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The Snow Roads

What is the Snow Roads Scenic Route?

The Snow Roads Scenic Route is a 90 mile journey linking Blairgowrie with Grantown-on-Spey via Braemar and Tomintoul. It's not a new route - being used in the past by the military and as a smuggling route for whisky!

The highest public road in Britain, it is regularly used by classic car and motorbike enthusiasts - and increasingly by road cyclists. It offers a quiet alternative to the A9, traversing the eastern Cairngorms through remote, wild and breathtaking landscapes. It also links three of Scotland’s ski areas: Glenshee, the Lecht and CairnGorm Mountain.

The Snow Roads are the slow roads, a breathtaking route through the mountains, allowing you to access countless hidden gems, from castles to small galleries and museums; from mountain bike trails to high and low level walking; from wildlife to whisky.

The route is only 90 miles long and can be completed in a day, but we recommend taking your time. Experience it over a long weekend and stay in some great youth hostels along the way!

Snow Roads Hostels