Have you ever tried off-road mountain biking before?
The Cairngorms are, without a doubt, one of the best places to start…
With mountain biking in the Cairngorms you are truly spoiled for choice with trails, terrain and a complete range of technical environments to master, a week could see you progress from novice to a confident rider starting to tackle rock traverses and steep, dirt-track declines!
Often described as having some of the best backcountry trails in the world, you could find yourself coming back again and again, to continue progressing and discovering new trails and journeys through the wilderness by mountain bike.
I treated myself to a new mountain bike just a few short months ago – pretty much at the start of the summer. Really, it was an upgrade from my trail bike which just doesn’t have the tyres for this part of the world, and it allowed me to commute to-and-from the office, getting a bit fitter in the process.
Things didn’t quite work out like that, and as luck would have it, I’m now hooked and have been zipping about the trails almost every day – I’ve even started working on learning the technical skills! I definitely didn’t see it coming, but I have to admit mountain biking is without a doubt one of the best ways of getting around this part of the world, and seeing some amazing scenery and wildlife that it would be impossible to access by car, or perhaps even foot!
That said, most of the folk in the office have been mountain biking in the Cairngorms for years, and could speak with much more expertise than I on the topic, but for those of you keen to try a bit of off-roading here are some of the rides I’ve found a joy to ride on my discovery journey – mountain biking in the Cairngorms.