Etape Loch Ness is a cycling endurance event in which participants can cycle 66 miles around the perimeter of Loch Ness on traffic-free roads. Billed as the ‘real’ Loch Ness monster, entries for this popular race are usually snapped up pretty quickly so register now if you’d like to participate. The sportive is always well-attended in part due to the incredible scenery throughout the route. This is no walk in the park course either with the highest peak reaching heights of 393 metres just over halfway through the course. The downhill slope is certainly one you’ll enjoy, though!
The Etape Loch Ness takes place on Sunday 23rd April 2017 around the banks of the famous Loch Ness Lake. The entry fee is £62 and places are strictly limited for this popular event. To get to the race, you can fly into Inverness Airport which is just 15 kilometres from the city centre. There are also coach, bus and rail services from most main cities in the UK. Whether you’re planning to spectate or participate in the event, make sure you bring appropriate clothing. April in the Scottish Highlands can be a beautiful but chilly affair with plenty of warm layers needed.
If you’re feeling up for yet another challenge, why not enter the King of the Mountain mini-feat which forms part of the wider event. At around 34 miles into the course, you’ll face a 380-metre climb with a gradient of 12%. All participants will be given a split time for this, the toughest section of the route. If you feel like going for the title, give it your all and find out at the end whether you’ve done enough to be crowned King of the Mountain. Check out the event’s Training Zone for tips on how to prepare for the race.
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While you’re in the Highlands for the race, why not extend your stay so that you can check out some of the amazing scenery in this wonderful area, including the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, historic Urquhart Castle and Glen Affric, considered to be one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens.
To find out more information about the race, please head to the official website where you’ll be able to check out the essential information you need to know if you’d like to compete, view the race route and find out detailed directions to the course.
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