Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail Centre

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Grin Factor
Level of fun had, or to be had
Trail Variety
Variety of specific trail or overall trail centre. Mix of obstacles, berms, jumps, drops, shore etc.
Skills Development
Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
Trail Quality
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Fantastic
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
A beautiful place to ride bikes. Great facilities. Superb place for less experienced riders as it's not too technical. Maybe not the place for really competent riders but excellent for kids etc.

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Good Points
Fantastic blue run - my son had an amazing time - so much so we went round 3 times. Huge grins on faces. Fabulous cakes afterwards and great service. I broke my QR collar on the 1st lap and the bike hire guy loaned me one until we were done.
Bad Points
None
Would you recommend?
Yes
S
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Okay, lots of potential though
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
I can understand a lot of effort has went into all the trails on the Estate but there is so much potential here especially with the gradient. The decents arn't the fastest except the first one down from the top of red as they are built on a diagonal course rather than straight down which would be good for downhill features. Have a look at Bike Park Wales for an example plus they pull in a lot of money and are always very busy, you have all the right ingredients to be even better than them and could be the best in the U.K.

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Good Points
Good Cafe, Parking
Bad Points
Poor use of gradient, too much hard pack, no natural hand cut trails
Would you recommend?
No
JB
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Great day out
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
Good for a day trip

User Review

Good Points
Start and finish the red route on nice flowing quick down hill. The trails are well maintained and the 'coffee still' café at the car park has very helpful and friendly staff.
Bad Points
If you're looking for jumps and air time then this isn't the place at the mo. I think some of the trails could be enhanced with some 'north shore' platforms
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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Great for a social ride
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
A great place to visit and suitable for all. The trails are fast and there aren't any nasty surprises. Technically, I would say it is easy but the climbing and distance make it a good trail to visit.

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Good Points
Well built trails
Mostly sheltered if the weather isn't great
Lots of down for your up
Decent length
Well marked
Great cafe
Bad Points
Not technical
Tends to get icy in winter
Would you recommend?
Yes
GH
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A bit isolated but worth the trip
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Unthinkable the blue family trail might be a little too tough for the kids so more return to base shortcuts would be good

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Good Points
Plenty to entertain
Good flow and black sections can be demanding if you want them.
Bad Points
Signage posts around red could do with increasing frequency with a numbering system to pinpoint you if broken down or injury

A couple of black sections might catch you out on your first time
Would you recommend?
Yes
R
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First timers view
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Rode this for the first time in August. Loved it, still grinning thinking about it. Blue run is so fast and flowing while the red run tests the stamina on the climb but it's worth it when you reach the top. Can't wait to go back again!!

User Review

Good Points
Friendly staff, excellent food and coffee, awesome trails and good general facilities.
Bad Points
Some trail damage but how do you get the Scottish weather to play ball!!
Would you recommend?
Yes
O
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A superb day out.
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Staying on site would be a bonus. A camping area would be good even if it was within a few miles of the centre.

User Review

Good Points
The trail centre has plenty of parking on site and the staff are always welcoming.
The trails themselves have enough features to keep riders of all skills happy and the pump track is a great way to get warmed up before you start.
I had a need for some technical help with my bike on the last visit and the staff were more than happy to help.
The cafe menu is varied and well priced with a good slab of cake available too.
Bad Points
None really, it's a pity the trails are an hour and a half from home but that's the price you pay for living in Aberdeen.
Would you recommend?
Yes
SD
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The Glenlivet, well worth a visit.
(Updated: August 24, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Well worth a visit !!!

User Review

Good Points
Trails quality is amazing and the design works well. Lots of thought gone into the design and the hub facilities.A lot of care has gone into the build and the team who are behind it have done lots of good stuff around Scotland.
Bad Points
Not for the hard corse guys, but a great family set up
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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Glenlivet- Fantastic!
(Updated: August 24, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Great place to spend the day on your mountain bike, love the fast trails on the red route and the odd jump and obstacle thrown in, brilliant! Nice little flowing section at the start to get you going. Good food at the cafe afterwards too. I've been to many trail centres and this is definitely my favourite! All the Methlick Cycle Challenge guys love it.

User Review

Good Points
Nice long downhill runs
Plenty to keep you occupied all day
Great views from the top
Great cafe
Bad Points
None
Would you recommend?
Yes
KH
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Nice climb and excellent flowing Red down
(Updated: August 24, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
5.0
Apart from Glentress and Les Arcs in France this is one of the best I've visited... Good climb up to the top of the Red route and its flows lovely all the way down to the Cafe... Some good humps n jumps stuck in for good measure too...  Cafe is excellent with superb food....

Would be even better if there were camping facilities near by...

User Review

Good Points
Nice challenging red route climb
Super flowing downhill with a few jumps stuck in for some fun
Excellent Shop with cracking food
Bad Points
Not any
Would you recommend?
Yes
AB
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