tpbiker - Member
How long is just the central loop of the cairngorm loop scotroutes? - roughly?
I did the top half of the route last year, staying in tomintoul, and braemar, was easy enough. think it came in at just over 100 miles. did it over 3 days(I'm really unfit).
Best bit was the last bit coming back in through glenfeshie from eidart bridge(hikey bike before that for a mile or 2 though).
at the start, head up to ryvoan bothy instead of taking the left on the road out of aviemore I did, it's a bit better that way. it's all good though, only bit that gets a bit confusing are in glen brown(just before tomintoul), you are getting your feet wet there, I opted just to plunge through the meandering river about 10 times, and you'll be crossing rivers in glen feshie too a couple of times,(stay on the west side of the river). other than that it's all pretty straight forward.
Also, I was gubbed so just jumped the road over to aviemore, but you don't want to miss out the singletrack at the end from the bothy to loch gamhna.
(My plan this year is the westhighland way loaded with tents in April! :D)