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Cairngorms Carousel Mountain Biking Maps

The Cairngorms Carousel is a circular mountain biking loop around the Cairngorms, Scotland's largest and most remote mountain range. The route is described in sections that any fit and moderately capable mountain biker could complete in 4 days. The Cairngorms Carousel is not an official waymarked path and it runs through remote and rugged terrain.


This is a superb adventure and a must in every mountain biker's list of rides to do, 4 days mountain biking around the Cairngorms.

Four maps, A4 in size, printed on waterproof paper. Includes a hard plastic protective pouch.

Map 1 - Blair Atholl to Kingussie

 Map 2 - Kingussie to Tomintoul

 Map 3 - Tomintoul to Braemar 

 Map 4 - Braemar to Blair Athol


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The circuit is split into 4 maps and guides. The route for each day starts and finishes in villages with good accommodation, food and amenities.

Read a blog about the riding the route (opens in a new window)

The route can be joined at any point but the suggested start is the southerly point at Blair Atholl from where there are good transport links and a railway station on the Perth to Aviemore line.

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Map 1

Covers the route from Blair Atholl in Highland Perthshire, through Glen Tromie to Kingussie and Strathspey. Distance: 60km, 37 miles.

Map 2

Shows Strathspey and describes the route from Kingussie through Glenmore to Tomintoul. Those with some spare time could spend a complete day in Strathspey or Tomintoul to experience some of the best mountain biking in Scotland. Tomintoul lies on the north east edge of the Cairngorms National Park and is the furthest point from the start. Distance: 59km, 36.5 miles.

Map 3

Takes a route south from Tomintoul through Glen Avon and Glen Builg before climbing to the highest point on the circuit. This  is  followed by an awesome ride to Royal Deeside and the picturesque village of Braemar. Distance: 34km, 21 miles.

Map 4

Runs through the southeast corner of The Cairngorms before heading south through fantastic scenery, past The Falls of Tarf and through Glen Tilt to Blair Atholl. Distance: 43km, 28 miles.

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200 km of magical Highland scenery

Highland Perthshire to Strathspey and Royal Deeside

Complete route for mountain biking or hiking

Magical scenery through remote Highland Glens: Glen Garry, Glen Tromie, Glen Feshie, Glenmore, Glen Avon, Glen Builg, Glen Tilt

Includes route descriptions and maps

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