Carrbridge - Grantown - Nethy Bridge - Boat of Garten - Carrbridge

Cycle Routes

    A 28 mile circuit from Carrbridge taking in a number of Strathspey villages.

    Start from the the car park in the centre of Carrbridge. Turn left when leaving the car park then almost immediately turn left onto Carr Road - a minor road that leads out of the village. Continue on this road for 5 miles alongside the River Dulnain to reach the junction with the A938. Turn right here and follow the A938 through Dulnain Bridge to join the A95. A left turn here leads onto a busier stretch for 2 miles to the roundabout at Grantown on Spey. A bypass leads right alongside the River Spey but it's worth continuing straight ahead into the picturesque town of Grantown which has a wide range of facilities.

    From the traffic lights on the main street follow the road towards Tomintoul which leads through woodland to another roundabout. Cross this roundabout and the River Spey and continue on the A95 for another half mile before turning right onto the B970 which is followed to the village of Nethy Bridge. Continue throygh Nethy Bridge and pass the turnoff to Loch Garten, home to Ospreys (it's a short and worthwhile detour to both Loch Garten and the RSPB visitor centre).

    Beyond the Loch Garten turning it's a further mile to another junction where the route goes right towards Boat of Garten. Cross the River Spey, pass under the railway bridge and continue through the village. There's an off road option here until the school is reached (part of National Cycle Route 7) at the A95 junction. Turn left here and then shortly afterwards turn right onto the B9153 which leads back to Carrbridge.



    • Refreshments


    • 26-50 Miles
    • Height Gain: 201-500 Metres
    • Miles


    • Forest
    • Open Hillside
    • Rural


    • Tarmac

    Type of Ride

    • Road Cycling


    • Moderate


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Bike Repair/Sales


    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Parking

    Road Directions

    Carrbridge is easily reached from the main A9 road between Aviemore and Inverness. There is a large free car park in the centre of the village

    Public Transport Directions

    Carrbridge lies on the main Perth - Aviemore - Inverness railway line although not all trains stop at Carrbridge station so check times. It's a short run from the station into the centre of the village where this route starts.

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