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This is the classic route around Avimore, the route is not technical but has a long climb so you must be a well fit. After climbing you'll get some stunning vistas, so it is worth all the hard work. The road we begin and end in the car park at Rothiemurchus. This is not a large car park but there is always a free space. Near the car park is very friendly shop Bothy Bikes and restaurant where you can eat, when you return. Go up toward the Aviemore. The beginning is on the main road so be careful. 1. Crossing the busy A9 road be careful. 2. Continue along the minor road until Altnacriche. 3. Reaching Altnacriche turn right crossing gate. From this point begins a long climb to 4. the memorial Alaistair Polson which is a beautiful view to the east. From there begins a rapid descent that ends with at the river Dulnain. 5. After crossing the river turn right and then continue riding a on a small path along the river. The path is muddy, but you can meet local wildlife. 6. At the junction go right. 7. The path will lead you to a T junction where you can turn right and you can reach a path (NCN Sustrans Route &) to Kinveachy, or you can turning left and reach General Wade's Military Road, on which is 8. Sluggan Bridge. After crossing the bridge trail will lead you to Kinveachy. 8. Again crossing the busy A9 road be careful. Then, leaving Kinveachy go along rail tracks where you can see a historic steam train. After a short time we are back in Aviemore from the main road leads us to the car park.
From the Buzzards Nest the route follows a forest road gently downhill then joins a singletrack climb shared with the Red Route, with some tight hairpin turns. A further switchback climb follows, with even tighter turns and some steep pitches which will test your strength. From here the route follows a forest road climb further up into the forest.
A shorter version of the Burma Road route, if you've only got a couple of hours to kill. Basically up the hill, across a bit, and straight back down again! Note that the descent is quite technical and steep, so be prepared to walk your bike through some passages.
One of the multitude of options available when touring the paths and trails around the forests of Glenmore & Rothiemurchus at Aviemore. A perfect trail for a leisurely sunday ride. Starting at the car park at Rothiemurchus get on to the cycle/foot path next to the B970 and head east, follow the signs and keep Singletracker handy to make sure you are on the right path.
The route has had extra sections of singletrack added over time, carefully crafted with Blue Route riders firmly in mind. The result makes climbing from the trailhead to the Buzzards Nest car park a much easier, more enjoyable experience, and the descent back down a whole lot of fun!
The most popular route at Glentress. Built between 1998 - 2000 and tweaked and updated ever since, the Red is a classic trail that has everything: big climbs, fast flowing descents, jumps and berms in abundance, elevated timber trail, roots and rocks – it’ll leave you grinning from ear to ear!
Trails at the back of the Badaguish outdoor centre. Short, fun, singletrack descents with some techie lines - great flat out. Points 1 - take a right here through the outdoor centre to start the climb 2 - the more technical line, interesting rock gardens, off camber, singletrack, etc 3 - flowing singletrack with a couple of interesting technical bits; the trick is to keep your speed through them 4 - flowing descent to the bottom, follow the road, join up with point 1 and do a couple more laps before you hit the pub