Wild Scotland is a beautiful place to get out on your mountain bike!
Explore rolling hills, winding glens and expansive forests ; whether you want to enjoy some free-form biking or stick to a trail, you’ll find something great.
Everyone knows Fort William as a venue for the Mountain Bike World Cup, and the great thing is that all three courses are open to the public. The centre offers downhill, cross-country and 4x biking, as well as the terrifying Downhill World Cup track that’s only for those after a challenge! It’s around two and a half hours from Glasgow Airport and around 3 hours from Edinburgh Airport. For parking options and travel advice, click here.
This might be the best-known trail centre in Scotland, offering a huge 73km worth of trails for beginners right up to the experts. Its most exciting route is the Spooky Woods descent, which isn’t challenging in skill but is great for full-on speed.
A great centre with a range of trail-types, its biggest sell is The Slab, a 14m high lump of granite on one of the Hardrock Trail descents! If you’re intimidated by The Slab, the Ironhash Trail is great for inexperienced riders, going mostly through forest roads.