Glen Almond is an impressive, remote, glaciated valley.
This route starts in the small village of Durisdeer. The route follows the
roman road which passes through the village.
This route is long, wild and remote and more than a bit crazy. Make sure
you are especially well prepared for weather and navigation on this one.
This isn't one for a day with dodgy weather. You will have to carry your
bike over some sections. Including a short but very steep scramble. Don't
attempt this without an OS map and knowing how to use it!
Arrochar, just off the A83 Loch Lomond road and about 30 minutes
drive from Glasgow is a small town at the edge of Loch Long. It's
surrounded by a group of mountains called the Arrochar Alps.
Here's some GPX files and maps of the routes included in my guide book Exposed Routes, mountain biking Scotland.
The book includes maps and further descriptions of the routes as well as things you may see along the way.
Links to routes below:
This is a route for a long summers day. It's fairly hard going too,
encompassing parts of the Innerleithen Red route (tough enough on it's
own) and extending along the Southern Upland way and down to the
Yarrow valley before climbing all the way back up again.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain at 4409 feet or 1344 meters
This is a long, arduous and remote route! It can be done in a day if you are fit,
otherwise, split it into a 2 days. There's a choice to 2 bothies, each a good
distance into the route.