Mountain bikers can enjoy a network of waymarked cross country cycle trails in Glenlivet that have opportunities for all abilities. One even climbs to the summit of Cairn Diamh offering a stunning panorama of the Cairngorms.
Most routes involve a combination of "off road" sections (forest roads, farm roads and hill tracks) linked by quiet public roads. The "off road" sections are, for the most part, only suitable for all terrain “mountain” bikes as they can be rough, stony and muddy in places (and sometimes all at the same time!).
Free maps are available from the Glenlivet Estate Office that give full details of all cross country mountain bike trails to be found on the estate.
Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Sheet No 36 and parts of sheet 37 will be helpful and show most of the roads, paths and tracks used.
There will be two new downhill mountain bike trails opening in central Glenlivet for autumn 2013. Both trails will use a combination of existing forest tracks and newly built single track sections.
The 9km blue graded trail will be on Carn Meilich.
The more challenging 22km red graded trail with black graded technical features will go over Cairn Daimh and have a 6km descent with stunning views of the Cairngorms.
There will be car parking, bike hire, a cafe and an information area at the trailhead.
Skiing, snowboarding and tubing with ski and snowboard hire and ski school in winter. Bike trails, quad bikes, deval karts, fun karts and chairlift rides in summer.