Worth heading down to Laggan Wolftrax from Aviemore?
Bothy Bikes are indeed the centre of biking in Aviemore. Remember that they’ve moved up to new premises in Dalfaber. They also do an evening ride (Wednesdays I think) so that would be worth getting on as you’ll likely discover lots of new places.
Wolftrax is a really great wee trail centre. Laps are quite short so you can do as many/few as you have time for.
If I happen to be in/near Aviemore at that time I’d be happy to meet up for a ride.Posted 4 years ago
6th – 13th July I will be in Aviemore with the family as part of a bigger holiday home to Scotland (we live in CH) and for the first time I will be bringing a bike with me! 😀 (trip topped and tailed by PPdS and weekend riding in Slovenia – lucly me!)
A couple of questions if I may be so bold, bearing in mind the dates, and that I only have time for 2-3 early morning or evening rides that week:
1) Worth heading for Wolftrax for a blast, or stay local to Aviemore (staying at Coylumbridge)?
2) Anyone want join a fat Glaswegian (me!) for some riding during that week?
Thought I might stick it out there and see if there are any nibbles. Sorry it’s not an epic tour, that’ll have to wait for another year.
Ooh, Q 3) Seems bothy bikes are the place to go for purchases and trail info – they are the best source, yes? (also for renting bikes/kiddy trailer for the family for a day or 2)
KevPosted 4 years agobig_scot_nanny wrote:
and do people mean this place?:http://www.inshriachnursery.co.uk/
They don’t mind muddy bikers turning up for a mug of tea and a slide of millionaire shortbread? Looks a bit posh!
It’ll be cups of tea (on a tray) and nothing as mundane as millionaire shortbread!Posted 4 years ago
I love how a thread about riding some of the most glorious terrain in scotland has become about cake from a nice tearoom. Whatever, sold! I’m there.
So, scotroutes and buzz-lightyear are up for a ride, I’ll be in touch nearer the time guys. Anyone else?
Thanks all for the tips, great stuff!
KevPosted 4 years ago
Och, people, you are really great, my excitement is building!
Last time I rode a bike in Aviemore was in about 1989, hire bike form Ellis Bringham (biopace chain ringed muddy fox i think?) and I rode with my dad around Loch an Eilan. Great fun! Looking forward to exploring and Bothy Bikes will indeed by my first port of call.
So, as we approach the date, can I stick another notice up, or maybe also pm, when I think I might head to Laggan or out for other rides, and lets see if we can get a Cairngorm contingent sexy-posse together?
(or what ever that philconsequence organsied southern thing was called . . . 😀 )
KevPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Aye, good stuff at badaguish, and a nice change if you’re trailcentring around. Laggan’s ace, Fort William obviously not that far either, Golspie and Balblair are within sane if not short driving distance (love Balblair! Mini-mcmoabs everywhere). PLus no doubt a million miles of good “natural” stuff.Posted 4 years ago
I obviously don’t have a clue Paul, maybe someone else can help.
As for Badaguish, by capers, I take it you mean the big black burd?
What’s the issue? Are they danger? Capercaillie rutting a danger to humans? 😉 Or are the just protecting their mating rituals and close trails?
I spent bloody weeks walking around Glen Tanner etc when at Uni trying to track the damn things, never saw one, could only resort to the classic zoologist animal study of looking at poo!
KevPosted 4 years ago
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