From Coast to Barrel – E-Bikepacking in Moray & Speyside

Go bikepacking in Moray & Speyside on this adventure suitable for e-cargo bikes like the Tern Orox. Moray & Speyside sits between Inverness and Aberdeen. The region extends from the Moray Coast south to the Cairngorms National Park.

Additionally this is Whisky Country. Home to more than half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries, the region is world-famous. However, it’s not just the abundance of distilleries that makes this loop a joy to ride. Be prepared to experience a stunning wild coast, breathtaking mountains and rewarding climbs in the Cairngorms.

In co-operation with

Around the world cyclists Jenny Graham and Markus Stitz have teamed up again for a new film project, e-bikepacking in Moray and Speyside. Chasing Rainbows portrays their three-day journey on the new Tern Orox Adventure Cargo e-Bike. The film documents them cycling a 239 km (148 miles) loop starting and finishing in Jenny’s hometown of Inverness. Equally the short documentary takes you on an adventurous journey through Moray & Speyside. Furthermore, Moray is home to some of the most stunning coastal scenery Scotland has to offer.

Chasing Rainbows – Bikepacking the Moray Coast in Scotland on Tern Orox Adventure Cargo e-Bikes

Moreover, the route for the film, From Coast to Barrel, is based on an itinerary included in our ‘Bikepacking Scotland’ guidebook, published in May 2023 by Vertebrate Publishing. Addtionally, Moray and Speyside, which sits between Inverness and Aberdeen and extends from the Moray coastline south to the Cairngorms National Park, is home to more than half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries. Whisky makes the region world-famous.

Bikepacking Moray & SpeysideSelected places to stay, eat & visit

Bikepacking Moray & Speyside – For anything bike related

The Tern Orox adventure cargo bikes are built for extreme conditions, with a huge carrying capacity: The Atlas X Rack on the back is rated for carrying up to 100 kilograms, and the Cargo Hold 72 Panniers offer 144 litres of waterproof storage room. The Tern Orox S12, ridden by Markus, comes with a 12-speed Shimano derailleur, while the Tern Orox R14, ridden by Jenny, was equipped with a 14-speed Rohloff Hub and Gates carbon drive. Both bikes featured custom 27.5inch Schwalbe Johnny Watts all-terrain tires and were powered by two ultra-high-capacity Bosch PowerPacks and a Bosch Performance Line CX motor.

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Bikepacking Moray & SpeysideFollow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Scotland’s outdoors provides great opportunities for open-air recreation and education, with great benefits for people’s enjoyment, and their health and well-being. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 ensures everyone has statutory access rights to most of Scotland’s outdoors, if these rights are exercised responsibly, with respect for people’s privacy, safety and livelihoods, and for Scotland’s environment. Equally, land managers have to manage their land and water responsibly in relation to access rights.

The Code is based on three key principles:
– Respect the interests of other people.
– Care for the environment.
– Take responsibility for your own actions.

For more information visit www.outdooraccess-scotland.com

Important Links

Visit Moray Speyside

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