Dufftown Circular Cycling Route

Glens & mountains 64 miles

Up and down through Cairngorms and Speyside


From Dufftown, take rolling lanes through villages and valley scenery. While passing through the village of Tomintoul (the highest in the Highlands), you can grab a late breakfast, before taking a final moorland ride back to Dufftown. Climb fans can add a 14-mile trip to the south-east to the Lecht summit. Get the route tinyurl.com/cplus-glens

Dufftown Circular Cycling Route via Glenlivet

Whisky chaser 36 miles

Distilleries galore in postcard scenery

One for your cyclo-cross/mountain bike. Indulge in a coffee at Craigellachie’s hotel overlooking Telford’s historic bridge, before riding 10 miles off-road on grassy rail trail. You’ll pass several distilleries, some of which host tours. Take an afternoon nip at Glenlivet before descending back down the glen. Get the route tinyurl.com/cplus-whisky

Dufftown Circular Cycling Route via Glenfiddich
Nature trail 23 miles

Woods, wildlife, heritage trains

Enjoy a return jaunt to Keith with easy mix-and-match options for any bike or rider. The signed Isla Way goes from the Glenfiddich distillery over a footbridge on forest and lakeside gravel paths and back lanes; the B9014 parallels it, as does the Keith and Dufftown railway, stopping halfway at Drummuir.
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Have breakfastThe Old Firestation Tea Room

In the heart of Tomintoul, sample fresh bread baked on site, scones and cakes.
Where 37 Main Street, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch AB37 9EX

Stop for cakes – Bridge of Brown Tearoom

The welcome Bridge of Brown Tearoom is grandly situated in a valley outside Tomintoul.
Where Tomintoul, Bridge of Brown, Ballindalloch AB37 9HR

Get Spare tubes – Bikes and Bowls

Based just 30 minutes from Keith, you will find a wealth of advice and kit from this family-run shop.
Where 7 High Street, Elgin IV30 1EQ

Fancy a pint? – Craigellachie Hotel

Or a wee dram? The hotel boasts 800 single malts in its Quaich Bar, claiming the world’s biggest choice.
Where Victoria Street, Craigellachie AB38 9SR

The family? – Keith & Dufftown Railway

Enjoy the heritage railway with three daily services running Friday and Saturday through the summer. Bikes go free!
Where Dufftown Station AB55 4BA

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