Mountain Biking in Scotland
Scotland was made for mountain biking - just look at the landscape! Our mountain bike trails will take you into some of the most awesome scenery imaginable through hills, glens and forests. We’ve also got brilliant beginner-friendly bike parks and pump tracks, amazing mountain biking events, biker-friendly accommodation and a network of guides, shops and cafés for that all important cake stop.
Mountain biking centres
Scotland has over 25 mountain biking centres, including the world-class trails of 7stanes Glentress in the Scottish Borders and Nevis Range, near Fort William.
Top mountain biking centres
Green and blue-graded tracks are perfect for beginners, whilst more confident riders will love the red, black and orange-graded trails. Just remember to stop occasionally to admire the amazing views.
7Stanes Mountain Bike Centres
The 7stanes are world-class mountain bike centres that span the south of Scotland. From beginner to expert, there are graded trails for all levels at these popular centres and some have on-site facilities including, toilets, café, bike hire and retail and bike wash.
More places to go mountain biking in Scotland
Check out this information by region for top ideas on trails, centres and more.
Loch Lomond, the Trossachs & Glasgow
Gear yourself up for a mountain biking adventure in Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Glasgow.
Tweed Valley Forest Park
Enjoy the sheer number of dedicated mountain bike trails in Tweed Valley Forest Park.
Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries & Galloway has trails for all abilities with some of the most iconic features of any trails across Scotland.
Why go mountain biking in Scotland?
See what makes the Tweed Valley and Scotland one of the best destinations on the planet for mountain biking, then plan a break to experience these amazing places for yourself.
Follow mountain bike guide and coach, Aneela McKenna, as she shares her feelings about mountain biking and the wonders of biking in the Tweed Valley.
Plan a mountain biking holiday
It’s easy to add mountain biking to any Scottish holiday plans. There are loads of places to explore, bring your own bike or hire one when you get here, and book lessons or a guided trip.
Find cyclist-friendly accommodation in Scotland
Find your perfect stay during your next cycling adventure.
Search Routes, Guides, Tours and Holidays
Find details of companies that offer mountain biking experiences in Scotland.
A Beginner's Guide to Mountain Biking in Scotland
Find everything you need to know about mountain biking in Scotland.
Mountain Biking Events
Scotland hosts world-class mountain bike events throughout the year. Whether you’re spectating or participating, there’s a load of other biking events to enjoy too. Don’t miss the:
Other Types of Biking in Scotland
Where to ride a gravel bike in Scotland
Somewhere between mountain biking and road cycling lies gravel biking, where routes are likely to be a mix of smooth tarmac and off-road trails.
Bikepacking reflects the advances in lightweight packs and gear and allows you to explore new places with few limits.
Helpful information for mountain biking
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
You can explore most of Scotland's outdoor land as long as you behave responsibly. This is known as access rights and is unique to Scotland.
A Guide to Outdoor Safety Scotland
Although our scenery is stunning, Scotland's outdoors can be wild and rural. It's important to be prepared with the correct clothing and equipment.
Do the Ride Thing
Responsible riders Do The Ride Thing, by respecting other trail users, taking care of our amazing landscape and learning what to do in an emergency.
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