures in their high twenties it would be a perfect day to spend at the… beach?! Nah, a great day to climb up a mountain! Thus, I took my bike early morning and cycled back the 24km to Stac …

Mastering Assynt

After last two days’ ordeal, I put in a rest day at Lochinver, which turned out to be a very sensible idea as it continued to rain all day long. I was staying at the An Calan Bunkhouse, which comes with a lovely café with excellent food downstairs, where I …

Stomaching Assynt

From Durness I headed south. After that fierce west wind during the last days, I believed, I would have it easier from now on. How very wrong I was. No matter which turn the road took, the wind always came up front. I felt really mad. Additionally, I did not …

NC500 – road to paradise or highway to hell?

Next day I was on the road again, now in the opposite direction. While cycling along the coastal edges to the west, I was inevitably following the North Coast 500 route. NC500, a circular route encompassing the Northern Highlands, was created to develop tourism and to foster local economy as …

John O’Groats – off to Britain’s far north

After wonderful days in Aberdeen, me and my bike boarded the train to Thurso, a tranquil little town at the Scottish northern coast. I used Thurso as base to cycle to John O’Groats, the official starting point for my tour through Scotland. John O’Groats is mostly famed for forming the …