The Burma Road MTB GPS route is a 42km Epic ride in the Cairngorms region of the Highlands. There us a total ascent of 2270.52 ft and has a maximum elevation of 2,292.42 ft. It starts in Aviemore town centre. Head south towards the roundabout on the outskirts of the town by the Italian restaurant
The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.
Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.
The Castleton Carrousel is a mountain bike route in the Dark Peak side of the Peak District. It is graded technically Hard / difficult and is 25.8 miles long. It takes you round and round and up and down on the trails around Castleton. It includes some of the best descents the Dark Peak area has to offer and a few testing climbs. There are a few options though. The climb out of Bradwell is a push for half its length but worth it for the descent. However, there is a short cut. For more technical descending it’s also possible to include The Beast as an ‘Out & Back’. Which ever way you do it, it’s a technical and demanding route that will push your fitness and skills to the limit.
Start on the lane leading to the Treak Cavern, there is plenty of parking available in the pay and display laybys (GR137830).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Castleton Carrousel
The Marin - Cowlyd Killer mountain bike GPX Route is in Snowdonia in North Wales. This mountain bike route of 26.3 miles adds an extremely challenging loop of trails to the Marin Trail. The extra riding starts with a long and very steep climb out of Trefriw before some very technical riding around Llyn Cowlyd. There is more technical riding from Capel Curigto Llyn Crafnant, before the route heads east, past Llyn Geirionydd, to join the Marin Trail. A lot of the technical riding is on the flat or uphill, which will reduce a good riders pace to around 4mph. It’s a real test of skill and slow control and you’ve got to like technical climbing.
It starts from the Marin car park.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Marin - Cowlyd Killer
The Mawddach Estuary and Pont Scethin mountain bike GPX route is in Snowdonia (western edge of Snowdonia national park) in North Wales. It is a 29.6 mile long route and graded Hard (difficult) in ability.
It starts from just outside Dolgellau with a gentle warm up and beautiful views on the Mawddach Trail before heading into the mountains behind Barmouth for some long, hard climbs and technical, rocky descents.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Mawddach Estuary and Pont Scethin
The Rochdale Route in Calderdale is 29.5 miles long and is graded difficult / hard. It starts from the Watergrove reservoir on the Mary Towneley Loop and Pennine Bridleway at the North East edge of Rochdale. The ride circles Todmorden and drops through three steep sided valleys on the way, which includes some fantastic riding on the famous Calderdale packhorse trails. Be careful though as, while there are lots of rocks, in the wet this ride can be quite muddy in parts.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Rochdale Route
Torridon Coulags MTB GPS Route is an epic 46 km ( 29.71 mile) route in the North Highlands . This route has a total ascent of 2603.52 ft and has a maximum elevation of 1,391.47 ft.
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