The Snow Roads covers a 90 mile stretch of roads. They join the town of Grantown-on-Spey to Blairgowrie. The route takes you across the highest roads in Britain. Consequently, the roads take you around the beautiful landscape that is the Eastern Cairngorms. As you follow the route, there are three Scenic Route Installations that allow you to stop and take in the beauty of the area.
These roads can be a little difficult to drive. The roads are narrow, and there are steep hills that lead to blind summits. Because of this, you need to drive with care. Make sure to go slowly, and use the passing points sensibly. Driving slower will not only help to keep you safe it will give you more time to take in the sights and wonders that you will be driving through.
For serious mountain bikers, there is an abundance of cycling options along the route. You can ride along may sections of the course and in the areas that it passes through. The whole area is a dream for off-road biking.
You can just drive through the whole route, from Blairgowrie to Braemar, Ballater, Tomintoul and finally on to Grantown-on-Spey. If you don’t want to do the full 90 miles, you can instead plan a route that takes you to your favourite attractions. The Snow Roads official site has an itinerary planner. It lists all the attractions along the route. You select the attractions you want to visit and the site will create the best way for you along the snow roads. You can then either send the route to the app or in an email, so you’ve got it with you.
There are sporting activities to be found along the whole length of the road. The route takes you past several Munroes if you need to cross them off your list. If you come in the winter, there are loads of skiing options around. You can do downhill skiing, cross country skiing or alpine skiing. In the summer, you can stop off for golfing, fishing and hill walking.Back to Blog Page
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