Bike Revolution: Longer Distance Routes

This is a resource of local cycle routes around Moray, ordered from shorter routes, to something that will take more than a day to complete. We aim to keep it as updated as often possible, so if we’ve missed any, let us know.

Don’t forget, if you want to get out and hit some of the amazing tracks locally, but don’t have a suitable bike; you can always hire one from us.  The bonus of that is that you won’t have to clean off all the mud from it afterwards!

Longer Distance Routes for outdoor learning and adventure
Longer distance routes

The Dava Way is a 24 mile (38km) trail linking the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. The entire route almost follows the old Highland Railway line; it is off road, safe from traffic and a cracking ride if you get the weather.

Along this route you pass through farmland, woodland and moorland as you climb from the Spey Valley to cross Dava Moor before descending to the Moray Firth.

Longer distance routes

The Moray Coastal Cycle Route is a 34 mile (55km) signed cycle route from Burghead to Cullen, linking the coastal communities. Explore the dramatic landscapes from rugged cliffs to sweeping shores, sheltered coves to fisher town harbours.

It is suitable for all kinds of bicycles and is pretty level throughout, featuring good surfacing and some on-road sections.

Longer distance routes

The Speyside Way is a 66 mile (106km) route and is one of the four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland. It stretches from Buckie on the Moray Firth Coast to Aviemore in the heart of Cairngorm National Park, with a 16 mile (25km) spur to Tomintoul.

The majority of the Speyside Way is suitable for cycling, with the Boat of Garten to Aviemore section being shared with a section of the SUSTRANS millennium cycle way. The off road sections between Ballindalloch and Tomintoul, and between Ballindalloch and Cromdale cannot sustain cycle traffic, and the Moray Council, Highland Council and Cairngorm National Park authority ask that you avoid them.

Longer distance routes

The Moray way is a 95 mile (153km) route, combining the Dava Way, the Moray Coastal Trail and the Speyside Way, and linking the towns of Lossiemouth, Fochabers, Forres, Aberlour and Grantown-on-Spey.

The routes are designed to be easy paced, level cycling, meandering through the peaceful Moray countryside and along quiet roads around the main towns. A great route to complete over 2 days.

Cycle Friendly Scotland

Outfit Moray are one of nine Cycle Friendly Employers across Scotland who are fully accredited by Cycling Scotland to provide local support and delivery of the Cycle Friendly Employer Award. Please email stewart.evans@outfitmoray.com if you would like to find out more.