With 30km of fun-packed singletrack mountain bike routes, there’s something here to feed the monster in everyone!
Whether you’re totally new to off-road mountain biking, or a seriously expert rider looking for big thrills, there’s a trail here that’s just right for you, from an easy green-graded track to severe black-grade trails and orange-graded downhill and Northshore sections.
See the trail grades page for full descriptions of these grades.
The main Moray Monster Trails work as three independent sites, but there is a link between Ordiequishg and Ben Aigan.
Ordiequish by Fochabers
Start at Ordiequish if you’re looking for moderate-graded routes, the skills area and the infamous black-graded Gully Monster. Turn off the A96 by the chip shop in the middle of Fochabers, stay on this road for approx 1km to find the car park.
Whiteash (winding walks)
Red- and orange-graded routes, including the Fochabers Freeride. To get to the Winding Walks car park, follow the A98 (towards Buckie) for 1km out of Fochabers.
Sustained red and black grade routes with a big hill feel, as well as The Bunny. Access the car park off the A95 near Mulben.
- See how to get the the Moray Monster trails for full details of access by car or public transport.
What you need
To get started we recommend a basic mountain bike with suspension forks – nothing too fancy. Bike hire is available in the area (see facilities, below). Please wear a helmet. The your safety page has more details.
If you want to hire a bike, contact Outfit Moray. They are based in Lossiemouth and have mountain bikes available in various different sizes. Their contact number is 01343 549571.
You can park at each of the three main start points. The car parks are permanently open. See how to get the the Moray Monster trails for more details of access by car.
Public toilets are available in Fochabers.
Cafes / food & drink
There are local cafes and shops in Fochabers, Elgin and Craigellachie.
Bike hire is available from:
- Aberlour - Speyside bike. Tel: 01340 871270
- Nairn area - Bike and Buggy. Tel: 01667 455416
- Whiteash - Outfit Moray. Tel: 01343 549571
Alternatively, contact one of VisitScotland's Tourist Information Centres in the area for further details.
There is a camping and caravan site available in Fochabers.
For any Monster Trail queries please contact Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District:
Telephone: 01466 794161
Moray and Aberdeenshire District
Aberdeenshire AB54 4SJ.
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