New Routes, Old Routes and Favourite Routes.
From landscapes of soft rolling hills to steep sided valleys, remote forest tracks to breathtaking coastal views and mile after mile of full flowing trails to some of the most demanding and technical singletrack mountain biking to be found anywhere in the World.
The 7stanes are seven mountain biking centres spanning the south of Scotland mountain bike trails offer everyone, no matter how experienced some of the world’s best mountain biking, with some superb local, from the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway. Near to all the 7stanes trails you will find the best accommodation from hostels and bed & breakfasts to guest houses, inns and hotels. Locally produced food and ales served up by our pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms, not to mention our famous Scottish hospitality will make your visit to the 7stanes complete and an adventure of a lifetime.
In 2001, the 7stanes mountain biking project began to extend the success of Glentress Forest across the whole of southern Scotland. The 7stanes mountain biking centres run from Glentrool near Newton Stewart in the west of Dumfries & Galloway through to Peebles in the Scottish Borders in the east. The 7stanes mountain biking project is now nearing the end of its second phase, with another £2 million being spent to provide more world class routes to suit all types of mountain biking and all skills levels. New biker facilities are also planned at venues such as Kirroughtree and Glentress to further enhance the world class reputation of the 7stanes mountain biking venues.
The 7stanes has already won numerous awards and have turned southern Scotland into a perfect mountain biking holiday destination. Indeed the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) now rate Scotland, including the 7
stanes mountain biking trails, as the ‘Global Superstar’, i.e. the best place in the world to ride