Road Cycling Routes in Aberdeenshire and Moray

BennachieGrampian is ideal for road biking. Well maintained roads, relatively traffic free and beautiful countryside. The problem you have is deciding where do you start. Hopefully the list below will give you some ideas, whether it be for a few miles close to where you live, or for an all day tour.

As a start, we have listed a series of rides, leaving from rail stations along the two lines serving Aberdeen. These allows easy access to some of the best countryside on offer. Taking your bike on the train is relatively straightforward - see our page on bikes on trains if you have any doubts about how to do it.
 

We are always interested in new routes, so if you have a favourite cycle route in Aberdeenshire or Moray not covered below then let us know. Contact details are on the link at the bottom of the page.

Along the Aberdeen to Inverness Rail Line

Trains run from Aberdeen to Inverurie a couple of times an hour, with trains to Insch and beyond being less frequent with one every couple of hours.

The Hatton Hoop
This relatively demanding 20 mile route starts and finishes at Dyce railway station. There is an option to cut the route short if need be.
Full route details.

The Garioch Loop
The 35 mile Garioch Loop leaves from Inverurie station and circumnavigates the areas most famous landmark - Bennachie.
Full route details.

Insch Leasure Loops
A series of three routes, all less than 10 miles, from Insch that can be tackled individually, or combined to form a more challenging route.
Full route details.

 

Along the Aberdeen to Dundee Rail Line

Trains run from Aberdeen to Stonehaven a couple of times an hour.

The Slug Road Circuit

Departing the coastal town of Stonehaven this 29 mile circular route travels inland on National cycle Route no.1 to meet the River Dee.
Full rote details.