These routes are not technical, and suitable for the entire family. Fitness may become more of an issue as the routes get longer, but that's what e bikes are for!! They are all rideable from the shop, unless stated in the title. Click the link and check them out...
The Tay River Paths:
'To the bridge and back' - upstream then downstream passing the Dunkeld House Hotel. Wide and tarmac for the most part.
'Fiddlers Path' - Including the above but crossing over using the A9 footpath and following a singletrack return. Not suitable for wide trailers and contains one short but very steep hill.
'The Birnam Oak' - Either as a stand alone ride or as part of the Fiddlers Path loop
'The Full Tay River Loop' - Taking in all of the above, and returning through Birnam
Loch Ordie direction
Mill Dam and The Deer Park
Loch Ordie via Butterstone and Loch of the Lowes
Loch Oisseanneach Loop
Dunkeld and the surrounding areas are full of tracks and trails. From easy cycles by the river, to new trails worthy of hosting the annual Enduro, Dunkeld has it all. We are based in St Ninians Gardens, just off the high street, with parking at either end of town. Access to the hills can be made right from our door.
– Riverside path, upstream past the Hilton. Return same way. [1.5 miles in each direction)
– Riverside path, upstream past the Hilton, across Jubilee Bridge, back other side. Downstream side has one short but very steep hill. Also known as the Fiddlers Path [1.5 miles either side]
– Hermitage riverside trails. Ride from Dunkeld or park at Hermitage Car Park. Access to longer routes, DH track, Birnam Hill and Craigvinean Forest. [4 -6 miles from Dunkeld, 2-4 miles from Hermitage Car Park]
– Loch Ordie, from Dunkeld or Cally Car Park (to avoid road). Options to extend to Loch Oissinneach and from there, Ballinluig, Pitlochry or Kirkmichael. ‘Upper Path’ makes for a more interesting descent. Shorter loop to Mill Dam [6-15 miles]
– Inchewan Burn / Hermitage. Loop past Ballhomish Farm and Hermitage. Can be ridden in either direction from Hermitage or Birnam Hotel. Hermitage Path a great climb and descent when free from walkers. [up to 8 miles]
– Golf Course Loop. Start/Finish in Dunkeld, not technical but a few hills. [3 miles
– Phoenix Trail, Craigvinean. Following fireroad up into the woods, bearing left at the fork after 2 miles, after the DH half way point. Look for singletrack through the grass which then crosses the fireroad for another descent. Take right at fireroad and follow a nice traverse to Pine Cone Point. Caution steep drop on left in places. [6 miles]
– Birnam Hill Summit. Take the walkers path from Birnam Quarry or approach from Balhomish Farm. Technical descent off the top from the Cairn looking down to Dunkeld. [6 miles]
– Birnam Hill / Enduro Stage 1 ‘Rake and Ruin’. Cycle either up the walkers path from Birnam Quarry or approach from Balhomish Farm. If taking the walkers path, before reaching the base of the steps look for the trail crossing the track. Push up top section to ride the whole stage. [4-5 miles]
– Craig vinean Summit / Enduro Stage ‘Cairn to Cottage’. Take fire road up, and take every left. Pass the start of the DH top section and continue to cairn. [5 miles]
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
– Craigvinean DH track – Push up from the bottom, jump on an uplift or cycle up the fire road. [3 miles]
– Newtyle Hill ‘The Rudder’ – From Dunkeld cycle up Brae Street or follow the ‘golf course loop’. After passing through two deer fences, take the left at cross roads to summit. The Mast begins at the hut. Road return. [4 miles]
– Newtyle Hill / Enduro Stage 6 ‘The Mast’ – From Dunkeld cycle up Brae Street or follow the ‘golf course loop’. After passing through two deer fences, take the left at cross roads to summit. The Rudder begins just beyond hut on the right. Road return. [4 miles]