Planning your Cycle Route
Eagle Brae is located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world. There’s no better way to get out and see it than on two wheels, and there are some superb routes within a half-hour drive of our location.
In particular, up Glen Strathfarrar. A unique opportunity to cycle a 17-mile tarmac sealed road, with almost no vehicular traffic. Making it both peaceful and safe for children. It’s easy to turn back at any point, so you can vary the length of your route easily.
Glen Affric is also a great place to cycle, and the Forestry Commission have some forest trails, for those who wish to cycle off the tarmac. With a wide range of routes, there’s everything from gentle family tracks to challenging terrain and long-distance rides.
The Abriachan Trails are just north of Loch Ness. This forest area includes 14 kms of managed mountain biking trails, named the Kelpies’ Trails. This is mainly a family-friendly biking area. It has a range of trails for different levels and a fun obstacle course.
Starting from Beauly, the Beauly Firth Loop is a popular cycle route, which follows 26 miles around the firth. Go around at low tide for the best chance of spotting wildlife and historic points of interest. This route includes some roads with busy traffic, so is recommended for confident cyclists.
For a long-distance challenge, the Loch Ness 360° Trail is a wonderful cycle route, looping around the whole of Scotland’s most famous loch. Connecting up the Great Glen Way with the South Loch Ness Trail, it passes through many Loch Ness villages and attractions. The full 80-mile circuit takes around 3 days to complete by bike, or you can choose one or two smaller sections to ride.
Please chat to our team if you need any help in planning your cycle route.