Best Route in Scotland?

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  • Best Route in Scotland?
  • Best in what way? Gnarliest singletrack? Most scenic? Best ratio of ride to walk?

    How many miles do you want to do?

    For example I really like the Beinn A ghlo circuit but that is mainly doubletrack with a few miles of singletrack. 35 miles and 5000 ft of climb.

    Contrast that to Carn Ban Mor – only 8 miles or so but 2000+ ft of climb – but with a great 3 mile singletrack descent

    Or the Ben Alder circuit – some fantastic singletrack but a hour long climb carrying your bike

    julesf7
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    Hm, in terms of epic rides, the route in Torridon from Kenny Wilson's book has to rank highly… some amazing views and pretty relentless riding, with fantastic descents. Did it 2 weeks ago out of the youth hostel in Torridon, finishing up at the Torridon Inn for beer; superb. GPX-file available if you want it

    julesf7
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    Double post, sorry

    Premier Icon StirlingCrispin
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    I'd say the Tour of the Cairngorms (which is done by most people over 3 days).

    But for a day ride you can't go wrong with any of the suggestions above (although not done Carn Ban Mor)

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    To the pub and back.

    clowner
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    Got a long weekend coming up and am looking for the best circular route the country has to offer.

    Any recommendations

    Second the Torridon/Achnashellach route. More routes around the Cairngorms than you could do in 2 weeks, either from Aviemore or Braemar. Get the Kenny Wilson book for ideas

    gusamc
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    I found the Isle of Harris to be pretty impressive, two loops there but it's a pain to get to.

    **Blag – Jules any chance I could have a copy of the gpx – Scotland next year hopefully, mail is <profilename>at<notcoldmail>.com

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