Scottish sporting activities
Mountain Biking trails
Off road biking
Scottish cycling and mountian biking activities
Cycling in Scotland is a healthy celebration of wide open spaces, dramatic scenery and clean fresh air, where you will find routes and trails to suit all abilities. From dedicated mountain biking centres and forest trails for those seeking an adrenaline buzz, to quiet countryside lanes and an extensive minor roads network for something a little more relaxing - cycling in Scotland will give you greater freedom and time to explore this country at your own pace. Scotland is also perfect for cycle touring - enjoy miles upon miles of the National Cycle Network or make up your own route.
Cyclists find Scottish A roads often carry less traffic than many minor lanes in the more densely populated areas of England. Avoiding roads altogether is easy with trails and waymarked routes throughout Scotland.
The joys and splendours of cycling in Scotland in summer are evident to anyone who loves the outdoors but summer is not the only time to consider cycling north of the border. With the exception of the three or four months in the depths of winter, it is quite possible to enjoy cycling trips in Scotland from early spring right through to late autumn. Indeed outside of the peak months, the roads are even quieter, and finding accommodation will not be a problem. The most important thing to remember when cycling in Scotland is that weather conditions can change very quickly so always take a waterproof top, even in summer. In the spring and autumn make sure you are carrying extra clothing and most importantly, a hat and gloves.
Cycling in Scotland is a great way to escape the pressures of modern-day life and explore the great outdoors.
There has never been a more exciting time than now, to enjoy mountain biking in Scotland. Bikes, components and trails have developed over the last 30 years to make the mountain biking revolution one of the most exciting in recent adventure sports history. And Scotland is emerging as a world leader with some superb mountain bike trails. These are great places for mountain biking in Scotland:-
Ae Forest 10 miles north of Dumfries
Arran Mountain Biking the Isle of Arran
Cairngorms follow the signs for Cairngorm and Loch Morlich from the A9
Carron Valley Mountain Bike Trails west of Denny, near Stirling
Dalbeatie 1 mile out of Dalbeattie, 13 miles south west of Dumfries
Drumlanrig between Sanquhar and Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway
Fort William 3 miles north west of Fort William
Glenmore Lodge MBK Skills Circuit 8 miles from Aviemore
Glentress between Peebles and Innerleithen
Glentrool between Newton Stewart and Girvan
Highland Wildcat Trails, Golspie follow the A9 to from Inverness to Golspie
Innerleithen from Peebles follow signs to Innerleithen
Laggan Wolftrax turn off the A9 at Dalwhinnie towards Laggan Bridge
Learnie Red Rock Trails Black Isle, north of Inverness, follow signs to Fortrose
Maibe Forest 4 miles from Dumfries
Moray Monster Trails, Ben Aigan between Keith and Craigellachie
Newcastleton south end of Newcastleton village
Strathpeffer, Contin Forest Turn off the A9 at Tore and follow signs to Strathpeffer