Magical Cycling Event on Loch Ness

The legendary Loch Ness is not just a breathtaking backdrop for a Highland escape. It’s also the heart and home of multiple annual sporting events. Locals and visitors unite as they come together to challenge themselves in the most picturesque of surroundings. The 66-mile Etape Loch Ness takes place on Sunday 28th April 2024. The cycle race winds its way through traffic-free roads around the magical waters of Loch Ness.

For those seeking a luxury experience, there’s no better base than Ness Walk Hotel. Located on the banks of the River Ness, we offer stunning accommodation, world-class hospitality and exquisite dining. The perfect host for an Etape escape.

Hotel accommodation along route

For those looking to participate in the Etape Loch Ness, there’s no better way to do it than with Ness Walk as your base. The picturesque roads that hug the south side of the loch are closed for the race, making it one of the most scenic cycling events in the world. And with the Ness Walk team behind you, you can focus on the thrill of the race and the stunning beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Our team truly understands the needs of those seeking to build stamina and endurance. And, we go above and beyond to ensure that you have everything you need to perform your best on race day. Whether you need bicycle storage, the best night’s sleep or a nourishing meal.

Luxury hotel room in Inverness
Stay at Ness Walk Hotel for a good night’s sleep before the race

Tailored dining experiences

At Ness Walk, guests preparing for the Loch Ness Etape can expect tailored menus designed to fuel their bodies. From carb-laden pastas the evening prior, to hearty porridges on the morning of the race. So, let our concierge team know prior to arrival that you are participating and allow us to tailor your Ness Walk experience.

A well done on your cycle dessert at Ness Walk Hotel
Enjoy a dessert at Ness Walk after your cycle

If you prefer running, in Autumn, the picturesque roads that hug the south side of the loch are closed for the Loch Ness Marathon. Thus, this running event attracts international interest. This is quite possibly the most scenic marathon there is!

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