Hike and Cycle List

So many hills can be accessed with the aid of a bike. Doing so really helps and means that the worst part of any hill walk is much simpler. That worst part, for myself is always the hike down and back to my car, particularly the lower sections. You’ve done the best part, reached the summit and now you are only trekking back to your car – what better way to end it than to free wheel for several kilometres!

Long track in

Disclaimer!
I’m not a biker or a keen cyclist. My bike generally only gets used for those handful of days each year where I take it up a hill. This should give an indication of the level of ability required for these cycle/walks!

The List – The ones I’ve done first

I’ve done a few hikes with my bike and as such I’ll list them first and as I create reviews of each one I’ll link them here as well.
The ones that I’ve marked as suitable for a cycle are in the next section. I’ll add to this as I go through the map of hills looking for suitable routes.

Beinn Bhuidhe

Doing this with a bike can make it a very quick munro as well as an extremely enjoyable one. I’d put this very close to my top munro to do with a bike.
Read the review here
Or jump straight to the photos here
Or head to the OS Map here

Route map for Beinn Bhuidhe
Route map for Beinn Bhuidhe

Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and An Socach (wild camp 2, part 1)

Done as my second time wild camping. The bike aids greatly to carry that extra weight over the miles of nearly flat tracks.
Review can be read here.
Check the map on OS
Photos of the walk here.

Wild Camping route
Wild Camping route

Beinn Iutharn Mhor and Carn Bhac (wild camp 2, part 2)

Day 2 of my second time wild camping.
Oh man, was I glad to get on the bike for the last leg. It’s wonderful.
Review can be read here.
Route map on OS
Check out the photos from the day.

Route map for wild camp day 2
Route map for wild camp day 2

Mount Keen

OK, so I’ve not done this with a bike, but walked it instead. But in doing so I see that with a bike it would be brilliant.
Review can be read here.
Route map on OS here
Check out the photos here.

Alternative route I’ve not done via Glen Tanar – OS Map

Route map for Mount Keen
Route map for Mount Keen

Creag Meagaidh circuit + 1 or 2

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS or the photos in the mean time.

Creag Meagaidh circuit
Creag Meagaidh circuit

Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS or the photos in the mean time.

Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch
Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch

Meall Chuaich

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS or the photos in the mean time.

Meall Chuaich
Meall Chuaich

Lurg Mhor and Bidein a’Choire Sheasgaich

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS or the photos in the mean time.

Super long cycle
Super long cycle

Glen Strathfarrar Munros circuit

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS or the photos in the mean time.

Glen Strathfarrar Munros - 4
Glen Strathfarrar Munros – 4

Beinn a’Bhuird, Beinn a’Chaorainn & Beinn Bhreac (Cairngorms)

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS (half route map, only plots to the top – you come back same way so double it) or the photos in the mean time.

Beinn a'Bhuird, Beinn a'Chaorainn & Beinn Bhreac (Cairngorms)
Beinn a’Bhuird, Beinn a’Chaorainn & Beinn Bhreac (Cairngorms)

Beinn Bheoil and Ben Alder (wild camp 1, part 1)

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS or the photos in the mean time.

Beinn Bheoil and Ben Alder route

Càrn Dearg, Geal Charn, Aonach Beag, Beinn Eibhinn (wild camp 1, part 2)

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS or the photos in the mean time.

Càrn Dearg, Geal Charn, Aonach Beag, Beinn Eibhinn route
Càrn Dearg, Geal Charn, Aonach Beag, Beinn Eibhinn

Càrn Dearg, Càrn Sgulain and A’Chailleach

Review coming soon, check out the route map on OS or the photos in the mean time.

Càrn Dearg, Càrn Sgulain and A'Chailleach
Càrn Dearg, Càrn Sgulain and A’Chailleach

The List – The ones I’ve yet to do

  • Càrn A’Chlamain – Map here – Looks like around 9 km of flat to start with.
  • Maoile Lunndaidh, Sgùrr Chòinnich and Sgùrr a’Chaorachain. I’m planning this as a wild cycle and camp. There are quite a few in this area with the same potential flat lead in. Check the OS map out here
  • Slioch – Map here – Looks like a 5 Km start of with minimal elevation.
  • Stob Ghabhar and Stob a’Choire Odhair – OS Map route here.
  • Beinn Mhanach – Map here – Another at roughly 9 Km flattish starter section.
  • South Glen Shiel Ridge 7 – Map here
  • Sgòr na h-Ulaidh – Map here
  • Beinn a’Chlachair, Geal Chàrn and Creag Pitridh – Map here
  • Beinn Na Lap, Càrn Dearg, Sgòr Gaibhre – Two ways in, with the train here or without here
  • Seana Bhràigh – From Strath Oykel Map here
  • Seana Bhràigh – From Inverleal Map here (this looks much less suitable than the previous map for Seana Bhràigh if using a bike).

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