What makes Torridon so good?
We’re often asked what it is that draws us back to Torridon time and time again – we actually spent more evenings there than in Wales in summer 2017! So here goes…
Torridon is one of those rare places where the mountains rise straight out of the sea. Jagged 1000m giants tower above a truly stunning coastline.
This place could have been purpose-built for mtbs. Mile after mile of sinuous singletrack, predominantly rocky, with the odd section of sublime slick rock that takes your breath away. It’s hard not to whoop! in places! Our favourite descent of all time is the highlight of our trips here.
The glens here are wild. As you climb, you cross ever higher passes until eventually, it feels like someone has slammed a door behind you and it’s just you, your bike, the mountains and the rivers.
Golden eagles and red deer are commonly spotted, but rarities too, such as the gigantic sea eagle and the ever-illusive otter. We’ve seen them all on our trips up here.
There’s something so cool about riding from the trail straight to the bar. And the Torridon Inn is perfectly placed for this. It also stocks a great selection of local beers (and whisky for those that prefer).
The Torridon hostel redefines hostels. We did a survey of our customers in 2015, and this came out as the favourite accommodation. It’s superbly-located – right on the coast and at the foot of the mountains – friendly, comfortable, with most of our clients enjoying twin rooms, and has the best drying room ever (not that it ever rains of course!).
So, if you’ve got an mtb bucket list, Torridon should be on there. And in our opinion, probably top… #FreeYourRide