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Day 1: Blair Atholl to Drake's Bothy - Cairngorms Loop

Day 1: Blair Atholl to Drake's Bothy - Cairngorms Loop

Difficult
05:18
43.5 mi
8.2 mph
2,350 ft
1,850 ft
Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.52 mi
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Blair Castle

Bike Touring Highlight

40.8 mi
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Feshiebridge

Bike Touring Highlight

43.5 mi
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Drake's Bothy

Hiking Highlight

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 3.21 mi
Path: 18.9 mi
Cycleway: 5.89 mi
Street: 11.6 mi
Road: 3.99 mi

Surfaces

Natural: 1.61 mi
Unpaved: 17.7 mi
Gravel: 2.78 mi
Paved: 11.5 mi
Asphalt: 7.17 mi
Unknown: 2.74 mi

Weather Forecast

Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.

December 18, 2019

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    Starting with 43 miles (70 km) on the first day from Blair Atholl, the first day starts at the most Southerly tip of the double loop on the outer ring and moves into the inner circle at the end of the day.

    Leaving the train station in the village, head West along the River Garry opposite the train line, gently climbing for twelve miles (20 km) before heading off the tarmac along the long distance cycleway heading North. If you have time to spare, why not take a look around Blair Castle and grounds, a historic gem that’s perfectly documented the changes in social history over the last 700 years. Continue climbing on the doubletrack, following Edendon water to your left as you take in the beauty of the Grampian Mountains.

    You’ll soon pass Loch an Duin after 19 miles (30 km), followed by Loch Bhrodainn and Loch an t-Seilich as you start to descend off the highest point of the day, now back on small paved roads following the River Tromie North. Now you’ve officially passed into the Highlands of Scotland!

    Move back off road after 34 miles (54km) after the village of Drumguish, contouring around Crag Dhubh. Follow a mix of doubletrack roads and singletrack along the River Feshie to Feshiebridge village, a gorgeous river crossing which has a natural pool - perfect if you fancy a dip! Follow the last few miles towards Drakes Bothy, your shelter for the night.

    • December 22, 2019

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Day 1: Blair Atholl to Drake's Bothy - Cairngorms Loop