Strathpeffer MTB

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Square Wheels, The Square, Strathpeffer, IV14 9DW
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The Strathpeffer mountain bike trail is in Torachilty Forest in the Highlands just 1 mile from Contin and 30 mins north of Inverness.

Although waymarked it is recommended to use a trail map especially to help you find the start of the trail. You can get this from the nearest bike shop called Square Wheels.

The trail is most famous for holding the annual mid-winter Strathpuffer 24-hour race. Probably the coldest and harshest MTB race that exists.

Strathpeffer Trail (Red)

  • The Strathpeffer trail is a 16 km Red graded trail with roots, rock slabs, singletrack and steep climbs and descents.
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  • Strathpuffer 24-hour race
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  • Square Wheels (they also run and manage the Strathpuffer event).
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    3 reviews

    Overall rating 
     
    4.1
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    4.5  (3)
    Trail Variety 
     
    3.7  (3)
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    3.5  (3)
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    4.0  (1)
    Great fun especially in Jan in the dark !!
    Overall rating 
     
    4.2
    Grin Factor 
     
    4.0
    Trail Variety 
     
    4.0
    Skills Development 
     
    4.0
    Trail Quality  
     
    5.0
    Facilities 
     
    4.0

    Enter one of the hardest MTB races in the world and enjoy.

    User Review

    Good Points
    Love this place just for the fact of the Strathpuffer. Yes there are more technical and exciting tracks but this place has a special something about it. We did a recce a month ago when the place was dead quiet and you still feel the race is there.
    Bad Points
    Can be repetitive if you have done the Puffer a few times.
    Would you recommend?
    Yes
    NP
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    Another 2am in January Review
    Overall rating 
     
    3.9
    Grin Factor 
     
    4.5
    Trail Variety 
     
    3.5
    Skills Development 
     
    3.5
    Trail Quality  
     
    4.0

    No idea what it's like in decent weather/daylight.

    User Review

    Good Points
    Epic race venue, with superb atmosphere.
    Bit of everything on the trail, rocks, roots, bridges, mud... folk handing out chocolate...
    Bad Points
    The fire road climb, just when you think it's over there's more. :)
    Would you recommend?
    Yes
    J
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    Overall rating 
     
    4.1
    Grin Factor 
     
    5.0
    Trail Variety 
     
    3.5
    Skills Development 
     
    3.0
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    5.0

    User Review

    Good Points
    Legendary race venue
    cracking final descent
    Bad Points
    It's icy
    It's cold
    It's probably wet and windy too
    And it's 2 am.

    Er, that's about it for bad points and only apply at 2am in January, when there's another 300 Nutters camped around the trail
    Would you recommend?
    Yes
    N
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