Hi -- my husband and I will be in London for business in July. We are thinking of taking a side trip to the highlands. Both of us have been to Edinburgh but we've only seen the Scottish countryside from a train!
We are day hikers -- fit middle aged folks but not mountain climbers. We're good for 8-10 miles a day, but not much more. We also love cycling. Is there a place in the Highlands that is all about hiking and cycling -- we don't necessary need beachy areas or watersports. And definitely don't care about stuff like golf. We like to set off on our own hike or cycle, experience nature and escape people.
Any suggestions? A Scottish friend said Fort William, but then someone else said Inverness.
PS We are thinking of taking the overnight train from London. Seems fun!