ISLE OF SKYE
Many of the roads on the biggest island in the Inner Hebrides have been given a 21st century upgrade, making for swift riding that is still, for the most part, low on traffic. Plenty of singletrack roads still survive, winding into the island’s most remote – and spectacular – corners. Never mind that they might be dead-ends; the mountain views are worth seeing from both directions.
Quiraing Crunch, 72 miles Scenic riding to tackle one of the UK’s signature hill climbs Quiraing is pronounced “Kerrang” (sort of), which should tell you what to expect of this climb. The highlight is a pair of brutal hairpins, up the cliff face. At Kensaleyre, turn right to Dunvegan for the full tour, or stay on the A87 to hotfoot it back to Portree. Get the route tinyurl.com/cplus-quiraing