Great journey planner for bikes–it’s open source so any cycle routes added to OpenStreetMap appear here: www.cyclestreets.net
Route cards for the Formartine & Buchan Way can be downloaded at this link: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk
For public transport to/from Mintlaw, plan your journey at www.travelinescotland.com
There are also lots of quiet streets around Mintlaw, as well as various core paths for safe cycling routes.
At Aden Country Park you can cycle around the park grounds and lake, browse local handmade gifts or find out more about rural life at the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Located adjacent to Aden Park, there are a number of trails that can be cycled at Forest of Deer or the nearby Pitfour Estate offers a leisurely cycle around the large lake home to a number of swans and geese during the winter months.