67.0 miles
Distance
2,654 ft
Climb
-2,644 ft
Descent
1,188 ft
High Point

Follow the Great Glen, running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east. The route is suitable for walkers and cyclists with a mountain bike or robust hybrid. The stunning trail follows the Caledonian Canal and the shores of Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness with the mountains of the Ben Nevis range making a splendid backdrop. The route also passes Fort Augustus and includes several woodland sections, most notably through Creag nan Eun Forest. The route is waymarked with a black hexagon thistle. - See more at: http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/great-glen-way-walking-and-cycle-route#sthash.i7fPrs3U.dpuf

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
Marleehurn (May 22, 2019 at 15:44)
 Amazing veiws! I loved the freedom of rideing alone but i also enjoyed chatting to people along the way.
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DavidWwsxB1 (May 8, 2021 at 6:09)
 Hi there, can the Great Glen Way be done on a gravel bike or does it need something more robust like at MTB?
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Great Glen Way mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    9 ft
  • Altitude min
    14 ft
  • Altitude start
    17 ft
  • Altitude end
    26 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.4%
  • Grade min
    13.5%
  • Distance climb
    29 miles
  • Distance down
    37 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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