Herbstlandschaft mit einem See im Hintergrund von farbenfrohen Bäumen
Hochlandrind
Blick auf ein schottisches Schloss

Scotland

Lakes & Castles.

The region of Perthshire is probably one of the most beautiful in Scotland. The Highland fault which was formed during the ice ages runs diagonally west-east through the region. To the north are mountains and many lakes (lochs) and to the south flat farm lands.

Medium

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler
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Itinerary

Callander is situated about 60 km north of Edinburgh.

Cycling alongside Loch Venachar with the hills on either side sparkling in the loch. We are making our way to Loch Katrine, a beautiful remote loch where you can take a ride on a steamer boat which was built in 1872. After your ride on the boat return back to Callander on mostly cycle trials .

Cycling southwards to the ancient village of Doune with its famous Castle. The hit USA Series Outlander was filmed here at Doune Castle. Doune Castle is a medieval tower castle.

 

Today we follow the National Cycle Network north alongside Loch Lubnaig towards Strathyre and nice place for a coffee break. You then continue on the cycle way north where we continue over the gentle climb of Glen Ogle before descending to Killin. The waterfall, Falls of Dochart here is really spectacular and many people sit on the rocks and watch the cascading waters pass by.

Cycling alongside Loch Tay which is around 27km long to Kenmore and maybe a visit to the Scottish Crannog Centre which shows life on the Loch during the bronze age. Then continue

passing Castle Menzies to Aberfeldy. Just before you enter Aberfeldy you cross a famous bridge built by General Wade and part of the network or army roads built by the English in the 18th century.

Today you have a shorter ride to allow time to explore Pitlochry on arrival. Before setting off today though visit the whisky distillery. You start cycling along the River Tay valley when the you the turn north to Pitlochry. A few short hills await you before you reach Pitlochry.

Here there is much to see and do, two whisky distilleries to visit one the world’s smallest. The Fish

and Dam Ladder allowing salmon to jump the dam wall. Many shops to visit along with many pubs and bars. For those who wish to cycle it’s worth the short trip to Blair Castle one of Scotland’s grand castles and home of the Duke of Athol and his family. Follow this turbulent history as you walk from room to room. There are fabulous gardens and many walking trails available. You

then cycle back towards Pitlochry where you can visit the Killiecrankie visitor centre, which shows the history behind the Jacobite raising.

 

Tour character

Kein Tag ist länger als 45 km (Alternativ Routen bis zu 70 km). Generell flach an den Ufern der Seen auf Radwegen oder ruhigen Nebenstraßen. Am 3. Tag ist eine längere Steigung zu bewältigen, die lang aber nicht steil ist. Am 4. Tag ist auf der optionalen Strecke mit einer Steigung von 500 Höhenmetern zu rechnen. Die kurze Strecke ist jedoch sanft hügelig.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Arrival daily
Scotland, 8 days, UK-SORCP-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
815,00
499,00
Season 1
Apr 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Callander
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Pitlochry
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
79,00
138,00
89,00
148,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Electric bike
110,00
230,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Traditional Scottish Continental breakfast
  • Deposit of tour material at first hotel, personal rental bike handover
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels

 

  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (GE, EN with route maps, route description. local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-data is available on request
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Stirling train station, per bus or train to Callander
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh airport
  • Good train connections between Glasgow/Edinburgh and Stirling
  • Good train connections between Pitlochry and Glasgow/Edinburgh

Things to note:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Detailed Information:

  • divergent cancellation terms on request
  • E-bike rental need a signed rental agreement and GBP 350 deposit on a credit card

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