Moderate and difficult routes amid great scenery.
What we like:
The blue route is billed as "a gentle introduction to mountain biking complete with stunning views, forest paths and some fun descents".
In their on words:
"The 7stanes are world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Their award-winning trails offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and attract riders from all over the UK and beyond.
You don’t have to be an experienced mountain biker to enjoy these famous trails: there are a wide range of routes to suit beginners, families and experts. Plus, many of the centres also have skills areas for you to practise your technique."
Good to know:
Nearby Hermitage Castle is worth a visit on the way back.
Where it is: