Pentland Hills Regional Park


All routes will pass by the Vanilla Pod food stall for gourmet coffee and food.

Family Route

Grade =  Blue grade

Distance = 15km

Climbing = 250m

Description : A novice and short legged friendly route. Requires 16 inch wheels as a minimum. Mostly off-road with rocky terrain. The highlight of this trip for the children is the optional water splash.

Click here to see Kennith’s (8yo) Go Pro footage of following his mum down the rocky descent.

Click here to see the Go Pro of Kennith riding the water splash

Competent novice- Intermediate social

Grade = Blue with a red descent

Distance = 15km

Climbing = 300-400m

Description: A great social ride for mixed abilities. Take it slow on the descents if your a newbie without being out of your depth, but if your more experienced you can have great time finding natural features to make into jumps and drops. With a some hillside single track to finish that puts a smile on your face. Optional water splash for these riders too.

Nina and Sophie had a blast in the snow on this route. Hopefully none in the summer!

Nina and Sophie had a blast in the snow on this route. Hopefully none in the summer!

Intermediate – Advanced

Grade = Red for technical features, Black for distance

Distance = 25-35km

Climbing = Circa 900-100m


Some pretty great views in the Pentlands.

Some pretty great views in the Pentlands.


What kind of bike do I need?

Anything with knobbly tyres

Can I bring more than one child?

Yes, but please contact us to arrange this

What equipment do I need?

  • A bike with working brakes and gears
  • A helmet
  • Gloves
  • Lunch and water
  • Spare inner tube which fits your wheel size

Can boys or men come?

Yes, although our main objective is to encourage women, we are not exclusive. Men are welcome to attend if they feel this sort of environment would suit them. We most definitely encourage mothers to ride with their sons. A common reason we find for women to attend Ginger Squirrel Adventure rides is where they have a cycling mad son and they wish to find a location where mixed abilities can spend time together.