This is an ideal family route. Some sections are on road and others offroad, including sections of the Deeside Way.
Deeside, Donside and Strathbogie together make up the Aberdeenshire Council area of Marr. Between them they provide a diverse rangeof scenic and historical experiences. The area provides a range ofwoodlands from Birchwoods to Caledonian Pine Forest as well as a wealth of historic buildings and archaeology.
This is an ideal family route, mainly flat with plenty of spots for having a picnic. The off road section is suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids. Those on touring bikes may be advised to use the A93 which runs parallel to the Deeside Way.
You’ll enjoy visiting Ballater. Ballater did not exist before 1790 and much of its growth took place in the middle years of the 19th Century. This is why two features of Ballater stand out - the array of fine Victorian stone-built houses and cottages and the fine straight roads that make up the village centre.
You can view the route and details of others in the area by visiting: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/transportation/cycling/routes.asp