Myself and mate are going back to Scotland in couple of weeks to ride the outer loop of the Cairngorms loop single speed , we are planning on a steady 3 days ideally so trying to plan in stops for camping / bothies , anyone got any ideas of recommended spots around the outer loop please ? Also food / village stops ?
Assuming you are starting at Blair Atholl. There's the bothy in Inshriach Forest. Technically Ryvoan bothy is on the inner loop but possible to cut in to it. I think that's it for official bothies. I'd be tempted to follow the inner route as far as Ryvoan then follow the track on from the bothy to get to the outer loop in Abernethy Forest - the outer loop from Feshie Bridge to Abernethy Forest is all road so not very interesting.
I've heard that if you use Ryvoan the nearest water source isn't safe due to the popularity of the bothy and people not going far enough away for toilet purposes. I used this stream that crosses the path on the way in, NJ004112.