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This guidebook describes 25 mountain biking routes in North and North West Scotland, an area including Fort William, Rannoch Moor, Glen Spean, Invergarry, Loch Sunart, Strathfarrar, Kinlochewe, Sutherland, the Outer Hebrides and the mountains of Torridon and Skye. The routes range from 20 to 73km, graded blue, red or black for difficulty.
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This guidebook to mountain biking routes in North and North West Scotland describes 25 MTB routes north of the Great Glen, Covering a large geographical area,including Fort William, Rannoch Moor, Glen Spean, Ben Nevis, Sutherland, Torridon and Skye, the routes give a real flavour of the variety of different bike riding available. The routes range from 19.5km to 73.25km, graded moderate to very hard. Many are long and committing, so good preparation and fitness are essential, and in some cases a willingness to “hike and bike”.
Each route has a clear and detailed route description along with 1:50,000 OS mapping and a height profile. All routes have key information, including distance on and off-road, ascent, grade, time and the nearest pub and cafe. There is also advice on equipment, planning and preparation, before you hit the trails.
Scotland is rightly regarded as one of the world’s top mountain bike destinations, with magnificent riding and stunning scenery. From the self-proclaimed Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William, to the majesty of the Outdoor Hebrides, this guide you will access some of the wildest and remote parts of Scotland, offering scintillating single track, challenging descents, incredible mountain vistas and many rewarding days in the saddle.
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|Getting there and around|
|Food and drink|
|Rest and recovery|
|Using this guide|
|Abbreviations and symbols used in the route descriptions|
|Planning and preparation|
|Route 1 West Highland XC|
|Route 2 Ballachulish Blast|
|Route 3 Tour of Ben Nevis|
|Route 4 In the Shadow of Ben Nevis|
|Route 5 Cow Hill|
|Route 6 Fersit and Strathossian|
|Route 7 Ardverikie Adventure|
|Route 8 On the Wild Side of Loch Lochy|
|Route 9 Loch Lundie|
|Route 10 Morvern Mini|
|Route 11 Morvern Monster|
|The North West|
|Route 12 Orrin Reservoir|
|Route 13 Strathfarrar Fling|
|Route 14 Wild in Strathconon|
|Route 15 Glenuaig Grind|
|Route 16 Slioch Singletrack|
|Route 17 The Three Cols of Torridon|
|Route 18 Tour of Ben Damph|
|Route 19 Slattadale Rockride|
|Route 20 Long Road to Ullapool|
|Route 21 Northern Exposure|
|Route 22 Through the Cuillin|
|Route 23 The Cleared Villages|
|Route 24 High in the Harris Hills|
|Route 25 The Postman’s Track|
|Appendix A Bike shops|
|Appendix B Accident and emergency units|
|Appendix C Gaelic language|
|Appendix D Accommodation|
|Appendix E Tourist information centres|