Cairngorm Mountain Bike Park

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

The mountain bike park will re-open in early May 2024. The initial re-opening will be the lower zone trails which are perfect for beginners to intermediates. This will be followed up by opening of the mid-zone and upper trails as soon as it’s possible.

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 currently free until Spring 2024

Trail Map

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

Mountain Bike Park Trail Map

Buy your Bike Park tickets online or from our ticket office. 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
£22.00
Youth (8 - 15 Yrs)£9.00£15.00
Child (4 - 7 Yrs)£7.50£10.00
Bike Hire Prices Half Day HireFull Day Hire
Adult (16+ Yrs)£28.00
£40.00
Youth (8 - 15 Yrs)£16.00£22.00
Child (4 - 7 Yrs)£8.00£15.00
Electric Bike£37.00£50.00

Half day hire is valid from 9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm – 4:30pm.


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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

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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?

Cairngorm Mountain Bike Park has been developed and set out for recreational use in terms of Section 6 (1) (e) (ii) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. While it is in use as a Bike Park, the right to use the newly built trails is limited to those paying to do so. Allowing unrestricted access to the bike trails within it would interfere with the use and safety of the Bike Park for paying customers. 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.

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