Today I started munipacking the east highland trail in Scotland. So far so good…
That’s looks amazing and sounds like good fun, how long and far are you planning on doing?
Very jealous, I would love that trip. Best of luck and more pictures as you move along please.
It definitely is! Especially since I’m used to the Netherlands where everything is completely flat . The trail is from aviemore to fort William, a total of approx. 130km. My goal is to do around 20 to 25km a day, but it depends a bit on the weather and the difficulty of the paths each day.
Thanks, and will do!
Your pictures are making me very jealous, it looks absolutely amazing thou.
What he said, absolutely beautiful landscape to ride in
Beautiful country! Looks like a great journey. Are you riding with a backpack also? I’m very curious about how much gear and food you have with you.
Keep the pictures from the trip coming. I’m living vicariously through you
I do indeed travel with backpack. I’ve some heavy-ish things such as my tent, tools, powerbanks, and a chair strapped to my unicycle. In my bag I keep my clothing, inflatable mattress, quilt, food, water, and various other things.
I use OsmAnd on my phone to plan the next several days, and based on that I try to keep enough food and water in my bag, of course with something to spare. And if really needed I have a bottle with a water purification filter and a stove to get some emergency water (not needed so far)
Yesterday I rode, and for the last part walked, to the Dalnashallag cabin (thanks to Becky98 for the tip!). The last km involved crossing 5 streams, so with soaking wet shoes and socks the fireplace there was much appreciated.
Looks like a great setup!
Today I did almost 35km, ending just before the forecasted rain at a nice spot on the south of Loch Laggan.
Last 2 days I did another 30km and 20km, and made it to the endpoint of the tour; the foot of Ben Nevis.
Last day has been quite exhausting after so many days of riding, so it’s rather nice that I can now rest for a few days before going back home (and to finally be able take a shower again )
Congratulations, a trip of a lifetime.
Thanks! It was quite the experience.
(Also thanks to @Becky98 for the advice given regarding munipacking and riding this particular route)