Loch Ness is one of the world's best known destinations, its breath-taking scenery and the centuries-old myth and mystery of the Loch Ness monster have attracted visitors from around the world for years.
Starting and finishing in the historic Highland capital of Inverness, riders can enjoy cycling on traffic-free roads on a 360° route alongside the loch taking in some of the country's most stunning scenery.
You can test your mettle on the timed King of the Mountain stage - a 4.8-mile / 9km climb gaining 380m in height and reaching a gradient of 12% at times.
The Etape Loch Ness offers a fantastic challenge with unrivalled scenery on closed roads, so whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer looking for your first sportive, don't miss this awesome event.
Many participants and spectators, choose to stay longer - a huge attraction of the Etape Loch Ness is the area's natural beauty and wealth of attractions. The area is steeped in history, home to castles, misty mountains and, of course, the Loch Ness Monster. Activities in the Scottish Highlands range from challenging hill walks to kayaking, dolphin spotting boat trips to distillery visits.
Time: 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: Sports / Leisure | Cycling