Mountain biking trails in Aberdeen
Scotland, United Kingdom
For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Aberdeen. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful mountain biking trails.
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The 10 Most Beautiful mountain biking trails in Aberdeen
Mountain Biking · United KingdomPeterculter to Crathes Castle and back via Drumoak
Deeside Railway line to Crathes where you cycle over ancient bridges and under the A93 ( see photo) as you venture up to Crathes Castle. A spectacular castle to behold in amazing grounds.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomABZ City Rides: Den of Cults and Morrison Bridge
This route is all about the River Dee. It has great views to Upper Deeside and a roller coaster ride along the river's north bank to Morrison's Suspension Bridge.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomCults to Loch of Skene Circuit
Pretty flat circuit mainly on tracks or minor roads. A few major roads are used for short distances.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomABZ City Ride: Kincorth to Clochandighter
This route is an out and back to a high point above Portlethen, with views over the city, the sea and Lochnagar. It is a ride of two halves: tarmac and singletrack.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomABZ City Rides: Leuchars Moss
This route takes advantage of the local drive allowed in Phase 1. It starts, fittingly, at the Kingswells Park and Ride and follows a rolling route into classic, ancient Aberdeenshire countryside.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomABZ City Ride: Sheddocksley,and Tyrebagger
There are some great beginners trails under the beech trees between Sheddocksley and Kingswell. They are ideal for practising pumping and riding rough terrain. It gets tougher around Elrick Hill.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomABZ City Ride: Kirkhill, St Fergus Chapel
This route has something for everyone - natural trails, a few berms and a Pictish Chapel. Carparks will be busy this weekend, so the route starts at the Craibstone Park and Ride in Dyce, and takes a backdoor routes in to Kirkhill Forest.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomABZ City: Kincorth Nature Reserve, Tullos Hill,
This route has great views across the city and coast the whole way, with easy riding. Despite the urban, and often industrial, setting the route is exposed to fresh sea breezes so make sure you have warm clothes with you.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomABZ City Ride: Drum Castle, Gormack Burn
Open Aberdeenshire countryside with big skies, castles, Scots pine woods and views of the Hill of Fare. This may be the last weekend that National Trust for Scotland (NTS) properties are closed, so take the opportunity to ride some of their single track while its, relatively, quiet.
Mountain Biking · United KingdomABZ City Ride: Epic Aberdeen Circuit
Even with travel restrictions unchanged, it is possible to have an epic ride from the city. This 65km route, with 1000m of climbing, is preparation for big mountain rides later in the year. Most of the route is covered in earlier posts, so I refer to those to keep this post short.
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ABZ City Rides: Den of Cults and Morrison Bridge by Tareq
March 27, 2021 · Community