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    Scotland

    Instead of trying to persuade folks to come to Scotland by posting I thought I'd create a thread for anyone visiting Europe to get a feel of this great MTBing country, with free access and wild camping and great long, short, trail or mountian wilderness trails.

    Skye and Torridon from H&I Adventures on Vimeo.



    Mountain biking in Scotland on TV: Part 1 from H&I Adventures on Vimeo.



    Mountain biking in Scotland on TV: Part 2 from H&I Adventures on Vimeo.



    Cairngorms trail teaser from H&I Adventures on Vimeo.



    Coast to Coast mtb trip, Scotland from H&I Adventures on Vimeo.



    http://vimeo.com/search/videos/searc...20mtb/ac64e89b

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    Nice vids, here's another I saw recently

    Alpine Bikes in the Tweed Valley on Vimeo

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    Nice

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    I scurry away with my hardtail between my legs

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    This brings me back memories. I spent two weeks touring Scotland in autumn 2007.
    That trip marked me, I felt at home there and now Scotland is a land that i love.
    I would like to return to Scotland but this time with my bike.

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    Many good trails here, hope everybody who comes to Scotland tries some of them and goes back with nothing but good memories.
    The path of least resistance.... is easier to follow

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    I dont have too far to travel coming from Ireland. We do day trips to the southern 7 Stanes and in the summer done a road trip to Glentress, Innerleithen, Fortwilliam and Wolftrax. You do have a great MTB set up. Avon Skin so soft is a must tho ;-) In a total manly way

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    Here is a couple of my vids from the trips.

    AE Last Saturday
    AE Line Mountain Bike Trail on Vimeo


    The road trip in July.
    Scotland MTB road trip on Vimeo
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    Quote Originally Posted by MREGAN View Post
    Avon Skin so soft is a must tho ;-) In a total manly way
    Try to change a tube when the little pesky things are after a feed of you, but only on still summer/autmn days.
    The path of least resistance.... is easier to follow

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    Nice videos, lots of places I am familliar with there, here is where I keep some of mine, you will have to forgive the quality of the older ones but that was before I got a decent camera.

    Ah my link won't work untill 10 posts, see below then.....
    The path of least resistance.... is easier to follow

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    This Link:-

    MTBLeague's Channel - YouTube

    Now how do I post Videos directly...

    Carron Valley Runway - YouTube

    That did not work as I expected it..
    Last edited by MTBLeague; 11-18-2011 at 01:28 AM. Reason: New to this forum....
    The path of least resistance.... is easier to follow

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    Copy your embed code and and paste directly into this. Will get a look at your vids shortly.

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    Where abouts is carron valley. Looks like a fun trail.

    I can't view spooky wood vid on the mobile will watch it later. We done it in July and I have never ridden in rain like it hammering it down. Still didn't stop the fun and everyone had a smile on there face at the bottom. Great tril.

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    Found the Embedded code, recognised a lot of trails on your July road trip.
    The path of least resistance.... is easier to follow

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    another tiny scottish highlight from me.

    sorry no videos (or photo) but the descent down from harbour hill (known locally a scaletrix) with all the edinburgh landmarks coming into view is amazing. a 'visit scotland' advert written all over it. gets me every time.

    i admit the pentlands are small hills (well under 2000ft) but to have that 'mountain' feeling so close to my home city is a treasure. 40mins pedal from my front door. heather, rocks, lichen, muck and titanium - yum!

    with everything else the country has to offer two wheels - its a stunning wee country. i'm totally biased but its true.

    the weather can be tricky but if your warm and waterproof then you'll have fun.

    and remember your favourite mud tyres...

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    a 'visit scotland' advert written all over it. gets me every time.
    Get a gopro next time your up that way. I heard that is a good place to ride. A friend lived there when he was at uni rode it.

    We have a similar trail in Belfast. Not a mountain more a hill but with the city as a back drop it is a special trail.

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    Scotland in late March? Good idea or bad? Just looking for a spring break mtb trip that's a little different. I usually do Moab, Fruita, Sedona, Hurricane, etc... Thinking of something totally different. Just worried about rain (or snow??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn View Post
    Scotland in late March? Good idea or bad? Just looking for a spring break mtb trip that's a little different. I usually do Moab, Fruita, Sedona, Hurricane, etc... Thinking of something totally different. Just worried about rain (or snow??)
    It can rain all year round in Scotland. Don't let that put you off tho. Great place to ride.

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    It's even fun in the Snow, though you will be unlikley to see that in March.

    The path of least resistance.... is easier to follow

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    Class to see Glentress in the snow. Brilliant!

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    Bennachie, yesterday



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    need help on where to ride near glasgow

    hi,

    I am going to glasgow, scotland next week for work. Have a full sat, sun morning and weekday evenings to ride.

    Anyone has any recommendations on good trails or AM type trails to ride given the time i have?

    Thanks!

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    If you have a car drive to Glentress/innerleithen. If someone else comes on they might be able to tell you somewhere closer to glasgow but Innerleithen and glentress are awesome areas. Worth the drive.

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    Yes, I do have a car.
    how far is the drive and would you happen to have exact address so I can GPS there.

    Can I rent bike there?

    Thanks!

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    Glentress (Bike Hire available) • Shop Locator • Alpine Bikes

    This is the hire shop a full range of hire bikes available. Innerleithen is just down the road. Set the gps for Peebles it's the town beside the forest the map should be on that site.

    It's an 1 hour 15 drive from Glasgow

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