Sailing & Mountain biking Scotland

01. to 07. June 2019 (7 days)
Mountain biking combined with a Tall Ship in Scotland. It’s unique: activity, transport and accommodation is combined.Sailing & Mountain biking in Scotland on a Tall Ship. This offers a unique combination of physical activity, accommodation and travel.  This is for all who love discovering unknown paths and adventure. You discover largely untouched landscapes and beautiful mountain bike trails, because Scotland is perfect for mountain biking and sailing. And we visit the word cup MTB in Ford William, see : at the FLYING DUTCHMAN is arranged and the atmosphere on board is informal, laid back and very comfortable for maximum 20 people. You can experience a real adventure and have a lot of fun.Introducing our Guides:
Our names are Janet and Karst and we are your guides on the Sailing & Mountain biking trip with the Flying Dutchman. We enjoy the outdoors and sports in one. We are married and living in Kampen, working in sports massage – running training (Janet) and IT – Sports massage – Dronepilot (Karst).
In our free time we exercise a lot in various disciplines (including Running, Mountainbiking, Triathlon, Skating) where experience is paramount. During the guide work on the Scottish islands we take you as participants to enjoy the untouched Scottish nature in a socially relaxed atmosphere. Our starting point is that at the end of every day you have a story that you won’t forget and you can tell at home with a smile. After effort, we always reward ourselves with a beer or other drink, and we know that it is always ready at the Flying Dutchman. We hope to welcome you in the port of Oban on board the Flying Dutchman. Sporting regards, Janet & Karst 


Embark / Disembark
Embark on  June 1 …. 17.00 in Oban Northpier.
Disembark  on June 7 ….10.00  Oban Northpier. The best way to get to Oban is the bus, whether you’re flying from Edinburgh or Glasgow (15 minutes difference). From both airports there is a transfer bus every 30 minutes to Buchanan Bus Station ( Glasgow), from where the bus to Oban departs.
For more information:
If you wish to travel by train, first take the bus to Glasgow. Then you can take the train from Glasgow: Scotrail.comKlm flies to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
EasyJet flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.
Flybe flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Ryanair flies alone to Edinburgh.We are happy to advise you personally about the arrival and departure of the ship.
The prices are divided in two categories because our double cabins are different in size. All prices are per person:

  • Standard cabin ……………………………………… £ 835, –
  • Standard plus cabin ………………………………  £ 955, –
  • Single cabin (limited number) ………………    £ 1235, –


  • Cabin with private shower and toilet
  • Sheets and towels
  • Crew, consisting of captain, helmsman and cook
  • Zodiac to go ashore
  • Full board except 1 x diner on shore of own expenses

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure to / from the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Any additional entrance fees and drinks
  • Drinks on board, tip crew
  • Transfer by minibus for the return journey from Oban to Glasgow (to the airport and Buchanan bus station) can be booked on        request,  £ 35, – per person.
  • Mountain bike with equipment ( Rent is £ 120  )


Our voyages attract travelers from all over the world, which has been an important factor in establishing an open-minded atmosphere on board. The crew of the ship is most of the time from Dutch origin, but speaks and understands English very well.

If you have questions concerning this voyage, please call the captain and owner Klaas van Twillert: +316-53231627.

Information & Booking
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Route planning

The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, currents and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.

Day 1: Arrival in Oban

You will arrive in Oban, a fishing village on a beautiful bay. Oban is also known as the pearl of the Western Highlands, with its winding alleys and picturesque bay full of yachts, ferries and small fishing boats.
The Flying Dutchman is moored on the Northpier, less than a hundred meters from the famous Oban whiskey distillery. You will be welcomed on board and get to know the crew and the other participants. Afterwards there is a nice  dinner and we raise the glass on a beautiful trip.

Day 2: Tobermory (Fishnish)

Mull is the third largest island in Western Scotland. Along the way we pass the beautifully restored Duart castle, an impressive sight. Our destination for this day is the Fishnish pier. From here the mountain bike continues over beautiful trails that make it possible to cycle to Tobermory.
The Flying Dutchman sails further to the picturesque fishing village of Tobermory where we meet again.

Day 3: Lochaline-Loch á Choire

After a nice and healthy breakfast we sail to Lochaline (3 hours of sailing) where the mountain bikes are put ashore. This northwestern tip of Scotland is absolutely worth a visit. It is a beautiful area with views of Mull and Ardnamurchan.

Day 4: Route Ballachulish Blast

Today our Sailing & Mountain biking Scotland trip continues with a beautiful route that goes through the mountains and the woods. For a large part you will bike along Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven with beautiful views.

Day 5: In the shade of Ben Nevis

In the shadow of Ben Nevis: this route focus more on the history and highlights around the area around Fort William. The route leads to the ruins of Inverlochy Castle and along the Caledonian Canal with the Neptune staircase. This is with 8 locks, the longest lock complex in Great Britain. You can see how Ben Nevis dominates the area and you can enjoy beautiful views. A very adventurous route.

Day 6: World cup MTB Fort William

This day we are watching the World cup competition. At the end of the day we sail to Oban. Anyone who also wants to see the second day of the World Cup can take the bus next day to Fort William .

Day 7: Departure from Oban

Unfortunately our Sailing & Mountainbiking Scotland trip ends today after a turbulent week. After a good breakfast you say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and his crew. You have experienced a varied week in which you have seen and perhaps even learned to appreciate enchanting Scotland in a unique way.

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The Flying Dutchman