Stage 9: Kyle of Sutherland to John O'Groats

The final day and our Route Director’s favourite.

Everyone should ride the Strathnaver Valley in their lifetime and few will savour it more than you knowing a finisher’s medal awaits.

The long-awaited final day! And it never fails to impress. The undulating route takes in some of the remotest and most spectacular parts of Scotland and offers some of the best riding anywhere in the UK. The days starts with a climb up to the two highest points of the stage – Cnoc Staign and Strath Vagastie – before winding through the Strathnaver Valley and on towards the rugged North Atlantic Coast and the finishing line at John O’Groats! Expect tears and smiles in equal measure.

Key stats

  • Distance: 104.1 miles
  • Ascent: 4,541ft
  • Challenge Rating: 4/5

Highlights of the Day

  • The remote splendour of the Strathnaver valley
  • The rugged North Atlantic coast
  • Views of the Orkneys
  • The long-awaited finish line at John O’Groats

Top Tip

Savour the moments of that final day. You’ve earned every single bear hug, high 5, text message, e-mail, donation and nod of admiration.  You will have completed something truly incredible.

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Contact Info

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1 Filament Walk
Wandsworth, SW18 4GQ
Call us at 0845-486-2012
(09:30-13:30 Mon-Fri)

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