There could be a plastic receptacle at the end of that rainbow

It’s not all rain and midges you know…

Scotland is literally littered with big mountain riding; being one of the few places in the UK where you can get descents which last longer than a couple of minutes.

Head up to the Highlands in the summer for the best of big mountain feels and a truly out there experience. Just be mindful for the climb and the ever changing weather.

Almost certainly one of the key reasons as to why Scotland has such a fantastic mountain biking community. The right to roam allows you to go and ride anywhere you want.

This one’s ‘out there’ even by Scottish standards, with this North Harris route making up some of the most westerly ground in Britain.

Andy McKenna of Go-Where reaches parts of Scotland other guides can’t reach. We asked him for his favourite ride and he came up with this…

Ben Damph's 24km doesn’t sound much, but this is a tough route, with a big climb and a big descent. The days are really short…

The riding is enthralling on this Fort William route — mainly rocky with plenty of technical interest — and the views are about as good…

A short hop from Glasgow, this accessible pinnacle is an absolute blast.

Of all the top biking areas in Scotland – and there are a few – Ballater and its surroundings are the hidden gems.

North Third might seem to suffer in the shadow of the Trossachs and Arrochar Alps, but it’s a sublime offering even so.

GPS mountain bike route, Achnashellach in Torridon

Download the Torridon route and enjoy arguably the best section of descent in the UK. You might even find yourself laughing at the ridiculous grip…

Lairig Ghru, Cairngorms mountain bike route

Below the pass at Lairig Ghru is a great piece of singletrack that's accessible to riders of all abilities.

MBR's series on Britain's Best Singletrack hits Stob Bàn in the Highlands. Download the GPS route here

Download this great GPS mountain bike route from the Isle of Arran

Want a great route on the Isle of Arran? Check out our GPS file here.

The singletrack is as narrow as Edinburgh's back alleys

Download the GPS route for Edinburgh route from our City Limits feature in the July 2012 issue.

World Cup downhill or walker's trail? You decide...

This Kinlochleven route has the essence of a wild, natural trail. Contains the technical, challenging and scenic Highlands descent that is the Ciaran Path.