The mountain railway is currently out of service. We are open 7 days a week with a range of activities, experiences and dining.
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Summer Activities at Cairngorm Mountain

Have a fantastic day out this summer at Scotland’s favourite mountain destination, Cairngorm Mountain. We’re just a short drive from Aviemore with lots of offer for all ages. 

1. NEW Mountain Carting

  • Experience Scotland’s only gravity fuelled carting
  • Ride in an offroad Unimog vehicle to the start of the track
  • Guided descent from over 900 metres above sea level
  • Twist and turn through the 1.9km track
  • Open throughout the school holidays and weekends


mountain carting at Cairngorm Mountain

2. Mountain Bike Park

  • Open throughout the summer holidays 
  • Choice of trails from beginners through to advanced
  • Effortless conveyor uplift to the top of the beginners trails
  • Discount for family tickets
  • Bike hire available on site


mountain biking at Cairngorm Mountain

3. Mountain Tubing Park

  • Open throughout the summer holidays 
  • Wee slide suitable for ages 2 – 8
  • Big slides suitable for ages 4+ to grandparents!
  • 30 minute sessions
  • Picnic benches close by


Tubing park at Cairngorm Mountain

4. Wild Mountain Garden

  • Open every day (free entry)
  • Learn all about the local habitants, flowers and plants
  • Pick up the quiz at the Mountain Shop (£1 for prize on completion)
  • Get a photo at the highest phone box in the UK
  • Discover the camera obscura and viewpoint


Mountain Garden at Cairngorm Mountain

5. Join us for a Guided Mountain Walk

  • Explore the mountain landscape with an experienced guide
  • Visit the spectacular Northern Corries
  • Learn about the local wildlife, birds and plants
  • Stop for lunch watching the panoramic views
  • Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays subject to availability


Guided walks at Cairngorm Mountain

6. Refuel at the Cairngorm Café

  • Enjoy lunch on the terrace with mountain views
  • Sample a local gin, whisky or beer
  • Family friendly menu for all ages
  • Bring all the family (we’re dog friendly too)
  • Cosy up inside in front of the log fire on a rainy day


customer and pizza at the Cairngorm Cafe

7. Visit the Mountain Shop

  • Pick up your prize here for the Mountain Garden Quiz (£1)
  • Browse pocket money souvenirs and momentos
  • Cairngorm Mountain unique gifts
  • Outdoor clothing essentials
  • Toys, books and unique art


The Mountain Shop at Cairngorm Mountain

8. Stay Over

  • Park up your motorhome or campervan overnight
  • Enjoy panoramic views down to Loch Morlich and beyond
  • Feel at home at our secure, gated park
  • Only 5 minutes drive from our main facilities (during opening hours)
  • Waste and water facilities on site (vehicle must have an on board toilet)


Motorhome site at Cairngorm Mountain

9. Don’t Forget the Viewpoints

  • Head to the Mountain Garden for the Coire Cas viewpoint
  • Take a seat on our benches in the car park with views down to Loch Morlich
  • Follow one of our walking trails including the Northern Viewpoint
  • Join us for a guided walk to explore more into the mountain
  • Ride the upper mountain bike trails for the ultimate views!

Views from Cairngorm Mountain

Good to Know

  • Travel lighter by jumping on the Aviemore Adventurer bus which runs regularly from Aviemore centre to our front door, and leave a lighter footprint. 
  • Baby changing and disabled toilet facilities
  • Dog friendly
  • Cairngorm Mountain Railway currently out of service
  • Visit our Ticket Office for further information

Car park and bus travel at Cairngorm Mountain

We hope to welcome you soon!


© Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited | Registered in Scotland No.SC614703

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Book Your Cairngorm Mountain Experience

We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during busy holiday periods. 

Tubing Park

Open during school holidays and weekends. Book tickets online or choose a gift voucher, valid for 12 months. 


Mountain Biking

Open during school holidays and weekends. Choose from morning, afternoon or full day tickets.


Mountain Carting

Our new carting experience is open during school holidays and weekends. Book tickets online.


Motorhome Site

Book an overnight stay or longer with stunning views down to Loch Morlich. Open May – October.


Guided Walks

Experience a spectacular half day guided walk on the mountain. Book tickets online.