Glen Feshie gravel ride - the best of Cairngorm scenery!

Off Road (Trail) Biking
Apr 28

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The terrain is quite mixed and the area is remote, although never too far from a road. 29 miles, 354metres (1161 feet) of ascent.

Come for a gravel ride through some of the Cairngorms finest scenery.  This route takes in Lochs, rivers, munro views and gorgeous forests.  This route is from a great book on gravel rides in Scotland. We start from the car park at Loch An Eilein and ride south along a quiet road towards Feshiebridge, then get into the forest trails.  There is another road section later on, this is also a very quiet road, otherwise it is a mixture of forest trails.  They should mainly be non-technical and relatively straightforward to ride, but there can easily be muddy, rocky or tree-rooty sections that may be more tricky, with the possibility of needing to get off and push for short sections.  There are also some small river sections that may need to be negotiated.  Therefore, good quality bikes with reasonably wide, grippy tyres are necessary.  Remember, this is the highlands, so expect some hills!

This area is reasonably remote, without any shops, cafes or facilities (unless you detour to Kincraig), so you must take all food, water, snacks and basic bike maintenance equipment (a spare inner tube is a must!) with you.  The weather can be quite changeable and cold at this time of year, so gloves, waterproofs, etc. are all needed.

The cycle is 29 miles long if starting and finishing at the loch an eilein car park.  The distance from Badaguish to the Loch an Eilein car park is 5 miles.  You can drive here and pay to park.  I plan to cycle straight from Badaguish, which is a pretty flat and nicely scenic 5 miles there and 5 miles back - all welcome to accompany me, or to meet me at the car park if you think 29 miles is enough for you. 

🚲 There are a number of bike hire places, for example in your element or backcountry scot.

Photos: Taken by Andrew, OutdoorLads have permission to use these photos.

These MTB events are open to everyone, however, there are accommodation options available including Camping.

Biking events for the weekend

Saturday - Glenlivet   (intermediate level)

Sunday - Tarland 2  (experienced level)

                 -  Glen Feshie gravel ride  (intermediate level)

Monday – Heartbreak Ridge (experienced level)

                 - Loch Morlich (easy)

Tuesday - Laggan - Wolftrax   (experienced level)

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Bridge by Loch an Eilein
Cairngorm riding
Bridge by Loch an Eilein
Cairngorm riding