|Heading for the Culra Bothy|
From the top of the pass we dropped 450m towards the famous Ben Alder Cottage. Yet again awe inspiring views and singletrack was continuous for the next part of the ride. The cottage features in many articles and is rumoured to be haunted! This in itself was a reason to take a de-tour and check it out!
|Visiting the ghosts of Ben Alder Cottage!|
After a lunch spot and a nosy around Ben Alder Cottage we headed back up the track to find the path that would test our climbing skills. It was a 2km hike a bike to the summit of Bealach Breabag.
It was hard work all the way up, however the promise of a 7km descent the other side was motivation to dig in! The view was also amazing over Loch Ericht. The track down was difficult to find at the start but became quite obvious through the Bealach Beithe. Ben Alder became the spectacular back drop.
|Ben Alder Looking on|
The track rounded the Loch and dropped once again on fantastic singletrack back towards the Culra Bothy. A few drainage ditches and a narrow track was a good test of the skills. We re-traced our steps and headed back along the estate road to the car.
|Heading down towards the Culra Bothy|
This was a stunning ride amongst spectacular scenery! It was certainly one of the classics!