Etape Loch Ness 2015

Etape Loch Ness 2015: a cycle sportive surrounding the iconic body of water in the Scottish Highlands.

On Sunday 26 April thousands of cyclists will fill the picturesque scenery surrounding Loch Ness for one of Scotland’s biggest cycling events – Etape Loch Ness.

The 67-mile sportive, which takes place on closed roads, will see amateur and experienced cyclists from the UK circling the iconic loch on a stunning 360o course.

Beginning in central Inverness, the timed challenge will see the cyclists taking in some incredible scenery along the route including the villages of Drumnadrochit, Invermoriston and Fort Augustus as well as experiencing some of the most thrilling cycling in the Highlands.

The cyclists’ determination will be tested as they take on the ‘King of the Mountain’ challenge, the most challenging hill climb of the entire course which extends 8km and towers 380m in height.

Further information about Etape Loch Ness is available at and regular updates will appear on social media through Twitter @EtapeLochNess and Facebook at

Could this event be part of your outdoor fitness repertoire?