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Cairngorm Guided MTB Adventure

Adventure LEVEL | 5 day(s) | Ratio 1:8 | From £660.00

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Overview

Switch off to where you need to go and let a guide take you to some of the best trails the Cairngorms have to offer. The guides know the intricate network of flowing singletracks in the area and can link them together creating fulfilling riding days for all. All our guides are also coaches and can give you top tips to help you enjoy your ride even more.

DETAILED INFO

AIMS

The aim is that you will go away having experienced some of the best trails the area has to offer. Tailored to the group and what you wish to ride, from flowing singletrack to steep and rooty, all with the optional bedrock roll or drop depending on the style of riding you wish to do.

PRE-REQUISITES

Just the desire to have fun and enjoy riding in the Cairngorms

IS IT FOR ME?

If you want to explore and ride some of the best trails the Cairngorms have to offer, these 5-days will give you a huge opportunity to experience the area. If you simply want to ride and have hassle-free days with little thought about navigation and without getting lost, with some top tips to help make you riding feel like it has more flow along the way, then this is the course for you.

This is suitable for anyone looking to ride off-road trails, and depending on your level of experience or desire to progress your skills you may wish to combine this with one of our coaching courses such as Trail or Trail Plus.

CONTENT

Explore the Cairngorms! With a vast variety of trails on our doorstep, you’ll find yourself riding flowing trails in the ancient pine woodlands one day or riding in the rugged landscapes above the tree lines, taking in the spectacular views.

Our expert local guides will ensure you experience the best the area can offer. They will take you to the remote corners of the glens for some wilderness riding. The areas you visit are steeped in Scottish history and examples of innovative environmental restoration projects. The guides also know the best cafe stops throughout the area for sampling some great coffee and cakes along the way!

As the week progresses, there will be different challenges technically that you may encounter on trail, and our guides will give you a trail description as you approach certain sections and talk you through any aspect of riding you may want input on, and will aim to hep you make the most of your time out on your bike.

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date23/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£660.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit where requested – please note bike hire not included
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea and cake
  • In-course transportation

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

  • Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.  If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.
  • Breakfast on each course day
  • Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses).
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge.
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities.

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

If you do not have your own bike or are unable to bring it with you to the Lodge, we have a limited fleet of Trek bikes available for use. Please get in touch to arrange this prior to your course. E-bikes can also be ridden on any of our skills courses.

  • Bike
  • Small bike lights front and rear – always a good idea to carry just in case!
  • Small Biking Day pack – 25L max
  • Helmet
  • Eye wear
  • Thin woolly hat or buff for under helmet
  • Gloves – thin, full finger cycling gloves are perfect
  • Warmer Cycle friendly Full finger Gloves – just in case its cold
  • Water proof jacket & trousers – Suitable for cycling
  • Padded cycling Shorts – there really are worth it for comfort!
  • Outer Baggy Cycling Shorts
  • Thin fleece or similar
  • Full leg covering – for cold days e.g. cycle tights or cycling leg warmers
  • Warm outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers – a variety of base layers are useful to control your temperature
  • Small personal first aid kit
  • Drink system – hydration pack / water bottle
  • Spare inner tube x2 for your bike
  • Spare Brake pads x2 for your bike
  • Spare Rear Gear Mechanism hanger for your bike – Call your local bike shop for help with this
  • Small Trail Toolkit – Pump, multi tool and chain breaker at least
  • Emergency survival bag
  • Head torch
  • Whistle
  • Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
  • Suncream – you just never know!

We have Laundry facilities here and a fantastic drying room so there is always the option to wash stuff as you go. Glenmore Lodge also has a pool & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/climbing kit!

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