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Home of Backcountrybiking and Backcountryboating

Packrafting & Bikepacking gear and adventures

The go to online shop for all things Backcountry, we specialise in the sale of Revelate designs bikepacking gear. Super tough Alpacka rafts. Lightweight tents from Force Ten.  super comfy sleeping bags from Criterion down sleeping bags and lots more super suppliers of tough wilderness gear.

We also run  Packrafting and biking Skills courses.

Welcome to the Back Country  We’re based in Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.   Back Country Biking is the first company in the UK to offer packrafting specific training and the first to offer skills training in Bikerafting as well as bikepacking. 

Our speciality is multi day, self-supported trips.  We also supply some of the harder to find and best quality biking and packrafting equipment through our on-line shop.

inverpolly packrafting mini adventure

Rugged Hand built boats

We’re both highly qualified outdoor professionals with many national governing body qualifications, including mountain bike leader, mountain leader, raft guide trip leader, white water rescue technician and BCU canoe and kayak coach. Not to mention 15 years worth of outdoor learning experience and many more on personal adventures.  We hope to pass on our experience and knowledge to help you get the most from your adventures.

Adventures in the northwest

Have a look around and see what we do.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for contact us and we will do our best to put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Happy trails!

Rob & Andy.


Available  from our shop will be a range a Criterion Sleeping bags, these bags are super light and have Polish premium White goose down with excellent Insulation properties. Criterion Sleeping bags are what we choose to use on our adventures.


 Backcountry biking Article featured in November’s issue of MBR magazine

“Andy McCandlish headed to the Highlands to dip a toe in a whole new kind of bike adventure”