A95 : Keith - Speybridge ( The Speyside Whiskey Run )

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Straights : 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.5
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Police Presence : green 1 Motorcycle Road1.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.5

Info
Route Added By : yeti
Date : November 19, 2005
Length : 57 kms / 35.4 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
January 13, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A beautiful, short offshoot from the A95. South from Craigellachie on the A95 to Marypark and turn right for the bridge to cross the River Spey and onto the B9102. This well paved, twisty single track follows the west bank Spey for 15 miles to Granton-on-Spey. A gorgeous ride where pheasants and squirrels abound with the occasional deer.

Theres a good ice cream shop on the main street in Granton thats well worth a break for ice cream, hot chocolate or pastries.


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  • Notarian
  • Ducati 1098s, Multistrada, KTM 950sm
  • score: 394
November 19, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Starting from Keith you head towards Grantown on Spey on the A96, after the whiskey warehouses take the A95 and enjoy the sights and smells (fine malts) along the way. An excellent 180 degree bend at Ballindalloch which should be done a few times in each direction. A few twisty sections have too many double whites, so get past the cars when you see the signs. Watch out for the tourists and coaches. This route has recently been resurfaced over a lot of its length. This route can be tied in with other cracking roads in the area (see Pegsdowns route).


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  • yeti
  • yamaha fz6 fazer
  • score: 69