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Venue:

Aviemore

Trail:

Lairig Ghru and Glenmore

Av. Trail Rating:
2 votes for this rating


This is a really good trail, for those whao are a bit more than avarage on an MTB. It is hard going but well worth it. Prepare for some hike-a-bike, especially through the Chalamain Gap. As the previous person mentioned, van sized boulders but passable and its pretty quick aswell. Once you passed throug the gap, it opens up again. I did it the other way around. I started i Aviemore and followed the road/cycle path to the Sugarbowl carpark. From there, across the river and up the hill. Just fallow the trail, pretty easy to do so. Once you passed the gap, and head downhill, you eventually gat to a X in the path system. At this point you want to stay on this side of the river( it will come to light as you go further down the hill. Follow this all the way into the wooded area. There is another crossroads here. If you keep left, you get back to Aviemore through the caravanpark. If you keep right, you go past the Rothiemurchus Lodge and eventually the main road. Enjoy.
csabak gave this trail about 1 year ago
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snips commented about 3 years ago
I would not attempt this unless you're happy to carry your bike whilst negotiating van sized boulders, the Chalamain Gap is unforgiving and I speak from experience. The section where the it joins the Larig Ghru to the Rothiemurchus junction is also a push/ride section. The final part of the Larig Ghru is exceptional, better to access via Rothiemurchus Lodge in my opinion.
snips gave this trail about 3 years ago