Friday, 19 August 2011

Ryvoan Pass Aviemore

During the one break in the endless heavy rain during our holiday, I managed a nice loop from the door of the cottage up to Ryvoan pass, through Glenmore, along the old logging way for a pit stop with the nice folks from Bothy Bikes.

After lunch I headed along some of the lower trails in the Rothiemurchus Estate back to Loch Morlich for a Ride along the highest natural inland beach in the UK (1050Ft). From here It was another climb up the Sluggan Pass to Boat of Garten then finally back to Nethy Bridge along a section of the Speyside way.

In total 35 miles with a loaded fatbike. A great route that confirmed to me that the 9zero7 makes a fantastic XC touring / bivi bike. Now that the Brooks saddle is breaking in nicely, it is my bike of choice for all day riding. Not the lightest ride I have, but it rolls so well & is so comfortable, you can put up with a wee bit of extra weight on the uphill sections. 

I'm looking forward to returning again in the next few weeks to bag a few more of the "classic" routes before winter!

All loaded & ready to roll in the summer sunshine
The trails were pretty boggy due to week long summer rain......

Climbing out of the treeline, looking South towards the Cairngorm Range

Heading down towards the Ryvoan Pass
 Ryvoan Pass & bothy. Camera went a bit wonky here - colours a bit bright!

 Hard to tell if this was a path of river at this section!

 The "Green Loch"

Beach riding at 1050 Feet!

 Lharig Ghru from Rothiemurchus
 I will be back to ride this very soon!!

  Cairngorm club footbridge

 Looking south from the climb up An Sluggan

 Al Sluggan Summit looking towards Boat of Garten

End of the Pass at Kincardine Cottage.....Nice downhill section here!
Nice singletrack on Speyside way just before arriving back home to a well deserved cup of tea!


  1. Never knew you had a blog Motorman!, excellent!, will have a read through back articles, and look forward to future posts!

  2. Thanks Coastkid, Only just starting out with the whole blog thing, but really getting into it!