Glen Tilt For Mountain Biking

The 19th most popular mountain bike trail in UK.

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North of Perth near Blair Atholl, the 33 mile Glen Tilt loop is an epic mountain bike ride combining singletrack and rough fire road through rolling, barren hills.

The trailhead is north of Glasgow and northwest of Pitlochry.To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Perth, head north on A9 for 34 miles. Turn onto B8079 for 1 mile into Blair Atholl. Use the car park behind Atholl Arms Hotel.

From the car park, head north on B8079 for about 0.5 miles Follow sign towards Old Tilt. After another 0.5 miles, the Glen Tilt trail is on the right. Follow double-track Glen Tilt northeast for 10 miles. Watch for a trail veering to the right and follow it 3 miles to Fealar Lodge. Head south from Fealar on fire road to Daldhu Cottage. Proceed northwest looping around Ben Vuirich and continue southwest towards Blair Atholl.

Overall, Glen Tilt is the 19th most popular mountain bike trail of all 93 mountain biking rides in UK.


Local Contact(s):  TIC 01796-472215; Escape Route Bike Shop, Pitlochry 01796-473859; British Tourism (800) 462-2748.

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Blair Castle Caravan Park 01796-481269

Luxury Loding:  Atholl Arms Hotel 01796-481205

Breakfast Restaurant:  Old Mill

GPS:  56.7683, -3.8433

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  8/18/2016

ID:  11646


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