Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail Centre

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Grin Factor
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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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Trail Quality
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Great day out
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
Good for a day trip

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Good Points
Start and finish the red route on nice flowing quick down hill. The trails are well maintained and the 'coffee still' café at the car park has very helpful and friendly staff.
Bad Points
If you're looking for jumps and air time then this isn't the place at the mo. I think some of the trails could be enhanced with some 'north shore' platforms
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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Great for a social ride
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
A great place to visit and suitable for all. The trails are fast and there aren't any nasty surprises. Technically, I would say it is easy but the climbing and distance make it a good trail to visit.

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Good Points
Well built trails
Mostly sheltered if the weather isn't great
Lots of down for your up
Decent length
Well marked
Great cafe
Bad Points
Not technical
Tends to get icy in winter
Would you recommend?
Yes
GH
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A bit isolated but worth the trip
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Unthinkable the blue family trail might be a little too tough for the kids so more return to base shortcuts would be good

User Review

Good Points
Plenty to entertain
Good flow and black sections can be demanding if you want them.
Bad Points
Signage posts around red could do with increasing frequency with a numbering system to pinpoint you if broken down or injury

A couple of black sections might catch you out on your first time
Would you recommend?
Yes
R
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The Glenlivet, well worth a visit.
(Updated: August 24, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Well worth a visit !!!

User Review

Good Points
Trails quality is amazing and the design works well. Lots of thought gone into the design and the hub facilities.A lot of care has gone into the build and the team who are behind it have done lots of good stuff around Scotland.
Bad Points
Not for the hard corse guys, but a great family set up
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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A top place to ride...
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
I absolutely love riding here. Brilliantly built trails and great facilities. What's not to like?!

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Good Points
Fantastic flowing trails and a brilliant welcome at The Coffee Still at the end! Great year-round riding.
Bad Points
Lack of trail variety. This will however be addressed in the near future!
Would you recommend?
Yes
DJ
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some of the most fun trails I've ever ridden!
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
The trails here are awesome!
The blue / red outward trail has some great little sections of rollers and steady gradients to have you flying through the trees like you're on a speeder bike chasing ewoks in the Forests of Endor!
The long singletrack descent on the red trail is really fast and flowy with lots of features to keep you entertained all the way down.
Most of the trails are pretty smooth when compared to the likes of Laggan wolftrax so it's suitable for beginners and younger riders aswell as more experienced riders that want to go FAST.
Spend the whole day checking out the trails and hanging out in the cafe. The food is excellent!

User Review

Good Points
great trails
great views (from the top of the red)
great cafe
Bad Points
none
Would you recommend?
Yes
Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail - Scotland - Trail Motions Bike Skills
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Flow down the Glen
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.5

User Review

Good Points
The Blue is one of the best beginner / intermediate trails that I have come across, very easy for a complete novice but equally rewarding for the more advanced rider providing he tackles it at speed. The berms and overall flow are particularly good.
The Red incorporates 90% of the Blue, and provides a good warm up before you tackle the long and rather featureless climb to the start of the downhill. It's well worth making the extra effort to reach the top of the hill as the views are stunning on a fine day. Once on the Red you will come across several Red and Black features which look daunting as they are generally blind but take the time to walk them first and you will quickly see that they are fairly straightforward if you have a reasonable skill level.
The café is staffed by friendly locals and is well worth a visit.
Bad Points
Nothing significant, but the climbs are a bit of a slog and could use a few features to make them more distracting from the hard work
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Yes
Y
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Under an hour from home!
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
My second favourite place to ride (after Laggan). Beautiful part of the world and facilities to rival most of the trail centres in the UK; except for having a wide variety of trails. Watch this space though...

User Review

Good Points
The trails were opened up ahead of schedule, and we're absolutely banging from day one! The long red is physically challenging and has lots of variety to suit a wide range of abilities.
The café is absolutely superb! Great coffee and home bakes, and a really friendly welcome.
Bad Points
the car park fee! Folk from England will be well accustomed to this, but we're not used to it here! Still, those trails need to be maintained so it's all good!
Would you recommend?
Yes
DJ
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Glenlivet
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
There are not much trails in Scotland that offer Flow Factor that Glenlivet does especially on the First Blue Descent and The Red. I can only think of some of the trails in Glentress and potentially the Highland Wildcat trails giving me a similar feeling.

These trails offer something for everyone.

User Review

Good Points
- Offers something for all levels of Mountain Biker with the addition of the new pump track.
- Blue Descent is fantastic at the start
- Long Climb to the top will challenge all levels of a rider.
- Great views at the Viewpoint and top of the red.
- Cafe on site offers a nice range of food, selling items such as gloves, tubes etc always handy and useful.
Bad Points
- Access Road
- Long climb to the Top of the Red may put riders off.
- Black Features are limited but this is a Trail Centre and not an Enduro run.
- Car Park Charging - However costs need to be recouped and will help sustain and develop the trails as opposed to other centres in the area.
Would you recommend?
Yes
CM
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Glenlivet
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
Fast, great flow and overall good fun. I really don't know why people are moaning about the climb as it is really not hard at all. In fact the start in particular is one of the easiest and best of the bulk of mtb trail centres that I have ridden. Views from the top are superb and the descent is lovely and flowy. It you like techy and lots of jumps this isn't for you but you can use momentum brilliantly on this trail. All in all a great addition to the Highland trail scene.

User Review

Good Points
- good cafe, relaxed feel to the trails, great views, nice mixed woodland, varied wildlife, great for a wide range of ages, walks on site for those not mtbing, good facebook page.
Bad Points
- being really picky it could use a little more variety but there are red/black choices on most features. If you like techy after more techy this probably isn't for you.
Would you recommend?
Yes
View from the top :)
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