Questions and answers

Can you mountain bike down Ben Nevis?

Can you mountain bike down Ben Nevis?

Wheels at the ready because Ben Nevis is the perfect location to get your mountain bike fix. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or beginner because there are tracks for all abilities for you to explore and discover the wonders of the Scottish Highlands.

Are downhill bikes good for mountain biking?

Downhill mountain biking is a fast-paced segment of mountain biking that takes place on steep courses or off-season ski slopes. Downhill bikes are sturdy and have full suspension with extra travel, making them especially adept at conquering rough terrain at high speeds.

Can you do Ben Nevis in a bike?

Snowdon’s summit is at 1085 metres above sea level, and took us 2.5 hours to climb on mountain bikes, up the Ranger’s path (which starts around 50m above sea level). Ben Nevis is 1344 metres above sea level.

Can you cycle up Nevis Range?

Mountain biking is a hazardous sport. Tracks at Nevis Range with gondola uplift are extremely steep & difficult in places. You can cycle on any of the cross country tracks in the forest. On the mountain you may only cycle on the designated downhill and red track.

Which mountain range is Ben Nevis?

Grampian Mountains
Ben Nevis/Mountain range

The Grampian Mountains occupy nearly half of the land area of Scotland and includes the Cairngorms and the two highest mountains in the United Kingdom; Ben Nevis (1,345m) in Fort William and Ben Macdui (1,309m) here in the Cairngorms National Park.

Is Fort William MTB Open?

Our trails in the lower forest are open all year around.

Do you need a full face for Fort William?

Full face absolutely essential.

How hard is it to pedal a downhill bike?

you won’t have to work a little harder to pedal a DH bike, you will have to work MUCH harder. like, much, much harder. if you go to a bike park, you’ll see guys hiking up the 100ft long, 20ft elevation gain “hills” that lead from the lift to the start of the DH run. that’s how hard it is to pedal on a proper DH bike.

When did I mountain bike up and down Ben Nevis?

On Tuesday 10 May 2011, a bunch of mates and I biked up Ben Nevis, and back down again. We’d been planning it for quite some time, as we’d previously mountain biked Snowdon, and it got us thinking about the next level.

Where to go mountain biking in Nevis Scotland?

Planned as part of our mountain biking Scotland 2011 8-day riding trip, we sandwiched the Nevis ascent between a couple of days biking Glentress and Innerleithen, and the rest of the trip afterwards that included Fort William DH and XC, Laggan, Golspie, and Balblair.

How tall is Ben Nevis Mountain from sea level?

Ben Nevis is 1344 metres above sea level. We stayed at the Ben Nevis bunkhouse, which is conveniently sited right at the start of the trail up the mountain. The night before, we prepared well, by having a big dinner at the Ben Nevis Inn, and sinking quite a few local beers.

Are there any trails in the Nevis Range?

Whether you’re an extreme Downhill mountain biker or a complete beginner, Nevis Range has the trails for you! Our trails in the lower forest are open all year around. Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.