To say that the Cairngorm National Park is a natural playground for cycling is no understatement.
The area is ready for all pedal powered activities whether you are a roadie looking for long distance epics with stunning views and big climbs all the way to accessible paths for all ages round some of our famous lochs like Loch Morlich or Loch an Eilein.
For the road bikers, there are many secondary roads in all directions allowing you to create a route that suits your ability and yet enjoy a safe and fantastic day out on your bike. Favourite trips of ours are the back road down to Laggan, with a stop for cake and coffee and return on the cycle paths or Sustrans 7 route back to Aviemore, or a circuit via Carrbridge, Lochindorb, Grantown on Spey and Nethy.
For the gravel or mountain bikers, there are endless accessible paths, land rover tracks and single track all over the area. A great source of information on available local routes can be found at the DMBiS website. These have been designed to avoid the areas frequented by wildlife so please respect that and any local signage that you might come across.
There are also local mountain bike centres at Laggan Wolftrax and Bike Glenlivet trail centre offering a variety of routes from novices to experts. Both have great facilities and coffee and cake (are you getting the theme here?!)
Both Boat of Garten and Carrbridge have purpose built pump tracks if that is your thing.