Dundee & Angus is one of Scotland's mountain biking secrets. The slopes around the region aren’t only enjoyed by hill walkers.
The Sidlaw Hills, which lie north of Dundee, feature high-quality, natural single tracks and regularly host national cross-country events. In the city of Dundee itself there are even trails to follow through its many green spaces.
The Law Loop circles Dundee’s most distinctive landmark an extinct volcano, standing 572 ft above the city. Beginners can follow a circular route around the base of the hill. For those looking for more of a challenge, a tougher route is also available with steep climbs and grassy slopes.
To the north of Angus and into the Glens, there are an increasing number of red and blue-graded routes to venture. The Glen Markie, Glen isla & The Cateran Trail is just one of many intermediate rides with a steady climb on forest roads. There are optional difficult sections on old cross country ski trails with great views - when it’s not snowing!
Try an epic wilderness ride from Glen Doll Forestry Commission car park along the Capel Mounth trail. Riders who brave the tough and testing climbs are rewarded with spectacular views and an awesome decent.
There are also great trails in the lower regions of Angus. The Arbroath, Arbirlot, Ethie Woods & The Coast is a mostly flat intermediate route taking in the small villages found along the way as well as woods and part of the Angus Coastal Path.
Dundee & Angus is a great place to enjoy a mountain biking adventure and with bike hire available from a number of locations, you don't even have to take your bicycle with you.