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Beginner’s Guide to Cycling in Aviemore

Beginner’s Guide to Cycling in Aviemore

Posted by Hilton Coylumbridge, February, 2018

With the chill of winter finally melting into the first signs of spring, now’s the time to step into the daylight and explore the Cairngorms in a new way – on two wheels!

With tracks and trails for all ability levels right outside our hotel, the whole family can cycle together. No room for bikes in the boot? No problem! We’ve got everything you need for the perfect ride. Stop by Outdoor Discover, right on the hotel grounds, for bike and helmet hire, and route planning.

Outdoor Discovery:

  • Over 100 HEAD bikes for all ages
  • Safety equipment and helmets
  • Route planning – from gentle rides to mountain biking
  • Tag-a-longs and carts available 
  • Online bike hire

And if you’ve brought your own bike, we offer secure onsite storage.

 Cyclists

Easy Cycle Trails in Aviemore

Aviemore and the Cairngorms provide a picture-perfect setting for cycling, with spectacular mountain landscapes, quiet roads and designated trails all accessible from our hotel. Check out our easy cycle trails, perfect for beginners.

Hilton Coylumbridge to Loch Pityoulish

(2.5 miles, mostly flat)

  • Leave Hilton Coylumbridge
  • Head northeast - 180 feet
  • Turn right towards National Cycle Route 7/B970
  • Go through one roundabout - 394 feet
  • Turn left onto National Cycle Route 7/B970 - 0.4 miles
  • Turn left to stay on National Cycle Route 7/B970 - 2.0 miles
  • Arrive at Loch Pityoulish

Cairngorms Cycling Scenery

Hilton Coylumbridge to Boat of Garten

(7.4 miles)

  • Leave Hilton Coylumbridge
  • Head northeast - 180 feet
  • Turn right towards National Cycle Route 7/B970
  • Go through one roundabout - 394 feet
  • Turn left onto National Cycle Route 7/B970 - 0.4 miles
  • Turn left to stay on National Cycle Route 7/B970 - 6.3 miles
  • Turn left onto National Cycle Route 7 - 0.5 miles
  • Turn left onto National Cycle Route 7/Spey Ave - 0.1 miles
  • Turn right onto National Cycle Route 7 - 59 feet
  • Arrive at Boat of Garten

Cycling Path

Ride with a Guide

Make the most of your bike ride by harnessing the expertise of qualified guides. Cycle Highlands offer private guides for families and novices at a pace and route to suit. Or go on a guided ride with Mike’s Bikes Aviemore to Loch Morlich Beach, Loch Garten Osprey Centre and more.

Tips for the Trails

Always remember to cycle responsibly. Stay on the right path with our handy advice. 

  • Show consideration for other trail users by using your bell, slowing or stopping
  • Be aware of trail users at corners and blind spots
  • Take special care when passing animals
  • In a group? Warn other trail users of numbers and when the last cyclist has passed
  • Take care when cycling downhill on loose sand or gravel
  • Conditions change with the seasons, beware of ice or flooded streams
  • Take litter with you and leave gates as you find them
  • Discover more trails, tips, and information about Cycling in Aviemore

With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, there's no better time to get on your bike and enjoy a Highland break. And with our Book Early offer, you can save some cash too. Just book 15 days or more in advance to enjoy 20% off.