For further details of more epicness in Perthshire, including trail maps, accommodation help, travel to the area, guiding and coaching companies, and even a few details on local produce and distilleries, check out our Perthshire Ride Guide!
We were delighted to be able to make this suite of films with Scotty, to showcase the spectacular riding across Scotland. In this film, we focus on the breadth of riding available across Perthshire - have a watch and click on our more in-depth preview of the riding across Perthshire in our Ride Guide.
Comrie Croft is one of Scotland's best trail centres, capturing the spirit of mountain biking. The trail centre combines a feeling of free-living, unique accommodation options including nordic kata's, wild camping, eco-lodges and hostels, a range of activities, a fantastic cafe, a quality bike shop, and (of course) an amazing range of trails.
Steeped in Scottish mountain bike history, Dunkeld has an awesome array of trails sculpted over the hills surrounding Dunkeld & Birnam.
For riders looking for hand-built, technical trails then Dunkeld has a fantastic network of trails on Craigvinean Forest, Birnam Hill, and from the mast on Newtyle Hill. New flowy, intermediate trails now grace the area too which will leave you grinning for more and lapping more times than you intend!
For those looking for non-technical mountain bike trails taking you into beautiful places then a trip up to and around Loch Ordie is a classic Scottish mountain bike route (might now be called a gravel classic?) and features brilliant views along shared paths.
All the trails are serviced by the towns of Dunkeld and Birnam which act as the trailhead. The destination is ideally equipped for a mountain bike holiday with welcoming bike-friendly cafes, deli, and restaurants, along with hotels and bars which regularly feature lively nights with local musicians. The local bike shop, Progression Bikes, is also handily situated in the centre of town with everything you need including coaching/guiding, hire of both bikes and e-bikes, a great range of stock, and a wealth of knowledge. If you want advice on where to ride-ask the guys in Progression!
Highland Perthshire Cycling, are an amazing, proactive, and forward-thinking community group, who have developed a series of routes from day classics, suggestions for bikepacking adventures, and multi-day touring routes all captured on an excellent website - Perthshire Gravel.
The area covered by the routes extends to the Cairngorms National Park in the north, Comrie, and Crieff in the south, Rannoch Moor in the west, and Bankfoot in the east. The cities of Perth, Dundee, and Stirling are all within a day’s cycling distance from the southern and eastern edges of the area covered. Superb information, excellent riding, and all within easy reach of many areas of the country. Gravel adventures await those who choose to grab them!
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