Mountain Biking In Scotland
With so much to see and discover in Scotland, why not enjoy the added freedom of parking you’re campervan up and taking the kids off-road! Whether you’re serious about your mountain biking or you just want an active day with the family, Scotland has some of the best trails there is.
Mountain Bike Trails
Serious about you’re mountain biking? Let us know that you’re bringing you’re own bike with you and we will arrange to have a bike rack attached to the vehicle ready for your arrival. With no shortage of scenery or mountains to explore, Scotland’s natural terrain is perfect for all levels of mountain biking.
Situated in the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, Glentress is considered to host some of the best mountain biking in the UK. The brand-new £8.5m visitor centre allows you to have a shower and grab something to eat – making it perfect for a day trip in the campervan!
At Buzzards Nest car park you will find the Skill Area, offering green, blue, red and black graded trails to help you choose the right trail for you.
The Green Routes offer real mountain biking, but with none of the scarier steeper climbs and descents found on harder trails. With each route gradually getting more challenging for the experienced riders, both in skill and fitness.
Fire Tower Trail
With multiple descents and ascents this trail is sure to challenge you. Fortunately, the climbs give you an excuse to put the mountain bike down and take in the stunning views before enjoying 7.4km of singletrack downhill.
Maps are also available free of charge from the leaflet dispenser in the Achnabreac car park; from Crinan Cycles in Lochgilphead and from the Forestry Commission office (9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday).
Glencoe Ski Resort
Arguably one of the most beautiful places to visit in Scotland, so why not jump on a bike and enjoy the scenery? With a chairlift to take you to the top, Glencoe has some of the best downhill and cross country trails in the country that are not to be missed!
After taking in the stunning views over Rannoch Moor on your way up you have two options for the route back down. You can either take the difficult black graded trail which drops straight back down the hill underneath the chairlift or you can take the easier red/blue trail and enjoy it’s many bumps and jumps.
There is also a great network of cross country trails to be explored on the valley floor either on your mountain bike or on foot.