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Aberdeen to Kyle Of Localsh Coast-to-coast Cycle Route

Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Nigg Bay Golf Club, Balnagask, Aberdeen
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameAberdeen to Kyle Of Localsh Coast-to-coast
Distance : miles (km)194.24  (312.60)
Posted ByMarigold
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Cycle Route Location
Town/CityNigg Bay Golf Club, Balnagask, Aberdeen
Start LocationNigg Bay Golf Club, Balnagask, Aberdeen
End LocationKyle of Localsh, A87 road just before the Sky bridge.
Cycle Steps
The Total distance is 194miles (313km). The route consists of some very challenging hills which really begin in the Cairngorms on the Lecht & Old Military Road (A939) up to Tomintoul.
Leaving Aberdeen take the Queen's Rd route out of the city and at the interchange between the A944 Lang Stracht cross over onto the right-hand side of the road and onto the cycle path which follows the A944 to Westhill.
After Westhill continue to Dunecht and follow the signs for Alford. Optional break at this point.

Leaving Alford T/R & join the Old Military Rd & cross the river to the Bdge of Alford. T/L & stay on A944 until at Mossat Burn T/L for A97 and ride past Kildrummy, Bdge of Buchat and after crossing bridge re-join the A944(keep right)until just past the Colnabaichan Toll jctn.
At this Jctn keep right and head onto A939 (Lecht Road)UP to Tomintoul.
Out of Tomintoul rejoin the A939 to Grantown on Spey until it meets the Jctn of the A95 just outside Grantown. If not going into Grantown T/L (A95)and at Ballintomb Wood keep right for the A938 to Carrbridge & beyond.
After Carrbridge, at the Jctn join the A9 to Inverness. The old A9 is recommended for cycling and lies on the left hand side of the main A9.
At Scatraig (well before Inverness-if you decide you're not staying in Inverness overnight)T/L onto B851.
Join the B862 at the fork & continue to Fort Augustus(Optional overnight stop -see Warmshowers.org).
T/L (A82)Invergarry and once there keep right joining the A87 to Dornie then Kyle of Localsh where the route ends.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Recommended rest stop at Tomintoul....if not go to Grantown on Spey. Fort Augustus (see Warmshowers.org)

Near By Cycle Shops
Aberdeen Halfords
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