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For the avid cyclist, there are some great cycle routes in Speyside as well as some good trail centres.

If you have come to Speyside to experience the Speyside way, this also provides a lengthy route for cyclists.

With trails ranging from the more universal green and blue runs up to the more challenging reds and the fast blacks and northshore oranges.

Whatever your level of cycling or endurance there is a route prefect for you here.

 

Moray Monster Trails is a a rarely cycled gem amongst the mountain biking trail centers but a gem non-the-less.

If you would like to view information on the Speyside way, we have provided some interesting detail in the Walking link on also on this website.

 

Also, in the surrounding area is the hill of Ben Aigan which boasts a summit which is one of the longest unbroken parts of man-made singletrack in Scotland.

With a circular 6.7km ride around the summit of the hill, the trail consists of short, steep climbs and abrupt declines.

It also gives the chance to see some stunning views of the Spey Valley.

At the end of this trail there is a mini jump section, before the fire road links onto a downhill section, known as the Mast Blast.

 

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MMT CarPark

 

Getting your bike to Speybank:

There are two ways to get your bike here.

By Car or by Public Transport. Unless you own a bike bag then the only real public transport option is the train.

Your destination here is either Aviemore or Elgin.

If you come to Aviemore

You will need a good level of fitness to make the cycle to Craigellachie in a single day

However there are various places along the way that you could make a stayover either camping or in another B&B.

The journey itself is 45 miles approximately along the old Speyside railway line.

If you plan to make this cycle i advise the prior purchase of this map of the Speyside Way or another of similar resolution.

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The Speyside Way is mainly a walking path so care should be taken when riding it. extra time should be left to account for walkers, gates and other such obstacles.

Check The Weather Forecast and Pack For All Weathers

Remember your lights in spring and autumn as darkness sets in fast.

Above all have fun, it is an enjoyable cycle from Aviemore

 

If you are coming from Elgin the route is very simple

It is approximately 13 miles.

Outside of the front of the station the A941 runs along from left to right infront of you

Join this road, heading right (southwest), right at the first roundabout and over the railway track and straight on at all subsequent roundabouts.

When the A941 meets the A95 at Craigellachie turn right in into Craigellachie

Cycle round through the village and bear right and right again to reach Lesl;ie Terrace and Speybank is on your left.

 

If you are coming from Elgin and have the extra time and the legs for a few more milew and hills then why not take a more Scenic route from Elgin via The B9103 onto the A95

When on the A95 section heading into Craigellachie you will pass the entrace to the Mulben side of the Moray MonsterTrails and could stop here for a sneap peak and perhaps your packed lunch on one of the picnic tables.

This route is closer to 20 miles and is listed below

 

Turn right outside the train station (Station Rd/A941 Junction)

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Maisondieu Rd

At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto East Rd/A96

Turn right at B9103 Continue onto B9015

Turn left at B9103 Turn right at A95

The Mulben Car Park for Moray Monster Trails if on the left afetr approximately 3 miles on the A95

Turn left to stay on A95 Turn right at Victoria St/A95

Sharp left at Spey Rd Take the 1st right onto Leslie Terrace and Speybank is on your left

 

Your Bike And Speybank B&B

We can look after your bike for you at Speybank. We have storage in the shed and if you ask Peter nicely you may be able to do any repairs you need to do to your bike in his workshop.

Speybank also has a power washer if you come back with your bike covered in mud as can often be the case in the autumn and winter.