Mountain Biking in Glenlivet

Over one hundred miles of highland cross country cycle trails and quiet roads make Glenlivet the ideal base for mountain biking in The Cairngorms National Park.

Glenlivet's Cross Country Mountain Bike Trails

Glenlivet Estate have created an extensive network of way-marked mountain biking trails. These vary from shorter routes of six miles on hard, smooth forest roads, to more demanding routes of up to fifteen miles that penetrate deep into the back country of this beautiful highland estate. Many of the Glenlivet trails pass places of local interest such as the picturesque 18th century Packhorse Bridge at Bridge End or Knock Earth House, thought to be an illicit whisky still. One biking trail even climbs to over 1,800 feet at the summit of Carn Diamh offering magnificent views over the surrounding glens to the Cairngorm Mountains and Ladder Hills.

A View from the Gillespie Smugglers Trail

Cross Country Mountain Bike Trails

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Glenlivet's Downhill Mountain Bike Trails

Two new downhill mountain bike trails were opened in central Glenlivet last year. There is a 9km blue trail on Carn Meilich and a more demanding 22km red trail on Carn Daimh. Both are easily accessible from Easter Corrie over existing cross country cycle trails.

And so onto the Big Hills!

If you prefer the excitement of close contact with our more demanding Scottish hills, why not test your skills on some of our nearby mountains such as Ben Avon or Beinn a' Bhuird?

Or if you like just going downhill, take your bike to the top of Cairngorm or Ben Rinnes and return to your car with the help of gravity!

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