Aberdeenshire is an emerging destination within Scotland, the region’s mountain bike trails are developing at a rate of knots, thanks to the strong local riding community and the management of the Aberdeenshire Trail Association. It’s got a style of trail for everyone whilst keeping things completely natural. In this episode we explore, the infamous Lightning Bolt trail through Balmoral Estate that finishes at Loch Muick, the hand-built trails around Ballater, Mastermind and Heartbreak Ridge and the Munro, Beinn a’ Bhùird. The sustainability focus of this episode is around trail etiquette. Here in Scotland were fornuate to be able to ride locations like Beinn a’Bhùird are privileges that we as MTB’ers can’t take for granted. We need to respect these fragile landscapes, ride to the terrain, conditions and acknowledge the wild life they’re home to. All these rides are recorded on komoot so you can go and do them for yourself.
This series has been made possible with the support of Shimano , komoot, Schwalbe, SCOTT Sports and Thule.
Episode 1 – Perthshire,