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 Cycle Race is held on 23rd April 2023 and 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 Loch Ness Etape, 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.
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.
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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