Cycle Trails

Angus has many popular cycle routes which allows you to experience the heart of Angus on two wheels.

These routes have been developed to cover all parts of Angus and each route card can be printed off and taken with you on your travels.  There are also suggestions of places to eat and stay in the area.

Wherever possible, the routes described are circular. You might find it useful to use Ordnance Survey maps to give more detailed information. The relevant OS map is referred to on each card. A quick glance at a map of Angus will soon reveal where routes can be linked, extended or cut short. Distances are given in miles and kilometres and an estimated time is given.

Cycling Tips

We recommend the following safety advice to cycling visitors:

  • Check out in advance that the route, which you intend to take, is suitable for the cycling skills of you and your group.
  • Take special care when cycling downhill.
  • Match your speed to the road surface and your cycling skills and experience.
  • Make sure your bicycle is properly maintained and in a safe condition for your cycling holiday.
  • In remote areas carry warm waterproof clothing, energy food, a lamp, map and compass.
  • Carry a tool kit and puncture repair facilities.
  • Do make sure you have adequate insurance cover.

Whilst Angus Council have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information, they cannot be held responsible for any changes that may take place on the routes, any errors in the route cards, nor for any accidents or injuries sustained whilst following the routes. Cyclists must take personal responsibility for their own safety. We acknowledge the support of Angus Cycling Club in supplying the routes described on these cards and also the support of CTC Tayside in supplying photographs.

Red Castle
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Length: 55km/33m
Carnoustie to Forfar
Grade: Moderate/Difficult
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Length: 53km/38m
Glen Clova
Grade: Easy/Moderate
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Length: 30.5km/19m
Rural Angus
Grade: Easy
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Length: 27.5km/17m
Montrose Basin
Grade: Easy/Moderate
Duration: 2-3 Hours
Length: 27.5km/20m
Edzell
Grade: Moderate/Difficult
Duration: 6-7 Hours
Length: 66km/41m
Forfar Loch
Grade: Easy
Duration: 2-3 Hours
Length: 32.5km/20m
Peter Pan
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Length: 32.5km/20.2m
Route 8 - Monikie
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Length: 46.5km/28.4m