Mountain biking in Scotland
Your mountain biking adventure in Scotland awaits
Scotland is one of the best countries in the world to experience the thrill of mountain biking. The country has a varied landscape of mountains, forests, and lochs which provides a perfect backdrop for exciting and challenging trails to suit all abilities, from beginner to expert.
Bring your own bike to explore the network of trails around the Logiealmond Estate. You can also visit many of the local excellent, purpose-built trail centres in Perthshire and further afield.
Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
Favourites of ours are the Deuchny Bike Park in Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park just north of nearby Perth. The bike park has a good range of jumps and drops in a beautiful woodland setting. For a longer, majestic cycle route, try the Coronation Road, an ancient right of way to the forest of Scone, where ancient kings were crowned.
Comrie Croft is one of Scotland’s best mountain biking trail centres. Less than 30 minutes drive away from Logiealmond Estate you will find an award-winning 21km network of trails suitable for all abilities from beginners to experts. It boasts a skills park with berms, jumps, pump track, skinny climbs, and rock gardens, along with longer moderate, difficult and severe graded trails. There's a fantastic cafe and bike shop where you can hire bikes and equipment. Comrie Croft can also provide coaching and training.
For more information on what is available in the area, a good guide is available here.
Tips for mountain biking in Scotland
Be prepared for all weather conditions. The weather in Scotland can change quickly, so it's important to be prepared for anything. Pack rain gear, sunscreen, and layers of clothing.
Wear a helmet. This is essential for safety, especially if you're riding on challenging trails. Mountain biking can be dangerous, so it's important to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Be aware of the wildlife. Scotland is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, sheep, and birds.
Respect the environment. Mountain biking can have a negative impact on the environment if it’s not done responsibly. Be sure to stay on the trails, and don't litter.
Have fun! Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and challenge yourself. So relax, take your time, and enjoy the ride.