Two National Cycle Routes from the South pass through Inverness.
NCR 1 - This mainly follows the East coast of the UK from Dover to the Shetlands.
NCR 7 - This goes up the middle of the country from Sunderland to Inverness.
Near Inverness they join at Clava just before continuing on to Culloden.
There is a choice of direction for the final mile from Kingsmills Hotel into Inverness.
The slightly longer route is on a quiet road passing near to Inverness Youth Hostel.
The two routes meet again near the Eastgate Shopping Centre.
Just before that, the more direct route takes you past the velocity cafe and bicycle workshop.