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Cairngorm Mountain Bike Park

Experience the thrill of downhill mountain biking at our new bike park trails. 

The mountain bike park is now open during weekends and school holidays. All trails are now open from beginners to advanced and bike hire is available too from balance bikes to adult and e-bikes. Check our mountain report for updates on which trails are open.

Youth on mountain bike trail

Tickets & Opening Times

Book online or pop into The Ticket Office to buy your tickets.

Ticket office open weekends and school holidays from 9:15am – 4:30pm and bike park 9:30am – 4:30pm.


Trails for all abilities

Our Bike Park has been designed for beginner to advanced level riders, offering a range of flow style mountain biking trails. Our trails provide the perfect introduction to gravity mountain biking, and the ideal environment to progress your skills to the next level.

The Bike Park has three grades of flow trails; Green, Blue & Red:

  • The green trails have been designed for beginners and younger children.
  • The blue trails provide the next natural step of progression for riders to reach intermediate level.
  • For those more experienced at mountain biking, the red trails will provide the ultimate thrill of advanced flow trails.

Two 100m conveyors will take riders to the top of the Lower Zone, where riders can effortlessly access the green and lower blue trails, and enjoy the thrill of the downward descent. For those more experienced riders, the purpose built climb trails will take riders to the top of the upper blue and red trails.

Photos of Cairngorm Mountain Bike Park

  • Conveyor uplifts to top of Lower Zone
  • Trails for beginners, intermediates and advanced riders
  • Over 3km of new trails, with the longest descent at 1.4km
  • Bike hire from trusted brand Commencal available or bring your own
  • Electric bikes available
  • New regular Aviemore Adventurer bus service to our front door
  • Adjacent to tubing park, cafe, picnic benches, shop and toilets
  • Car parking charges apply

Trail Map

Click below to view a PDF of our Bike Park trail map.

Mountain bike trail map

Choose from Bike Park entry tickets only (using your own bike) or add on bike hire if required. Scroll down for our prices.

The bike park opens at 9:30am and closes at 4:30pm. You can choose from a half day or full day ticket and have the option of bike hire too.

Tickets and Prices 2024

Bike Park PricesHalf Day PassFull Day Pass
Adult (16+ Yrs)£16.00
Youth (8 - 15 Yrs)£9.00£15.00
Child (4 - 7 Yrs)£7.50£10.00

To enjoy saving 10% as a family simply book a minimum of 3 family tickets when selecting your tickets.


Bike Hire Prices Half Day HireFull Day Hire
Adult (16+ Yrs)£28.00
Youth (8 - 15 Yrs)£16.00£22.00
Child (4 - 7 Yrs)£8.00£15.00
Electric Bike£37.00£50.00


Helmets are included in the prices of bike hire. Half day hire is valid from 9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm – 4:30pm.

Photo Gallery

Explore More Cycling In The Cairngorms

The Cairngorms National Park is the largest in the UK and provides a stunning backdrop for cycling. If you’d like to explore more cycling routes outside of Cairngorm Mountain Bike Park you’ll find routes through ancient forests that are home to some of the most endangered species in the UK. The routes have been specifically designed to enable you to enjoy this special place, its nature and its hospitality, whilst taking care to protect everything that makes it so special. 

Cycling routes in the Cairngorms

Credit: Markus Stitz


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most common questions we are asked. If your question is not answered here please feel free to contact us.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes, provided your bike is well maintained, with functioning brakes, and suitable for the chosen trails. You can also hire our bikes.

Is the bike park open in all weather conditions?

Our bike patrollers will inspect the trails and weather conditions throughout the day, and will determine if the bike park is safe to open.

Can I bring my dog in the bike park?

No. Due to the safety of all riders we do not allow dogs in the bike park.

Can I fly drones on the bike park?

No. The use of drones is not permitted at Cairngorm Mountain (including the bike park) without prior authorisation.

Can I use a child's bike seat or trailer?

The trails are not suitable for bike trailers. We are currently reviewing the suitability of the trails for different types of bike seats. We will update on this in due course. Currently we can only allow for mountain bikes.

Is the bike park suitable for wheelchair users?

The trails are not suitable for wheelchair users as they are gravity style mountain biking trails. We are however, reviewing the suitability of the trails for different types of adaptive bikes. We will update on this in due course. Currently we can only allow for mountain bikes.

Is the bike park suitable for adaptive bikes?

We are currently reviewing the suitability of the trails for the use of different types of adaptive bikes. We will update on this in due course. Currently we can only allow for mountain bikes.

What is the minimum age to use the bike park?

We recommend a minimum of 4 years old as there is a requirement for the user to use a brake appropriately to control their speed. This is necessary due to the gradient of the trails.

Why are there charges to use the bike park?

To ensure the safety and enjoyment for all users, CMSL operate the Bike Park a managed facility and therefore during operating hours access rights are not exercisable. To access the Bike Park, please purchase a ticket from the Ticket Office in the Base Station, or online at The revenue from the park is used to pay for the cost of the services provided which include trail maintenance, staff and first aid assistance. For further information on access rights, please contact the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

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