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Mountain biking

Scotland is one of the best places on the planet for mountain biking. The network of exhilarating and challenging world-class trails in Scotland’s forests help make the country such a big hit on the mountain biking world map.

You’ve come to the right place

Whether you’re a beginner wanting to develop your skills or an expert rider in search of thrills, then look no further. We’ve got a fantastic range of trails, stunning scenery and a warm welcome waiting just for you. Visit one of our purpose-built trail centres, spread across Scotland. You’re of course welcome to mountain bike in any of Scotland’s national forests, exploring further, beyond the trails.

Looking for something a bit less energetic?

Cycling in the forest isn’t just for mountain bike adrenalin junkies. You can also explore by bike at a more leisurely pace along forest tracks and trails suitable for the whole family. Find some of our favourite places in the cycling section.

Pick a trail that’s right for you

Routes at all our mountain bike trail centres are graded by colour. If you’re new to the sport, start with a gentle Green or some Blue-graded easy singletrack. Everyone loves Blues – even the experts. Many of our trail centres have short skills loops too, where you can practise some of the features you’ll find on the trails.


Our mountain biking trail centres

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7stanes, southern Scotland

Head for Scotland’s biking heaven at these seven internationally renowned mountain biking sites across the south of the country.


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Witch's Trails, Fort William

Discover 45km of legendary trails at the foot of Scotland's highest mountain, home of the unforgettable World Champs trail.


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Laggan Wolftrax, near Aviemore

Prime singletrack in the heart of the Highlands with fast, technical, feature-filled runs for riders of all abilities.


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Learnie Red Rock Trails, near Inverness

Billion-year-old rock makes great trails for all skill levels, and there are some of the best MTB trail views you’ll ever find.


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Moray Monster Trails, Morayshire

With 30km of fun-packed singletrack mountain bike routes, there’s something here to feed the monster in everyone!


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Carron Valley, near Falkirk

Discover exhilarating 'big country' biking in easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow – 10.5km of fast, fun trails with year-round appeal.



Carbisdale and Balblair, north Highlands

Swooping technical trails for all levels across two contrasting sites, all with stunning views over the Kyle of Sutherland.