Discover Cairngorms Tour

A two-day guided mountain bike adventure in the stunning Cairngorms National Park. Setting off from Aviemore each day, we will explore wild and remote places, experience vast open space and feel energised as we seek out adventure, discover hidden gems, ride secret singletrack and meet like-minded people, making lasting memories along the way. 

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Be sure to have a big breakfast because Day 1 starts with a long, steady climb up out of Aviemore and into the hills. It's worth the effort though as we reach the summit to discover epic views of the surrounding mountains. With the hardest climb of the day done, we’ll enjoy a long fast descent to the river, getting further into the wilderness as we go. Soak up your surroundings as we follow the river along flowy single and double track trails lined with heather and pine trees. After a lunch stop, we’ll carry on our ride through the forest finishing on some local highlight trails which are guaranteed to leave you smiling! This will be a challenging, but hugely rewarding day in the saddle. Expect to be out for 6-8 hours, we’ll be covering just under 40km with around 900m of elevation gain.

Our second day begins with a scenic pedal through the ancient pine forest, riding past castle ruins and picturesque lochs, getting off the beaten path and into the wild. Be prepared to get your feet wet at the small river crossing as we continue our ride through flowy forest single track and into the valley. Our journey will take us to the River Feshie where dramatic mountain landscapes encircle us. After a lunch stop we’ll wind our way back through the enchanting forest feeling tired and satisfied after two epic days in the wilderness. Day 2’s ride will take 5-7 hours, we’ll cover around 35km with around 500 metres of elevation gain.

The Discover Cairngorms Tour is suitable for riders of intermediate ability who want to experience riding off the beaten path without the hassle of having to navigate. You will be riding 5-8 hours each day so a good level of fitness is required. You should be used to riding a variety of off-road terrain including double track climbs, rooty single track trails and loose rocky descents.

What’s Included

  • Two full days of guided riding with experienced, qualified guides
  • Ratio of 4 riders to 1 guide (maximum group size 8)
  • Coaching pointers from your expert guides who are also qualified coaches
  • Lunch each day of the trip
  • Detailed pre departure information and a full kit list
  • Trip photos
  • RideOut goody bag

What’s not included

  • Accommodation
  • All other meals
  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Cycling equipment (bike hire can be arranged on request)

Additional information

Dates

29th – 30th May, 3rd – 4th July Women's only, 21st – 22nd August