183.2 miles
Distance
10,595 ft
Climb
-10,716 ft
Descent
2,593 ft
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The Cairngorms Loop is a 186 mile (300km) independent time trial (ITT) route through the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Based on the classic Tour of the Cairngorms mountain bike route, the course uses different trails to loop twice around the central Cairngorm Mountains. The route begins and ends in the small town of Blair Atholl at the southern edge of the Park. Set off from the Old Bridge of Tilt car park, and complete the ride at the Blair Atholl railway station.

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Cairngorms Loop is a 183 mile popular black route located near Blair Atholl. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 10,595 ft with a max elevation of 2,593 ft then descends -10,716 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Cairngorms Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    434 ft
  • Altitude start
    557 ft
  • Altitude end
    433 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -41.3%
  • Grade min
    34.1%
  • Distance climb
    90 miles
  • Distance down
    81 miles
  • Distance flat
    12 miles
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