Day 12 & 13 – groovy Aviemore, interesting Inverness and incredible Invershin

Leaving the Cairngorms via Aviemore and over the Slochd summit was lovely, not so long a day and more downhill than up… which would have been even better if not for a ridiculous head wind that at times was a battle just to stay upright!

Made our way to Inverness, had some food and stayed at an interesting guest house in the centre… I can’t say I’d recommend staying there, their idea of a continental breakfast was a bowl of cereal, one piece of toast, tea or coffee, a banana and a weird chocolate pastry thing, nothing else. The location was excellent (very central) though, I’m going to write trip advisor reviews of all the places we stayed, good, bad and interesting.

Thursday morning we dropped our camping stuff off at the hotel we’re staying at Saturday and with lighter bikes headed over the Kessock bridge.

We had less miles to cover today, which was great because it rained for a large part of the day – pity as I suspect if we could see the scenery it’d be impressive. The last 5 miles into a strong head wind with soaking rain was not fun.

We found our way to the outstanding Invershin bunkhouse, hung our kit to dry… gave thanks that we weren’t in a tent… had some food in the attached hotel’s bar ready for the last full day riding tomorrow!

Saturday we’ll need to be up early for the final 37 miles to the finish in time to catch our bus back to Inverness… so close…

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