Quad Bike Island Adventure for one, Loch Lomond
- Explore the incredible island of Inchmurrin by quad bike!
- Includes a sail over Loch Lomond to the island by boat
- Different levels of track to suit every level from beginner to advanced
When the invite arrived for a few of us to experience a quad bike safari on Loch Lomond, I couldn’t wait to get involved! As a lover of all things outdoors and a native West-coaster, Loch Lomond is one of my favourite locations in Scotland and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to see the area from a different perspective.
Leaving Edinburgh on a Friday afternoon with my colleagues Matthew and Lucy, the excitement built steadily despite a slight wrong turn before the Erskine Bridge! When we arrived at Cameron House Marina we were met by Nick who kitted us out in waterproof trousers and wellies which were greatly appreciated. He then took us out to the dock and onto a small powerboat for a journey across to Inchmurrin, the largest freshwater island in Britain, where our quad biking experience was to take place.
Kevin met us from the boat and led us over to a field where our bikes were waiting. After fitting us with helmets and running through some health and safety, as well as how to operate the bikes, we were off! Following Kevin, the track was an amazing combination of open fields where you could get some speed up, and enclosed woodland trails giving a real off-road element (and requiring some pretty quick reactions), as well as moments to stop and take in the incredible scenery of the loch and its surrounding area! Driving around the island was amazing, we stopped at the Highland fault line which cuts the island in two and is the unseen boundary between the highlands and lowlands of Scotland.
The best part of the experience, however, was combined with the scariest! After making our way slowly down a steep mud track, we arrived on a shell beach and were able to drive through the water and around the edge of the island before making our way back up the steep track. Kevin encouraged us to get the best out of the quads roaring through deep puddles and over huge bumps before racing back across the open fields to our starting point. Once we dismounted and began walking back to the jetty, we came across a herd of friendly cows happily making their way up the track to a better grazing site.
Hopping back in the waiting powerboat we whizzed back to Cameron House Marina a little windswept, covered in mud splatters but buzzing with adrenaline after a truly amazing experience! If you’re looking for a slightly different quad bike adventure, this is it!