Nevis Range at Aonach Mor has been home to the UCI World Cup since 2002 and is now widely regarded as the best event on the mountain bike calendar!
As well as the famous World Cup downhill course, there are plenty of other marked trails:
Broomstick Blue - blue - 7km (4.3 miles)
Bubbling around the River Lundy – a great trail to start. Plenty of flowing single track. This is the witch’s friendly side!
10 Under the Ben - red - 10km (6.2 miles)
Based on the popular "10 under the Ben" event, this route is a mix of dedicated single track and forest road not forgetting Nessie, a real black monster of a descent!
The Witch’s World Champs - red - 8.5km (5.2 miles)
World Class single track specially devised for the 2007 World Championships held in Leanachan Forest. The loop includes 270m of climb and descent. Watch out for some technical features and hard climbs as well as exhilarating descents on fast single track.
The Nevis Red route - red - 5.5km (3.4 miles)
The only red cross country trail with gondola access in the UK, remote with exposed open hill sections and stunning mountain views. This is a classic single track mountain bike route with boardwalk, bedrock and gravel trail. It’s a challenging descent with plenty of technical sections, expect berms, large rocks, medium steps, drop-offs, steep sections and technical rock sections.
Off Beat downhill - orange - 2.82km (1.75 miles)
This is Britains only official UCI World Cup downhill bike track, steep, rugged and tough. It’s mostly wide single track with timber boardwalk, bedrock, gravel trail and rock gardens. With large committing and unavoidable technical trail features, expect berms, rock steps, drops, jumps and gap jumps. If it can be ridden, you will find it here. It is essential that you wear a full face helmet.
World Cup 4X course
The new 4X course is steep, featuring whoops, doubles, step downs, big and small table tops, a 3/4 pack (called the 'lumpy bumpy'!), a floaty hip jump, and four huge bermed corners. The course can be intimidating initially, but once you get confident it is good fun and a real challenge.
Make sure to try out one of the green, blue, red or black skills loops before heading out on the longer trails. The Leanachan forest also has a large network of forest roads in addition to the waymarked trails above.
Download the trail map from the link on the left, or by visiting the Forestry Commission website: