Ride In Peace Adventures

20% off Bespoke RIPA Deeside MTB Tours

Ride In Peace Adventures


Join Ride in Peace on one of their mountain bike guided rides. Enjoy the Royal Deeside stunning countryside as an introduction tour to the experiencing the best enduro trails in Aberdeenshire or try taking on a big mountain adventure into the Cairngorm National Park. 

Our guided rides take you on a breathtaking experience of the richness and diversity of fabulous of farmland and forests of the straths to the glens and hills heading up into the Munros. 

 Beechwood Manse, Glenkindie, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8SH

Pre-booking is essential 

Please allow 5 working days

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

20% off Bespoke RIPA Deeside MTB Tours

Enjoy the experience of riding Aberdeenshire finest trails by Mountain bike.

Based between Ballater-Braemar or Ballater-Aboyne (Specific location for starting and trails TBC with guests).

Let RIPA show you the very best of Scotland’s and Cairngorms mountain bike tracks, trails and paths.

RIPA can provide Introduction to intermediate peaceful mountain bike tours, taking in the finest countryside on a leisurely ride.

RIPA GUIDED RIDE OPTIONS (all to be tailored to your requirements, physical fitness and technical ability)

Introduction to MTB in Aberdeenshire  (3-4 hours) – Guided ride – (Easy- Beginner friendly)  (£120 – £180)

  • Introduction to Ballater
  • Introduction to Glen Tanar
  • Introduction to Braemar

Big Mountain Adventures (4-6 hours) (Intermediate – Advanced) (£180 – £240)

  • Adventures from Bennachie
  • Adventures from Glen Tanar
  • Adventures from Ballater
  • Adventures from Braemar

Hot Spot Tours  (4 hours) – (Intermediate – Advanced) (£120 – £180)

  • Hot Spot Ballater 
  • Hot Spot Pitfichie
  • Hot Spot Aboyne
  • Hot Spot Strathdon

Booking Fees are applicable.

Based between Ballater-Braemar or Ballater-Aboyne (Specific location for starting and trails TBC with guests).

RIPA GUIDED RIDE OPTIONS (all to be tailored to your requirements, physical fitness and technical ability)

All Guided Rides are age 16+.

Guided Rides all based on bringing your own bike or bike hire is available at an extra cost.

Fixed price on bike hire and equipment from cyclehighlands/Mike’s Wilkes  (10-14 days notice)

Ride numbers for 2 min – 8 max people (additional 9-16 people for special request 28 days notice) 

To get the most out of your day you need to be prepared for everything the trail or the weather may have in store for you. Your coach or guide will have some essential equipment and spares with him, but mostly it for safety and if you’re in a group he’s not going to be able to stop everything to fix your problem.

If you’re unsure about what to take or want more details about likely weather on your trip please discuss at the time of arranging your booking.

All bookings and payment of admission tickets need to be made in advance directly on the Ride in Peace Adventures website. The code supplied with your pass will need to be entered in the online booking with Ride in Peace Adventures.

Please note that booking fees are applicable on the Ride in Peace Adventures website. 

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

Awesome day with Chris and the most fantastic bikes. Exhilarated, scared witless and exhausted. Lots of fun and we’ll all be back. Thanks Chris for all your encouragement, top tips and for arranging great weather 😁

Lisa Fretwell, TripAdvisor Review

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