What is The Snow Roads?
The Snow Road's Scenic Route is a 90 mile journey which links Blairgowrie and Grantown-on-Spey via Braemar and Tomintoul. It's not a new route as historically it has been used by the military and as a smuggling route for whisky!
The route forms the highest public road in Britain and 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 best way to enjoy The Snow Roads
The Snow Road is a great cycle route, but can also be enjoyed by car or motorbike. It's not all about the roads however - it's about taking your time soaking in the breath taking scenery and exploring the wonders of the surrounding area. It's not about snow either - the route is equally dramatic during the summer months.
How long does the trip take?
The Snow Road is only 90 miles long so can be completed in a day, but we would recommend taking time to experience it over a long weekend, staying in some great youth hostels along the way!