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£48 per person.

Develop your skills and confidence on the trails close to home.

Your guide will give you tips on body position, line choice, braking and cornering, drops and jumps. And show you the trails to practice on and to progress on to.

This is a perfect opportunity to try mountain biking for the first time, try a full suspension bike for the first time or send that rooty section for the first time.


I was really impressed by how Mike ran the session and got all three of us riding and having fun at a suitable level,  we all felt a bit of challenge and improvement. The bikes were great and the location lovely too. We all really enjoyed ourselves.

Jennifer and Family, Fife, UK


A great afternoon spent mountain biking in Kirkhill Forest. My 10yr old loved it. We are both beginners but Mike’s instruction is clear and succinct and we felt we learned loads. He is also very encouraging and positive. We particularly enjoyed going downhill on the bike trail.

Clair Plaister, Inverurie, UK

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Fab thank you so much.! The girls had such a great time. I am also clarted in bruises. It is great!

Hayley, Inverurie, UK


Coaching Sessions start at 10 in the morning, 2.30 in the afternoon and 6.30 in the evening when daylight allows.

Session run for about 2 hours.

The sessions take place in Counteswells or Kirkhill Forest, leaving from the car park. Please select your preferred location in the booking form.


Macdui Bike Adventures provides modern, high specification mountain bikes. They have suspension forks and rear suspension, dropper seat posts, low gear ratios and off-road tyres perfect for the terrain we'll cover. 

Please fill out the bike sizing questions in the booking form to ensure you have that we fit you with the perfect size bike. The minimum rider height is 4' 11" (150 cm). 

Macdui Bike Adventures provides helmets and gloves. Your guide will carry all the spares and tools required to keep the group on the move.


This ride will be designed to suit your range of fitness and experience . You do need to be able to ride a bike, but you do not need any experience and definitely do not need to be a mountain biker. 

We recommend that all riders are over 11 years old, and over 4'11" (140cm) tall. However, please discuss this with us, because riding isn't about height or age.

The Macdui Bike Adventures Guide will give you advice, show you trails that suit you and judge what you can ride safely.

All you need to do is give as much information on the fitness, experience and preferences of your group to your guide before the day of your ride, and they will match the route to you.


There is no special equipment required for this ride. Macdui Bike Adventures will bring bikes and helmets for you. We recommend you wear comfortable, sports or outdoor clothes. Avoid trouser legs that may get caught up in the pedals.

It is always a good idea to have a spare jacket with you, bring a drink and a snack, in a small rucksack, and your guide can carry small items for you.

For a full view of mountain biking equipment have a look at our be prepared page.

Your guide will be in touch before the day of the ride to let you know the weather forecast and see what you would like to work on.


Your Macdui Bike Adventures Guide has lived and worked in Aberdeenshire for years. They ride this area all year round.

They are qualified to British Cycling and Scottish Cycling Level 3 Mountain leader and have Outdoor First Aid qualifications. 

They will be able to tell you about the wildlife, history and geology of the sight you pass on your ride. 

There job  is to make the ride a perfect adventure for you.

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