Glencoe Mountain Resort
Ski centres across Scotland and abroad have been slowly re-inventing themselves to extend their trading into the summer season to satisfy the growing demand for centre based mountain biking. Glencoe Mountain Resort is no exception.
Downhill mountain bikers have been riding the black downhill track at Glencoe for a number of years. Steep and technical, it has gained a fairly fearsome reputation.
In 2019 they have completely redeveloped their red downhill track which is not as daunting as the black. Expect back to back berms, bumps, jumps and a little tech to keep you on your toes. It consists of 4 sections which cross over the hill access road. All features are rollable or have ride-arounds.
The infamous Glencoe Downhill track is technical and steep and only for those who have skill and experience on DH tracks, it is very rocky with hairpins, berms and drops.
With chairlift access and the spectacular setting high above Rannoch Moor, you can now bring your trail bike along and try out their new trails up on the plateau. There is something for everyone with blue, red and black XC trails on the plateau which offer great cross country/enduro riding and amazing views from above the valley. The trails are a mix of Land Rover track climbs and natural mountain biking on marked trails. Some mountain bike experience is required.
A new sponsorship deal with Commencal Bikes means you can now hire Commencal trail bikes at Glencoe Mountain.
Other biking possibilities at Glencoe Mountain include exploring the West Highland Way and the other rough tracks beyond Kingshouse onto the great expanse of Rannoch Moor. Alternatively, you could choose to use the centre as a base for exploring the quiet road down Glen Etive.
For more information see the Glencoe Mountain web site.
Glencoe Mountain Photo Gallery
Glencoe Mountain Resort has already got a reputation for mountain biking with a black downhill track already established. But there are plans to develop the biking further, and in particular, the weasel track. These photos were taken on an exploratory trip in June 2010.
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