We’re visiting Scotland for 2 weeks this summer and in researching rides found Phil McKane’s Scottish Mountain Bike Guides website. He has listed a self guided 4 day supported MTB tour (transport of luggage between nightly lodging) around the Cairngorms that really interested us, but so far have not gotten any response back from trying to make contact. I’ve read Phil’s posts here on MTBR in the past and have always enjoyed them, but noticed he hasn’t posted in quite a while. His website looks to be functional except that I do notice it hasn’t been updated for tours for 2010, so maybe he is on to other projects. We do have his Wild Trails book and could piece the tour together ourselves, but coming from across the ocean the logistics are a bit daunting. I have seen other self-guided tour websites for Scotland, most of them offering some version of a longer Coast to Coast ride, but that would be a bit more time that we could spend. So, I was just wondering if anyone knew of other tour groups offering a Cairngorms area self-guided supported tour. We’ve contemplated bikepacking the route, but coming the arid southwest we're somewhat dubious about our abilities to camp in the likely “wetter” conditions than we’re used to.