CycleStreets is a great, open source journey planner for bikes
Route cards for the Formartine & Buchan Way
TravelineScotland for public transport to/from Mintlaw
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. There are also lots of quiet streets around Mintlaw as well as various core paths for safe cycling routes.
Another local attraction worth exploring is Drinnie’s Wood. It was the property of the Drinnie family, and the octagonal observatory tower was built in 1845 by Admiral George Ferguson, fifth laird of Pitfour, to provide a raised observatory, where the surrounding land could be viewed without obstruction.