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Cairngorm Mountain Carting

Scotland’s only gravity fuelled mountain cart experience

Located at Scotland’s favourite mountain destination Cairngorm Mountain, join us for our new adrenaline pumped experience!

Person on mountain cart

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Your adrenaline experience begins at over 600 metres above sea level where you’ll be transported in an off road ‘Unimog’ up to the start of the track.

Here at over 900 metres above sea level you’ll enjoy spectacular mountain views before joining our guide for a daring downward descent in a three wheel cart.

Each session costs £25 per person.

The ride of your life

The first ride of its kind in Scotland, the daring mountain carting experience is suitable for ages 14 and overIf you are 18 or under you must provide photo ID.

After an exciting off road ride up the mountain side you’ll get a chance to take in the stunning views before twisting and turning at speed all the way down the 1.9km track. Your vehicle is a 3-wheel cart which benefits from a low sense of gravity adding to the daring ride.


THE EXPERIENCEpeople getting in an offroad vehicle

    • Full experience lasts for approx. 1 hour
    • Suitable for ages 14 and over
    • Off road ride up the mountain to the top of the track 
    • Spectacular views at over 900 metres above sea level
    • 3-wheel cart ride following a guide for the downward descent
    • Twist and turn all the way down the 1.9 kilometre track
    • £25 per person per session with equipment provided

What our Customers Say

“We tried out the new mountain carting, excellent safety briefing from Scott (Mario) made everyone feel safe but didn’t take the enjoyment out of the experience. Loved it so much we did it again, well worth the second run as you feel much more confident after the first run. All staff were super friendly and made the trip memorable.” Ross Simpson, July 2024

“Was on the mountain carts today. Brilliant fun! Would recommend this to anyone heading to the mountain resort.” Alan Fletcher, July 2024

Track Map

Click below to view a PDF of our Carting track map.

mountain carting track map


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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 wear my own helmet?

No, due to the nature of this activity you must wear the helmet provided to you for safety.

Can I wear glasses?

We recommend contact lenses where possible. Sunglasses are not allowed to be worn as safety glasses will be provided and must be worn.

What clothing do I need to wear?

We recommend comfortable clothing such as long sleeve trousers and a long sleeve top. Closed toe shoes are required. Gloves can be worn as well as buffs however scarves are not permitted.

What is the minimum age to do carting?

Due to the nature of this activity it is strictly for age 14 or over. Customers aged 18 or under must provide photo ID on the day.

How many runs are included?

The carting experience is a single run consisting of an exciting ride up the mountain on the back of an offroad vehicle and then a single run in the cart down the 1.9km track. If you would like a double session please book two sessions.

T’s & C’s

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