Insch on the Map for Cyclists
Insch was founded on a meadow in the valley of the Valentine Burn.
It has long been a centre for the surrounding countryside, which has been farmed for over 5000 years.
It lies between the A96 and A97, thirty miles by road from Aberdeen, with convenient parking at the Bennachie Leisure Centre.
Insch train station is on the Aberdeen - Inverness rail line.
Bike reservations are free (make sure there are enough spaces for your group and that you also have reservations for your journey home).
Three circular routes, waymarked with coloured arrows, provide leisurely opportunities to explore the rolling hill country between Insch and the Hill of Foudland, with sweeping views over the Pictish province of The Garioch to Bennachie.
All the routes are on public roads with a tarred surface, winding through beech avenues, open farmland and forests.
For those seeking challenging off-road cycling, the Forest Enterprise Cycle Trails at Gartly Moor Forest can be reached from Insch via the 'Gartly Moor Link'.