Cycling in Elgin

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Elgin has an ingenious new initiative named the ‘Elgin Sustainable Travel Network’ – developed for those who wish to travel the area by either walking or cycling. This has enabled a number of new routes to spring up, taking you through and around the town and local area. Avid cyclists will enjoy the many miles of peaceful county roads, off road tracks and hidden pathways that allow cyclists to meander through the stunning scenery. Mountain bikers will also to be happy to know that the area is rife with exciting downhill challenges.


Moray Coast Ride, Portgordon

Distance: 14 miles
Experience the dramatic seascapes along this winding, 14 mile cycle taking you along a part of National Route 1 between Cullen and Garmouth. Cyclists will enjoy the mostly traffic free route, which follows the old coastal railway track, along a few small roads and finally with a crossing over the River Spey and on towards the awe-inspiring Speyside Viaduct.

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Coastal Cycle Route, Burghead to Cullen

Distance: 29 miles
This picturesque trip takes cyclists between two largest coastal communities, on a journey through dramatic cliffs, sweeping shores and dramatic landscapes. The wide-open views over the Moray Firth are one of the highlights and lucky travellers may be able to spot dolphin swimming, as well as an abundance of seabirds. The route is full sign posted, and comprises gravel tracks, tarmac paths and public roads.

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Forestry Commission Monster Bike Trails

Multiple Distances
Mountain biking is an exhilarating and highly enjoyable pastime, best experienced in a picturesque, countryside location. Morayshire therefore is the perfect scene for either beginners wanting to pick up a new hobby, or experts who are seeking big thrills. Choose from a number of routes, ranging in difficulty and flagged from ‘blue’ to ‘black’. ‘Ordiequish’ is a great route for rookies looking to test their wheels, an exciting ride with rumours of a ‘Gully Monster’ roaming the area. Red flagged ‘Winding Walks’ offers up a more extreme freeriding experience, great for those with a bit of experience.

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Eat & Drink

Join us before or after your excursions at the Darroch restaurant where our enthusiastic head chef and his kitchen brigade will treat you to a seasonally inspired, locally sourced meal within a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. Serving up traditional Scottish dishes with a contemporary twist at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Combine your trip with a stay with us at Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club, the ideal choice for a base to explore the historical attractions near Elgin, with 52 spacious en-suite rooms, a large health club with a swimming pool, gym and relaxing spa as well as many other amenities. View our latest offers & breaks.

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