top of page



Home to 7Stanes biking trails and incredible coastal and woodland scenery, Dumfries and Galloway is a haven for bikers of all skill levels.

 Whether you're coming from North or South, there are routes you can conquer on the journey to and from Dumfries and Galloway, before taking advantage of our local trails . Below you can find information on the best routes near Castle Douglas to start

    planning your trip.


The King's is a fantastic base for touring groups, with a secure bike shed and owners with plenty of biking knowledge to help you on your trip. We also provide great food, drink and a comfy place to lay your head after a challenging day on the trails. 

We can't wait to welcome you!



A stone’s throw from The King’s, Dalbeattie Forest is a fantastic first day’s biking during your stay. There’s a trail here for all levels, and within 7 Stanes it’s best known for its technical routes. Its trademark granite features and superb views make it a memorable and unique location for a great day mountain biking.


Afterwards, ease your tired muscles by relaxing in the The King’s bar with some refreshments and plan the next route to conquer.



One of the fantastic 7 Stanes venues, Kirroughtree has an extreme downhill section for expert adrenaline seekers, as well as a fantastic selection of blue, red and green-graded trails.


The experienced biker can tackle Kirroughtree’s infamous McMoab -- a rock formation with plenty of challenges, reached by ascending boulder tracks and slabs.


McMoab makes the most of the natural landscape, and there are plenty of tricky descents and steep slabs on the black trail which make Kirroughtree a must-visit on a King’s biking break.



Mabie’s trail centre predates the 7Stanes, and here is where a lot of the features and techniques across the network are tested.


It features a superb variety of green, blue and red graded trails, as well as an extreme downhill section.


As with most 7Stanes sites, it has its own skill-building area for practice on technique.



Begin a picturesque, 36-mile off-road journey at this 7stanes site, weaving into Galloway Forest Park.


Glentrool is more a scenic route than a technical one,  so experienced riders may prefer a more challenging site.


Definitely worth a visit to make the most of Galloway’s stunning natural surrounds.

Mountain Biking


One of the fantastic  7 Stanes venues, Ae Forest has a downhill area and a great selection of blue, red and green-graded trails.


Adrenalin Uplift operates a bike shuttle and uplift service at Ae, offering day, weekend and season passes. Buses depart every 15 minutes from 9am, first come first served.


The experts at Ae Bike Shop are on hand to give advice and support if needed, and there’s also a cafe well-stocked with cakes!


A little further out from Castle Douglas town, this is an ideal site for tackling en-route to the King’s. Afterwards you can lock up your bikes in the secure shed and settle in for the night.

Downhill Mountain Biking

For more information, visit The 7 Stanes website

bottom of page