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Cairngorm Challenge 2012

Hike and Bike Adventure

Sep 08 2012

This is a rare opportunity to test your fitness in one of Scotland's best known areas of natural outstanding beauty, with its majestic mountain, breathtaking landscapes and tough terrain.

Work as a team to motivate, inspire and encourage each other, or take part in a relay, doing a leg each. There are routes for all abilities, from beginnerís Bronze to gruelling Gold. If you are brave enough we also welcome individuals


If this is your first time hiking and biking or trying a duathlon, or whether you are relishing a tougher task, the Cairngorm Challenge has routes for all abilities.



Bronze (20km hike, 30km bike): A testing rise and climb through the Cairngorm ski area, before a gentle climb to the spectacular summit. After your descent, cycle through the lush forestry, taking in the stunning scenery around Loch Morlich.

Silver (20km, 55km bike): Make your way up Cairngorm and around the picturesque Loch. Then go off-road, cycling through the beautiful forests, including the breathtaking Abernethy Nature Reserve.

Gold (25km, 75km bike): The ultimate test for fitter participants. Push yourself physically by cycling around the gruelling Rothiemurchus forestry. There are several breathtaking views to go along with the breath-taking terrain.


Event Type

Active & Health Ė Trekking

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