Cairngorms National Park

View of Glen Isla, Caenlochan National Nature Reserve

Cycling

Whatever your metal steed, be it road bike, mountain bike, recumbent or trike, tag along or even unicycle, there our miles of quiet roads and high passes, forest tracks and trails and designated cycle paths for you.

Breathtaking Cycling

The opportunities for all types of cycling in the Park are unparalleled in the north of Scotland with something for everyone.

Cycling Trails

There are three great trail centres at Laggan, Glenlivet and the Lecht with hard black runs, long winding red runs and fantastic blue runs for beginners. For the more adventurous mountain biker there are miles upon miles of tracks and trails through forests and open hill such as the Ryvoan Pass or Glen Tilt. The new highland e guide has some choice routes for the intrepid.

The Parks many quiet roads and high passes are a great attraction for the road cyclist. Test yourself on the Park’s own three pistes – Cairngorm, the Lecht and Glenshee! Plenty of cake stops along the way should help.

For families there are some great safe off road cycle routes and designated cycle paths for all abilities including the Old Logging Way, National Cycle Route 7 and the Deeside Way. Communities like Kingussie have a range of cycle routes to help you discover and explore the more hidden parts of the Park.

If you are planning a trip with your bike why not let the train take the strain and jump off the stops on the Highland Mainline from Blair Atholl to Carr Bridge. Each station is gateway to great cycling and can be used to plan multi day trips or even just a day in the saddle

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