Time: 50 - 75 minutes
The route can be shortened or lengthened as desired
The cycle path is an easy and excellent way to explore the valley with the ability to trim or extend the route as desired. The surface is excellent and none of the climbs is too steep or long.
From the end of the road to the cottages turn right to head south on National Cycle Network route 7. The route follows the old A9 up the valley to Dalwhinnie and its excellent distillery (9km and 120m ascent) after 30-60 minutes of steady cycling. The route is generally uphill on the way to Dalwhinnie and more often than not into a headwind. The route continues beyond Dalwhinnie on a dedicated cycle path running parallel to the A9 over Drumochter to Blair Atholl and beyond. The return journey following the outward route, downhill and often with a tailwind, is much easier!