Vitrified Fort E-Bike Ride


Try out an Electric Bike whilst exploring the landscape evolution of Glen Nevis and its surroundings, on the way to Dun Deardail, the Iron Age hillfort.

Highlights of the E-Bike ride include:

  • Try out an Electric Bike.
  • Witness stones melted as part of the destruction of a fortress that burned down
  • Reach Dun Deardail, a vitrified hillfort. The stronghold has fantastic views of Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis (when the weather is favourable).
  • Look at the rocks within the contact aureole of the Ben Nevis granite
  • Hear about the formation of Glen Nevis, and its surrounding hills, during periods of mountain building, fire and ice.
  • Discover the link between the landscape and the fort’s structure

Start and end location Nevis Cycles in Inverlochy, Fort William.

Date and time Tuesday 7th May, 10 am at Nevis Cycles.

End time Returning to Nevis Cycles at around 1 pm.

Distance travelled approx 12.5km.

Involves Guided E-Bike geology ride along the landrover/foresty track of the West Highland Way in Glen Nevis. Please be prepared for Scottish west coast weather. See our clothing and equipment page for more information. Bring a hand lens if you have one.

Cycling Grade moderate (easy terrain with steep elevation).

Cost and booking: This guided E-Bike ride with Lochaber Environmental Group and Lochaber Geopark is free. E-Bikes are provided by Nevis Cycles and participants will receive a voucher from Nevis Cycles to the value of one-day bike hire. The voucher can be redeemed if purchasing a bike from Nevis Cycles. Maximum 6 people on Geotour and 2 spaces on the waiting list. Please book here before Friday the 3rd of May. The bikes range in size from small to large adult sizes.

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

For more information please contact  or call 01397 700090.


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