Ride the North – The Grampian Highlands Cycle Network

The Grampian Highlands Cycle Network is a creation of this page …so don’t go looking for signposts! 

Our event has taken place over 10 years in the North/North East of Scotland – broadly the area north of the Highland Boundary Fault and east of The Great Glen – on the modern day administrative map this is a combination of Aberdeenshire, Moray and the east Highlands.

It’s a an absolutely wonderful area for cycling – the Cairngorms in the west offers some of the UK’s highest mountains, with two ski stations and the highest public roads in Scotland.  On the other hand, outside of the high hills, the area’s agricultural heartland has resulted in a network of roads that never carry heavy traffic, linking villages, castles and whisky distilleries.  The area being home to both Scotland’s Castle Trail and famous Malt Whisky Trail and is perfect for recreational cycling.

These pages link to the different geographical regions across the Grampian Highlands providing both recommended circular bike rides in each as well as linear routes linking towns.

East Highlands

Moray Speyside

North Aberdeenshire & Banffshire Coast

Royal Deeside & South Aberdeenshire

The City of Aberdeen