Comments from TREKnTRAIL clients

Beautiful scenery and perfect weather but what made this trip special was Paul!

My partner and I contacted TREKnTRAIL for a 2-day introduction to mountain biking skills and biking journey into the Cairngorm mountains. The scenery was too beautiful and the weather was perfect, but what made this trip special was Paul.

Paul's a fantastic instructor and guide. He knows his way around the trails well, has a good eye for fitness levels and knows when to push us as we improve in our mountain biking skills. We were able to understand the basics within the first day and before long Paul was teaching us more exciting things to try on a bike. I just hope we did not disappoint him too much!

Paul's very knowledgeable too and is constantly ready to share his passion for nature and the outdoors and at the end of the day, you can grab a pint with Paul and have a great chat while we find out more about the history of the cairngorm mountains. Paul's a true outdoor person. So if you wish to find someone reliable on treks, mountainbiking on trails, even skiiing in the cairngorm mountains, then Paul and TREKnTRAIL is the place for you to go to!

Mark Lim, Edinburgh

This was a great trip in stunning scenery with a fun guide.

Paul was a wealth of information on the place-names, geology etc of the Cairngorms and I learnt a lot about this wonderful area. Staying overnight in the Corrour bothy was a great experience and a welcome place to rest after a battering by the wind and rain on the tops.

Although we walked a long way, climbing three stunning mountains and traveling back along the Lairig Ghru, the pace was just right with plenty of stops for photographs. All in all it was a great experience.

Matt Thomas, London

I really enjoyed my day of walking with TREKnTRAIL and found it interesting, informative and fun. The pace was just right, with plenty of stops along the way, to admire the magnificent views and learn something new. Paul is an excellent guide, relaxed and reassuring. I felt inspired to try a more challenging walk next time or maybe even Mountain Biking.

Jane Lovatt, Travel Editor, Prima Magazine

Paul took us out up Ben Macdui in wind, rain, mist - and it was still wonderful and worth every minute of the bad weather. He's a great guide, very knowledgable and great company, and good with people of all levels of fitness and experience. Highly recommended - I want to come back for a multi day hike with him.

Rosie Fuller, Editor, Adventure Travel Magazine

I had a grand day in the hills. Braeriach is a great climb and the
weather was perfect. Paul obviously knows the area like the back of his
hand, and loves it. He was informative and enthusiastic. His
preparation was thorough, his advice given tactfully, his pacing
well-judged. And, leaving aside his professional skills, he was a good
companion on a long day. I'll be back!

Nick, Ipswich

Thanks again for the Intro to Mountain Bike Skills - What a fun afternoon! I got SO much more out of it than I ever thought I would. You gave me confidence on trails that I would never have dared try before, and gently coaxed me into attempting things like steeper downhill descents and narrow tracks (bridges & trees!) that previously scared the life out of me.

You have opened up mountain biking to me in a whole new way and I look forward to
coming out with you again later in the year.

Caroline McQueen, Manager - Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Really enjoyed my day out walking with Paul and even bagged a munro in the
process ! Good company and very knowledgeable about local environment and
hills and more than happy to share tips about walking in the hills, mountain
biking, etc. Highly recommended.

Richard Eldridge, Proprietor - Ardlogie Guest House

Just wanted to say thanks again for such a great day. We were so pleased that we booked the family walk with you. We would not have found those great places and seen so much wildlife without your guidance. You held the girls' interest all the way around and they have told all their friends how much fun they had! We look forward to booking another walk and trying a mountain bike trek with you when we come to Aviemore again.

The Powell Family, Poole, Dorset

Walking with Paul is immensely enjoyable. His knowledge of and passion for the beautiful Cairngorm countryside is infectious, and whether you want a scenic stroll or a more energetic yomp he can provide whatever you fancy.

Helen and Nigel

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