MTB Cycling Routes in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray

Aberdeenshire and Moray have so many great spots for mountain biking that there is a problem of knowing where to start. Hopefully the list of mountain bike routes, fun parks and pump tracks below will give you some ideas.

If you have a favourite trail you would like included, then let us know. Contact details are on the link at the bottom of the page.

Kirkhill Forest

Kirkhill Forest mountain bike fun park and cycle trails, are just a couple of miles out of Aberdeen. Kirkhill offers a good variety of tracks to suit riders of all abilities and degrees of fitness.
See our Kirkhill MTB Cycling Routes page more details.

Durris Wood

Durris Wood currently offers a couple of marked trails and a complex network of unmarked trails that suits all abilities. There are plans to create a chairlift-serviced mountain bike park, snow sports centre and multi-activity adventure experience at the woods.
See our Durris Wood page for more details.

Drumtochty Forest

Drumtochty and its neighbour Fetteresso are the biggest forests in the area and are suitable for short cycles or for a whole day. The multi-user route at Drumtochty is way marked white and offers two choices - a loop around Glen Bervie or a straight route through to join the other trails at Fetteresso.
See our Drumtochty Mountain Bike Trails page for more info.

The Lecht Ski Centre

During the summer the Lecht offers two mountain bike tracks; a difficult red trail and a moderate blue. And, there is no need to cycle to the top of each trail, simply hook your bike onto the chairlift and enjoy the ride.
See our The Lecht Mountain Bike Trails page for more info.


Pitfichie's trails lead through varied forest and across open hill tops and provide exciting rides through real countryside. Challenging granite slabs and a downhill specific trail help make this one of the most popular trails in Aberdeenshire.
See our Pitfichie Mountain bike Trails for a great selection of routes and ideas for days out.

Bennachie Turnpike Trail

The Bennachie Turnpike Trail is a tough, circular mountain bike route, using for its first few miles part of the old Aberdeen to Inverness turnpike road. This is definitely one for the more experienced mountain biker.
See our Bennachie Turnpike Trail page for more details.

Scolty Hill and Shooting Greens

Scolty Hill is on the outskirts of Banchory, just over the River Dee from the town centre, and forms the eastern end of the Forest of Blackhall. It provides great mountain biking, but is very popular with walkers so be prepared for lots of interruptions especially at weekends.
See our Scolty Mountain Bike Trails page for more details.