Just setting off to get some training in for the new blue downhill mountain biking run at the Nevis Range. The trails in the forest at the bottom are open all year round but the big blue run opens on the 1st April every year once the snow melts. We can get the gondola up the mountain and ride back down so there’s no steep hill climbs which is a real bonus. Only takes about 50 minutes to drive from the lodges to the trails but if you like to cycle without the danger then there’s a nice ride along the side of Loch Shiel. Park in the new car park for the viaduct then cross the road towards the monument and take the bridge over the river. There are no cars and is safe even for kids younger than me!