About the Tour

"Enjoy the natural beauty of the Highland Capital with our easy to ride cruiser bikes...."

The Waterways Tour

This guided adults only tour is on flat cycle paths, canal towpaths and some minor roads. On our tour we will visit some of the most scenic areas of the city of Inverness. We will ride along the River Ness into the Ness Islands then we will stop for a short visit to the Inverness Botanical Gardens, proceeding onto the world famous Caledonian Canal we continue on the canal towpath to the Muirtown locks where we may see the locks in operation, following the canal with views out to the Beauly Firth we will ride through the Merkinch Nature Reserve taking us out to the Moray Firth where our local dolphins can sometimes be seen. Picking up the River Ness again we head back to the City.

3 Tours Daily - From June to September

10:00am, 13:00pm and 16:00pm. Ensure you arrive 15mins prior to tour start time to size your bike and helmet.

Prices and Details

Price - £17 per Person
Duration 2 hours 15 minutes (approx)
Distance 10km
Difficulty - Easy

Booking is Essential

Due to the small group numbers (max 10) it is essential advance bookings are made to ensure availability. To make a booking select book now and complete the booking form with the date and time of your tour and we will check your tour availability and send you confirmation along with a link to make payment to secure your booking.

Please Ensure bookings are made at least 4 hours prior to departure.

Tour Meeting Place

We meet just over the Ness Bridge at Riva Restaurant on Ness Walk, where you can enjoy a coffee whilst you wait for your Tour start time.

Highlights

River Ness Islands

THE RIVER NESS

River Ness

NESS ISLANDS

Caledonian Canal

NESS ISLANDS

Odyssey

INVERNESS BOTANICAL GARDENS

Odyssey

INVERNESS BOTANICAL GARDENS

Odyssey

CALEDONIAN CANAL

Odyssey

THE MUIRTON LOCKS

Odyssey

MERKINCH NATURE RESERVE

Odyssey

MERKINCH NATURE RESERVE

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The River Ness

The River Ness runs through the city centre on its way to join the Beauly Firth. The river is the origin of the name Inverness which is from the Scottish Gaelic Inbhir Nis meaning the "Mouth of the Ness".

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Ness Islands

The Ness Islands are situated on the River Ness upstream from the city they are a popular natural beauty spot. The islands could only be reached by boat until 1828 when the first foot bridges were constructed, these bridges were washed away by the great flood of Inverness in 1849, it was 1854 before the bridges were replaced and still in use today.

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Ness Islands

The Ness Islands are a collection of small islands in the middle of the River Ness they are connected by a series of Victorian foot bridges. Common wildlife seen in the islands are seals,otters, bats and various seabirds. Fishermen can be seen fishing for Salmon from the islands.

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Inverness Botanical Gardens

We will stop for 20 minutes at this small Botanical Gardens giving time to view the award winning Cactus House, Landscaped Gardens and Greenhouses. It is a must see for any visitor.

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Inverness Botanical Gardens

The Inverness Botanical Gardens are full of beautiful floral displays with a cascading waterfall into a pool of Koi Carp. The gardens are a popular venue for wedding pictures and evening services.

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Caledonian Canal

The world famous Caledonian Canal runs 60 miles along the Great Glen from the South West coast to the North East coast at Inverness. Cycling along the canal towpath is a great way to experience the tranquillity of the Canal.

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The Muirtown Locks

The Caledonian Canal is made up of 29 locks, the Muirtown locks are the last stairway locks before the canal meets the Beauly Firth. The locks have been in operation since 1822. Queen Victoria took a trip along the canal in 1873 which resulted in Inverness becoming a popular tourist destination.

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Merkinch Nature Reserve

The Merkinch Nature reserve is a hidden gem nestled on the shores of the Beauly Firth with amazing views over the Black Isle. The reserve has an abundance of birdlife that can be seen from Terns, Ducks, Herons and if you are lucky you could also see a Kingfisher or an Osprey.

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Merkinch Nature Reserve

The Nature Reserve is the 50th Local Nature Reserve in Scotland and the only one in the Highlands. It consists of 54 hectares of land and foreshores, to the West is where the River Ness enters the sea and to the South it is bounded by the Caledonian Canal where it enters the Beauly Firth where Otters and our Local Dolphins can be seen.

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