The LochNess360ﹾ Challenge

The Mountain Bike Challenge


For all keen mountain bikers, it is planned that the Mountain Bike Challenge will start from the village of Dores early morning on the third and final day of the LochNess360ﹾ Challenge.

The route will leave the village and head towards Inverness on the South Loch Ness Trail. At Inverness it will link up to the Great Glen Way on the north side and follow the route of the trail all the way to the village of Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness. Here the route switches back on to the South Loch Ness Trail and heads steeply up hill to the Glendoe Hydro Works entrance. At this point we hope to spice things up a bit with some gravel biking before re -joining the South Loch Ness Trail and onwards to the village of Foyers. For the last 10 miles from Foyers, the route comes off the trail and is a straight dash along the B862 to the finish line at Dores.

Total distance:  approximately 129 km
Time limit:   14 hours
Indicative entry cost: £85

Elevation profiles

These elevation profiles show a cross-sectional view of the terrain along the Great Glen Way (sections 1 to 3 of the LN360°) and the South Loch Ness Trail (sections 4 to 6).

Elevation profile for the Great Glen Way
Elevation profile for the South Loch Ness Trail