Family Bike Rides - Bike Hire & Guide for Off-road Cycling

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 6
Mobile ticket


This tour introduces you to mountain biking and the Aberdeenshire landscape. We set-up a full suspension mountain bike for you and teach you some simple techniques so you can go anywhere off road. We ride the off-road trails around the estate learn about its history, the landscape and the fauna and flora. You will ride past the mansion house, through the northwest gate, and on up to the stone-age hill fort.


  • Macdui Bike Adventures provides modern, high specification mountain bikes. They have full suspension, low gear ratios and off-road tyres. We provide helmets and gloves.

What to expect


Tours leave at either 9.30 in the morning or 2.30 in the afternoon and we'll be out for about 3 hours. This bike adventure will leave from Loch of Skene, or close to your accommodation if required. We will set up the bikes for you, check equipment, give you some riding advice and then head out on to the trail. 

Every route is curated to suit your family and designed to match your abilities. We will take the estate tracks and trails up the glens, through the ancient forests, passing bothies and castles, passing lochs and crossing over burns. 

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for Travellers that can not jog a few hundred metres
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2020

Mike offered to take us on one of his lower/family friendly rides as my daughter had limited experience on single track. I must say Mike got the distance, feel and experience just right. We started off in the surrounding areas of Balmoral; crossing rivers and through enchanting pine woodland. ...

April 2020

Macdui Adventures can provide local knowledge and great mountain bikes supplied by Bennachie Bike Bothy to get you pedalling the most spectacular trails the north east have to offer with the safest guidance. It’s great fun too! Give them a call whether you are local and looking to expand the ar...

February 2023

Mike was a great instructor and myself and partner really enjoyed our morning cycling ride. Will be back in future.

December 2021

Mike came to our home to help teach our two youngest boys to ride. Mike made adjustments to the bike so their seat was at the right height and the brakes were comfortable. The boys had fun playing games and doing activities that were helping them to find their balance. We now should be able to en...

April 2021

Mike's bikes are really high spec and well maintained (practically brand new). As a road rider, I'm strong on the bike but a bit of a chicken off road. Under Mike's friendly coaching I was able to trust the bike and myself a lot more to enjoy the ride fully. Countryside, views were amazing defini...

July 2020

Great coaching session with Mike, who is a great coach, making sure that everyone learns something new, whatever their skill level. Great knowledge of routes in and around Aberdeen, and a great fleet of quality full-suspension bikes. Highly recommended.

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