Trail riding in Scotland

You don't need to be super-fit, highly skilled and youthful to enjoy off-road mountain biking. A nationwide network of trails means you should always be able to find something to suit your ability. Andrew Ditton visits one of Scotland's leading trail centres at the foot of Ben Nevis to give it a go.

By Andrew Ditton | 27 Jul 2018

Embracing mountain biking

Popular media would have you believe that you need to be super-fit, highly skilled and youthful in order to enjoy off-road mountain biking. However, you’ll be glad to learn that there’s a nationwide network of mountain bike trails designed for the everyday recreational rider.

All you need is:

  • an off-road bike of some description
  • a helmet
  • gloves
  • the ability to pedal for just a few miles
  • a positive attitude
  • a love of the outdoors

Off-road biking trail grades

Discovering the Nevis Range

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