Kat Brown of Cycling Solutions Scotland – a mum, cycle leader and coach and Rosie Baxendine – a gravel and bikepacking guide specializing in introduction to adventure trips – were tasked with this. Both local cyclists, their experience of leading younger or less experienced riders enabled them to create suitable routes for all abilities.
Kat and Rosie created 10 routes – from a 5km flat route round Taymouth castle suitable for even the littlest of legs, to a 22km into the hills above Loch Rannoch – perfect for an introduction to more remote gravel riding.
These routes are all predominantly on well surfaced tracks or fire roads and are ridable on any hybrids designed for off road use or mountain bikes.
A collection with all routes and an overview map are available on Komoot here. Information on distance, ascent, terrain, route category, riding time, start and finish, parking, public transport, key facilities and which maps to use can be found on the individual route pages.
Intro & Family Friendly Rides sorted by difficulty:
Easy (Route Categories)
Straightforward (Route Categories)