Blair Atholl to Off Road Trails up to 50 miles

Blair Atholl – Off Road Routes.

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Situated approximately 7 miles north of Pitlochry, just off the A9 and the Blair Atholl is open to the public all year round.

There are up to 50 miles of off road cycle routes available for your use at Blair Atholl, one of Scotland’s best known highland estates which dates back from the 13th century. You have a choice of routes on the estate of easy, moderate and hard/severe, it’s your choice. All the routes are way marked. On your cycle route you may pass waterfalls, cycle through woodland, open countryside and experience some severe climbs/descents if you wish. At Blair Castle on the estate you will find a café, toilets and a visitor’s centre, where you can get a detailed map of the routes on the state and further information. You can hire bikes in the area from – Base Camp Bikes in Blair Atholl and Escape Route Bikes at near by Pitlochry. There is even a direct train service between Pitlochry and Blair Atholl but we recommend you check the details of the service prior to your ride.

Blair Atholl is surrounded by rivers, lochs, mountains and glens and is probably one of the best biking areas in Scotland, with routes to suit ever taste and range of abilities ranging from easy to hard. With an abundance of wildlife in the area, a stealthy approach on a cycle will give sight of red squirrels, red dear, roe dear, otters, and many rare birds, who knows you, may even see a Golden Eagle.

For the family, there are numerous gentle, traffic-free riverside routes with splendid views and plenty of picnic spots along the way. For even the smallest children, there are many cycle areas on- and off-road, where they can learn and hone their cycling skills in perfect safety. The fact that it is downhill all the way back is an added bonus! Your route can be as short or as long or as tough as you like. The choice is yours.

For the young and fit, there are many tough routes on which to test your skill, your stamina and your bike! There are over fifty miles of Land Rover type tracks in the vicinity of Blair Atholl, while three of the long historical drove roads through the Grampian Mountains leading to Speyside and Braemar start here also. A tough circular day trip or a two or three day trek through the Grampian Mountains can easily be accommodated.

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