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Fort William - hiking and mountain biking

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We are a family of four, with two boys ages 12 and 10, traveling from Edinburgh to Skye in September. We will be in Edinburgh three nights, then have four nights to explore the Highlands and the Isle of Skye before taking the train back to London. We plan to spend two nights on Skye, staying at the Sligachan Hotel. We are going from Edinburgh by train to Fort William and staying two nights there on our way to Skye.
I know many on this forum aren't keen on Fort William, but I wanted to see if it makes sense to stay there to explore the surrounding countryside? My husband says it is known as a terrific mountain biking destination.
We are hoping to spend a day renting bikes to ride some trails around there, or if that doesn't work out (since we'd need a small bike for our 10 year old, not sure if that is available to rent), we may hike on Ben Nevis. Then leave the following morning taking the train to Mallaig and on to Skye. If that is our main objective, is Fort William a sensible place to stay?

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