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Venue Type:
No. of Trails: 1
Facilities:
Car Park
Toilets
Bike Hire
Bike Wash
Cafe
Location:-
Glenlivet Bike Trails are situated on the Glenlivet Estate, 4½ miles from Tomintoul. 1. From South via A9; Leave A9 after Aviemore, take A95 to Grantown on Spey, then A939 toward Tomintoul. Turn left onto the B9136 at Bridge of Avon (before Tomintoul). Go to point 4. 2. From Braemar /Aberdeen; Join the A939 over the Lecht Pass. At T-junction on the outskirts of Tomintoul turn left and follow A939 through Tomintoul and onto the Bridge of Avon, before turning right onto the B9136. Go to point 4. From North via A9; Leave A9 at Carrbridge, take A938/A95 to Grantown on Spey (Follow directions as above). 3. From North via Elgin; Take A95 to 1 mile south of Marypark then turn left onto the B9008. After 4 miles turn right onto the B9136 and follow for 6 miles. Go to point 4.. 4. Finally, follow B9136 for 2½ miles before turning right onto the unclassified road signposted “Croughly”. Follow this for ¾ mile before arriving at the entrance.

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Description:-
Purpose built trail centre opened in November 2013, initially with one blue trail (9km) and one red trail (22km). Nice cafe, friendly atmosphere and enough to keep riders of all levels happy.

The trails are fast and flowy with plenty of drops and berms. In places on the red loop there are features marked as black with chicken runs around the outside for those who prefer to give them a miss, although they're not too bad and probably more like a red.

Official website:
http://www.glenlivetestate.co.uk/things-to-see-do/activities/biking/glenlivet-mountain-bike-trails/


Trails at Glenlivet MTB Trails

Summary


Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Glenlivet Red145442.5 Moderate Moderate

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Nice trail. Not so easy on way up. I thought the descent was a bit long and you had to go for it if you want a bit speed. By the time you get to the bottom your knackered. The trails are smooth and ma... read whole comment...
scottc gave this trail 4 stars about 1 year ago
oldmack gave this trail 5 stars about 3 years ago
I had a great morning on these trials doing the red and blue. I would say the time the red can be completed comfortably in 2.5 hrs and 45 mins for blue. The descent on the red was brilliant fast and... read whole comment...
gtlscot gave this trail 5 stars about 3 years ago
Really nice trails here, good climbs and great descents. The descents flow really nicely and the ascents are mostly quite interesting. It could be argued that the red descent lacks technical difficul... read whole comment...
peterpolo gave this trail 5 stars about 4 years ago
alex37 gave this trail 5 stars about 4 years ago

Glenlivet Red


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Length: 14 Miles
Ascent: 544 m
Time: 2.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
Av. Trail Rating:
(8 votes so far)
Description:-
Starts out from the cafe at the SW corner on the blue and heads E (anti-clockwise) then turns off onto the red after about 3to3.5km. It's all well signposted.

The highlight is the descent from the highest point (at far NE), which can easily be repeated without having to do the whole loop again. It's not very steep or challenging technically but makes the most of all the climbing you've done and has plenty of drops and berms.

It's a trail centre so is all quite smooth and well kept and will probably hold up well (mostly) in the rain.

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Overall comments about Glenlivet MTB Trails


This is an excellent venue for a family day out. Went and did the whole thing with a pal who had never been to a trail centre before and the smiles were ear to ear. My well behaved dogs was also mad... read whole comment...
oldmack commented about 3 years ago

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