32.7 miles
Distance
3,104 ft
Climb
-3,104 ft
Descent
2,632 ft
High Point

Remote territory pack sensibly

Classic Ben Alder Loop Anti-clockwise.

It starts off with a logging road section along Loch Ericht which then continues up to Culra Bothy (changes to singletrack a few kilometres out). From there there is a lovely long and gentle singletrack climb right up to a pass at 727 meteres. From there an undulating start followed by a long descent back down to Loch Ericht with a bothy at the bottom. From there there is a huge hike a bike section up to around 837m in a north east direction. Short decent to the Corrie Lochan (usually very muddy). After the lochan a long descent back to Culra Bothy then retrace your steps back to Dalwhinnie. Around a 52km loop and 1,200 meters climbing. Save this for a sunny day for maximum views especially after the hike a bike.

Detailed Description
Ben Alder Classic MTB Loop is a 33 mile moderately popular red route located near Dalwhinnie. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 3,104 ft with a max elevation of 2,632 ft then descends -3,104 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Ben Alder Classic MTB Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,193 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,197 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,198 ft
  • Grade max
    -52.3%
  • Grade min
    211.8%
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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