Welcome to Cyclehighlands

The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) has recently awarded Scotland the Worlds’ top mountain bike destination for the second year running.

Ballater, Royal Deeside lives up to this accolade and is an ideal location from which to explore natural trails and various purpose-built centres.

Nestled on the Eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park, Ballater is surrounded by terrain suitable for all abilities. From easy forest trails to single-track descents you can explore for an hour, day or week. The quiet roads give a spectacular window into local nature and history.

Cyclehighlands ltd was formed in 2004 by Richard and Elizabeth Watts.  Richard grew up exploring Royal Deeside by bike and now operates north east Scotland’s most experienced guiding team.  Thanks to many local cyclist and our staffs trail knowledge -  the shop has become the hub for all cycling around Aboyne, Ballater, Balmoral and Braemar.

Cyclehighlands specializes in bike hire, guiding and corporate events for all abilities from what has become Aberdeenshire’s biggest bike shop. The shop is also Scotland’s  leading dealer and test centre for Santa Cruz and Rocky Mountain Bicycles. Other leading brands include Cannondale, GT, Kona and Lapierre.

We have the widest selection of bikes in Aberdeenshire, with free parking and safe test-ride areas at our door- buying a bike couldn’t be easier!

Cyclehighlands awarded Highly Commended in the Visitor Experience Category at the North East Scotland Tourism Awards 2007.











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