The Commission's Inverness district manager, David Jardine, said,
"We're delighted that the park board has approved the plans, and we look forward to getting on with delivering this exciting project on the ground. We are now inviting tenders for the contract to build the trails and hope to
award the contract in March. We expect work to start soon after that, with a view to opening the trails in the summer."
The trails will comprise a 1.4-kilometre fun route for all abilities, a 6.3-km route for intermediate riders, and a 6.4km advanced route.
Meanwhile the Commission and Trust have applied for planning permission to provide support facilities for the trail in the form of car parking, bike hire and repair, a cafeteria and showers.