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Mountain Biking at Craigvinean Forest Aberfeldy  United Kingdom

Mountain Biking at Craigvinean Forest

Scotland is world-famous for its mountain biking and Craigvinean is a perfect place to get a taste of what some of the Highlands have to offer, without too much of a drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh.

The range of trails at Craigvinean is brilliant - there are low-level and cross country, these routes can be incorporated into a longer biking journey linking the towns and villages of Highland Perthshire - there are family-friendly trails, lots of uphill, and a number of impressive downhill single-tracks through the trees - a 4x4 does runs up and down the hill with your bike - perfect if you're not interested in busting your legs going uphill!

I went when there was still a bit of snow at higher levels - great fun, but perhaps not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced bikers.

Low down, there is a great river-side walk leading to The Hermitage - an iconic, historical Scottish building - it is definitely worth a look.