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Burma Road

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Fireroad mostly, but broo-tal
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Latitude
57.17748216754223
Longitude
-3.8652992248535156
Trail Directions
DRIVE in your car. Listen to your favourit musik. Park at Llynwilg and marvel that you are not in Wales, but only a mile from Aviemore.
Trail Length
25
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Aviemore
   


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Review Date
June 20, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jamie the jock ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Looked forward to doing this for a while. Silly mistake! 50 minute climb, straight out of the box.( Lesley McKenna, Scottish world cup snowboarder, has cycled up in 12 1/2 minutes). The descent is on a track, akin to the one going up....yawn. The long cycle down the valley floor is nice and picturesque! the rest is abit tawdry. Maybe I had got sucked into all the hype about this route... then , maybe not!!!

Recommended Route:
Either finish in Aviemore, by winding your way through the forest east of the A9(T), or come back via the Sluggan route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Badaguish xc trail and in the forest around CHRAIG DHU, helter skelter, ho chi min trail, etc, etc.



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Review Date
December 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Duncan Neish , from Glasgow, UK

Summary:
You can make a good long route by taking the Burma Rd from Aviemore, then following the Dulnain Valley, picking up Wade's old Military Road over Sluggan Bridge. This takes you out to the A9 near the North of Aviemore. If you want to extend the route, you can carry on through the flat woods and past Loch na Va (or something, can't remember) to Boat of Garten. From there there are trails via Loch Garten into the forest, and East through to Ryvoan Bothy and down to Glenmore and Loch Morlich. You can then piece together tracks and trails via Rothiemurchus back to Aviemore. Total would be about 45 miles, a great day ride through some superb scenery.

Recommended Route:
There must be something wrong with me but I've only ever ridden this trail in the direction of the harder climb, and there is usually snow at the top as well. It's a long way up. Still, it's a good challenge and the descent - although fireroad - is long and fast enought to be a blast.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is a homemade DH trail which is quite good - ask at Bothy Bikes in Aviemore. There are lots of little trails to mess about on and bigger forest roads if you want more time to admire the scenery.



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