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Fittie end of Aberdeen beach

City To Summit Challenge 2023

Ride the roads and gravel paths from the Aberdeen City coastline along Royal Deeside up through Glen Tanar and hike to the summit of Scotland's most easterly Munro - Mount Keen. 'City To Summit Challenge 2023' is not for the faint hearted, are you up to the challenge?

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City To Summit Challenge 2023
City To Summit Challenge 2023

Time & Location

01 Jul 2023, 07:00 – 18:00

Fittie end of Aberdeen beach, Aberdeen Beach, Aberdeen AB11 5DX, UK

About the Event

A big day out in the north east of Scotland to challange your riding and hiking skills taking you from the North Sea to Scotland's most easterly Munro - Mount Keen. 

You will depart from Aberdeen's iconic beach at the Footdee (aka Fittie) end of the esplande at the rocks of the North Sea and head along the world-famous Deeside Way to the gateway to the Cairngorms at Glen Taner estate. 

We will see you at our lower control point near Glen Tanar car park where refreshements and a bike mechanic will be on hand to keep you rolling up the double-track path the our upper control point near the summit of Mount Keen. Ditch your bike with our Event Volunteers and yomp to the top and collect your unique event souvenier before descending one of the most scenic descents all the way back to Aberdeen beach.

Be aware that this is a long day out and participants should ensure they have all equipment, tools and knowledge based on the terrain, distance and conditions. Have you got what it takes to conquor the City to Summit Challenge 2023? 


Full Option (Ride & Hike) (152km, 1,750m) - Ride from Aberdeen beach via the lower control point at Glen Tanar Visitor Centre to the upper control point 2.5km from the summit ( and hike to the Summit of Mount Keen ( then head back to Aberdeen beach via the same route.

Half Option (Ride Only) (123km, 950m) - Ride from Aberdeen beach to the lower control point at Glen Tanar Visitor Centre ( then turn around and head back to Abereen beach via the same route.

We are pleased to bring you this event in Partnership with: 

Route files and full event information will be sent to registered ticket holders via email 7 days before the event start date. Don't worry, you won't miss any vital information. 

All event tickets are sold in line with our Website Terms and Conditions 


  • Event Ticket

    One ticket for both full or ride-only options

    +£0.75 service fee
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