The best for wildlife: The Banffshire Coast
Unspoilt, stunning and abundant with marine wildlife and rugged landscapes, this gorgeous area of Scotland is known as the Dolphin Coast. The sandy beaches, coastal villages and quaint harbours will charm you, and sports and activities are rife here – cycling being no exception. You’ll discover an array of cycling routes on the Banffshire Coast, ranging from 7 to 28 miles in distance.
The best route for exploring Aberdeen: Dyce Village to Hillhead Halls
It has to be said that some of Aberdeen’s charm lies in those glittering granite buildings. Dyce Village to Hillhead Halls is a commuter route that takes you from Cordyce View (near the airport) to some of Aberdeen’s residential and industrial areas. It’s a great journey to make if you’d like an in-depth view of the city.
Bike hire in Aberdeen
Hiring a bike is a great option, whether you’ve planned ahead or have decided to embark on a spontaneous adventure. Head to one of the following for bike hire, tips on local trails and advice on keeping your bike in tiptop condition:
• Cycle Highlands
• Alpine Bikes
You’ll find that most hire deals come complete with the necessary equipment, and test rides are usually available, so you can make sure you’re completely comfortable with your choice.
Don’t forget to look into upcoming events before you arrive in Aberdeen. Ride the North is a 170 mile cycle challenge that takes place over two days every summer and is worth getting involved in (be sure to sign up early).
There’s also the national cycling charity, CTC, who promote all forms of cycling and provide details and updates on events across the UK.