Fort William is a mountain biking destination that is recognized worldwide. The town in the Highlands is known for hosting the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup since 2002, an event that draws in up to 17,000 spectators annually and is considered one of the best on the world mountain bike calendar. In 2007, the town even hosted the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships, which attracted over 40,000 visitors during its six-day run!
The Witch’s Trails in Leanachan Forest are accessible year-round to riders of all skill levels. Beginners can practice their skills at the park before taking on the Cour Loop or the 10 Under The Ben Loop, both graded blue and red, respectively, with black options available. Experienced downhillers can opt for the adrenaline rush down the famous World Cup Downhill Track at Nevis Range, featuring 555 meters of rocky terrain. Bikes, full-face helmets, and padding are available for rent locally. Local bike shops like Off Beat Bikes can recommend unmarked trails in the Lochaber area, or you can find detailed guides online. These spots are perfect for adventure sports enthusiasts who want to explore their passion while taking in spectacular views of Ben Nevis.
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