As we ride into Autumn and the weather gets slightly cooler it’s always nice to ride to a Cafe to fuel up and heat up!
Keep reading to find out about our favourite easy cafe rides from Aviemore which don’t require loading the bike into a car to start your cycle, the cycles below are suitable for most folk who own a bike!
Aviemore to Kincraig Post Office Cafe
Enjoy a ride along the Speyside Way from Aviemore to Kincraig on a relatively new gravel track – around 11 Kilometers. The Speyside Way to Kincraig is suitable for Mountain, Gravel and Electric Bikes however we would recommend that you are a fairly confident bike rider before tackling this path. We would be lying if we didn’t say it had some steep up and downhills and a few slippy gravel sections.
The path starts at the south end of Aviemore and is very well signposted the whole way with green coloured signs, the path finishes about 100 meters away from the Post Office Cafe where you will be greeted with a smiley welcome and great food. The Cafe is currently offering a takeaway street food service with some great options!
Aviemore to the Pine Marten Bar
The Pine Marten Bar is located about 8 miles from Aviemore and can be accessed from the Old Logging Way Cycle Track. The Old Logging way is a 2 bike width gravel cycle path that climbs up through the Rothiemurchus and Glenmore Forest Parks finishing directly opposite the Pine Marten Bar. It will take anything from 40 minutes – 1 hour to cycle up there off road. Or if you fancy an alternative longer route then follow the tracks and trails through Rothiemurchus, over the Cairngorm Club Footbridge and on to Loch Morlich to reach the bar. This way takes nearer to 1 hr 15 – 1 hr 30 minutes for most people.
The Pine Marten Bar offers bar meals and a selection of bar snacks and you can check out all the crazy things they get up to by clicking here > PineMartenFacebook.
Aviemore to the Alvie Forest Food
This is one of our favourite ‘dinner bike rides’, located at the Dalraddy Holiday Park the Alvie Forest Food van is a short 3/4 mile cycle from Aviemore. Upon arrival you will be able to grab a locally sourced take away meal, they also have some great Vegan and Gluten Free options so no one will be disappointed.
Our favourite way to ride to the Food Trailer is via the gentle path that winds through Kinrara Estate. A great old tarmac road for hybrids, road and mountain bikes alike. There are some cracking views on route including the a view of the Duke of Gordon Monument.
Aviemore to Rothiemurchus
If you have just arrived into town and want to get your bearings why not take a spin out to Rothiemurchus. It’s only a 10 or 15 minute cycle along Cycle Route 7 (Old Dalfaber Road) to the Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre. Here you will be able to grab a takeaway coffee and watch the world go by or grab a bite to eat from their BBQ or Farm Shop. If you’re heading for the farm shop then they have some great picnic essentials which you could take down to the famous Loch an Eilein, a short half hour off road cycle suitable for children will take you to Loch an Eilien.
There you have it, a few of our favourite gentle bike rides from Aviemore that lead to good food. That’s not to say there are not some other great venues in the area – because of course they are, and perhaps for the more experienced bikers out there you can jump on your bike and ride further for your coffee and cake fix!
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with us….stay safe out there and keep pedalling!