This is a big one! At just under 70km and with over 2000m of climbing it is sure to keep even the most robust of gravel bikers happy. We could call this route the quintessence of gravel biking as the majority of the ride is on well laid forest roads and gravel tracks but whatever your opinion we think you’ll love it! This circular tour promises spectacular views from high up above the Tweed Valley floor.
We like… A challenging ride (2031m of climbing!!) but with lots of escape options and although remote in places you are never TOO far from civilization if the weather changes. Breathtaking views and panoramas. Worthy of being called an EPIC!
Watch out for… This is a challenging ride – allow at least 5 hours for experienced, fit cyclists. Be appropriately equipped for all weather conditions. Check your brakes for those long descents!
Note: The forest road via Caberston Forest is currently open weekends only from Sept 2023 for 6 months approx. due to tree felling. New cabins being built at Glentress , so we suggest starting the route at Glentress Trail centre and use the blue mtb climb to the site compound and then follow the black diversion route until you join the gpx track turning right up hill heding towards the mast.
- Distance: 68km
- Elevation gain: 2031m
- Fitness rating: 5/5
- Technical rating: Red
- Terrain: 54km forest roads, approx. 14km tarmac. Expect rough sections of forest road in places and the odd muddy section.