Cairngorms – Must do bits?
Carn Ban Mor
As above, Lairig Ghru descent back to Rothiemurchus is ace (but popular with walkers)
The bits of the SXC course at Badaguish you can find and put together
Descent off Bynack More towards Glenmore Lodge
Forests around Nethybridge and Boat of Garten
(these are just the bits around Aviemore – the Cairngorms is huuuge)
I rode stuartie_c's Lochnagar loop last week, from Braemar, would be a great ride in decent conditions. Bit of an ordeal in the dark last week!Posted 8 years agoSannySubscriber
Mealle a Buchaille descent to Ryvoan Bothy.
The old DH course in Alvie Estate.
The singletrack descent off the Burma Road.
Riding along the high tops of Carn Ban Mhor and the surrounding mountains.
Has anyone gone up onto and descended from Braeriach down to the Lairig Ghru? I've heard good things but never done it. Also heard there is some good stuff arond the ski area.
Loch Garten is well worth a scoot around with an easy climb back over An Slugain.
SannyPosted 8 years ago
Its possible to combine it with the Burmah Road singletrack descent. When you hit the fence at the bottom, next to the burn. Turn right along the fence line for maybe half a mile and you cross another burn, then you pick up the land rover track up to the mast. Its a short push up to the cairn from there. The descent is fantastic. Did it last week.Posted 8 years agokennypSubscriber
There's lovely singletrack at the head of Glen Feshie. Loads of other stuff too. One bit I personally love is through the Eag Mhor gap.
If you like huge rocky descents, and don't mind a fair bit of pushing, the Lairig an Laoigh is great. We biked through there a few weeks ago.
And the singletrack in the gorge in upper Glen Tilt scares me stupid.Posted 8 years agoshortbread_fanylionSubscriber
jennh – the decrepit wide one is gone. The narrow scaffold one – I think you mean the one over the River Eidart up near the top of Glen Feshie and Glen Geldie? – is still there. Can't see that one falling down anytime soon!
richpips – I second all the above. A couple of good long days out can be had as well:
Tomintoul – Glen Avon – Up over Bynack More – Ryvoan Bothy – Glen Brown – Tomintoul.
Glenmore – Bynack More – Lairig an Laoigh – Glen Derry – Glen Geldie – Glen Feshie – Glenmore.
Both are big days out but fantastic rides.Posted 8 years agodubMember
How snowy do the Cairngorms/Spey valley in January? I knows there's some good singletrack on the hills but will it be ridable?
Where abouts is the Alvie track?
btw I recommend some of the singletracks leading off Creag Dhubh in Innhriach Forest. – http://omaps.worldofo.com/index.php?id=599Posted 8 years ago
Dub, The Alvie estate is just off the A9 north of Kincriag. The descent ends at the saw mill. It would be a tougish push to the cairn to go up the downhill. On the OS map you can see a zig zag land rover track that takes you up to the mast. Its a short push up to the cairn from tere. Its better to combine it with the Burmah Road climb and singletrack downhill which leads you to that land rover track as described above. I cant find my specs just now to give you more details from the map.Posted 8 years ago
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