Grampian Cycle Partnership has been asked by the http://www.northeast250.com/ team to suggest a circular cycling route (or routes) that best epitomises the natural beauty of the landscape that can be visited in NE Scotland and provide a challenge to cycle tourists.
The GCP team has developed a 250-mile perimeter road cycle route than can be tackled in two to three days (or however long you fancy!) giving both coastal and mountain aspects passing through the majestic countryside of Grampian/NE Scotland.
Using the safest and quietest roads the route takes in beaches, historic castles, lovely fishing villages, even a famous phonebox, spectacular views, some challenging climbs and offers fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities.
We have tried, where possible, to keep away from main car routes.
GCP are now publicly sharing our vision of a tourism-inspired cycle route (both for locals looking to experience different challenges close to home and for those from further afield) to bring cyclists from all over the world to our natural wonderland, with routes that can be enjoyed by riders of all abilities. This route is a physical challenge which will give cyclists of all abilities a tremendous sense of accomplishment when they complete it.
With North East 250 we aim to promote this route as the first of many tourist routes for our area. Other options will concentrate on shorter cycle rides around the countryside taking in towns, villages and tourist attractions within the 250-perimeter route.
The route can be viewed on these two links and downloaded to your favourite navigation device.
NE250 Route Coastal Section
NE250 Route Mountain Section
We will post routes on Strava in due course (remember to join our Strava club if you haven’t already done so!).
Please note that we are also developing an off-road, gravel route.
NE250 Gravel / Off-Road
*We have already shared these routes with our partners and members but would appreciate and welcome views from the wider cycling community on all the routes included in this message*
Further routes within the perimeter are in development by the GCP tourism project team. If you are interested in helping out with our tourism projects, or any of the others, please get in touch.
Comments, favourable or otherwise, and suggestions along with offers of help in creating the ‘best in class’ route options should be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.