Cairngorm Mountain is in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, around 2.5 hours by car from Glasgow and Edinburgh and approximately 1 hours drive from Inverness. Travelling around by private car offers more flexibility but we always ask visitors to consider car sharing whenever possible.
Cairngorm Ski Area
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Aviemore is only 9 miles from Cairngorm Mountain and is well connected to the road, rail and bus networks. The overnight sleeper from London stops in Aviemore en route for Inverness and both CityLink and Stagecoach operate regular bus timetables for the area.
Starting from Aviemore you have the choice of using the ski road (for the skinny tyres) or the Old Logging Way (parallel to the ski road) for gravel and mountain bikes to Glenmore. The climb starts from the Snow Gate at Glenmore with an average gradient of 9% and steepest gradient of 17% for 5.3 kilometres with a height gain of 300 metres. Bike parking is available near the base station. Remember to reward yourself with a delicious cake in our Cairngorm Cafe or Cas Bar.
To find out more on the other activities in the local area, take a look at Visit Aviemore website.
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