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Scotland

Lakes & Castles.

The Perthshire region is arguably one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. The Highland Rift Valley, formed during the ice ages, cuts diagonally through the land from west to east. In the north the mountains rise with many lochs embedded in valleys and in the south there is flat farmland.

Our route follows this geological fault line with magnificent panoramas and crystal clear lochs reflecting the surrounding mountains. Roads and tracks run mostly in the valleys.

This region is also known for the clan chief Rob Roy McGregor, who fought against the English occupiers during the 18th century in the so-called Jacobite Rebellions. After these rebellions it was even forbidden to wear kilts!

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Julia Bann
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Itinerary

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

There is no day longer than 50 km (alternative routes up to 75 km). Generally flat along the “lochs” on bike paths or quiet secondary roads. On the 3rd day there is one longer climb, a bit longer but not steep. On day 4 there is a climb on the alternative route of about 500 m in altitude. The route whereas is short and softly undulating.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Callander
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 30.09.2023

daily arrival
Scotland, 8 days, cat. A, UK-SORCP-08A
Base price
1,129.00
Surcharge single room 759.00
Scotland, 8 days, cat B, UK-SORCP-08B
Base price
949.00
Surcharge single room 539.00

Category A: 1x 3***- and 4**** gotels and guesthouses

Categroy B: 3***- hotels, guestouses and BBs

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
daily arrival
Scotland, 8 days, cat. A, UK-SORCP-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Scotland, 8 days, cat B, UK-SORCP-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,129.00
759.00
949.00
539.00

Category A: 1x 3***- and 4**** gotels and guesthouses

Categroy B: 3***- hotels, guestouses and BBs

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Callander
Double room p.p.
Surcharge single room
Pitlochry
Double room p.p.
Surcharge single room
Callander
Double room p.p.
Surcharge single room
Pitlochry
Double room p.p.
Surcharge single room
105.00
69.00
105.00
69.00
105.00
69.00
105.00
69.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Callander
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

daily arrival
Callander
Double room p.p. 105.00
Surcharge single room 69.00
Pitlochry
Double room p.p. 105.00
Surcharge single room 69.00
Callander
Double room p.p. 105.00
Surcharge single room 69.00
Pitlochry
Double room p.p. 105.00
Surcharge single room 69.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
Electric bike
145.00
145.00
259.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included:

  • Accomodation in the respective category
  • Breakfast
  • Personal rental bike handover every Saturday (English)
  • Luggage transfer

 

  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (German, English)
  • Navigations-App and GPS-Data available
  • Service hotline (English)
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

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

Things to note:

  •  Please note that a valid passport is required for this trip
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Detailed Information:

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

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Gabriele G. DE | 23.05.2022
Insgesamt gut
Aberfeldy hat uns besonders gefallen. Der Gastgeber war sehr freundlich und die Unterkunft, inklusive Frühstück waren hochwertig. Wir waren begeistert. Die Reiseunterlagen waren gut, jedoch hätten wir uns noch noch einige Tipps und Hinweise zu den Orten und Strecken, wie z.B Einkehrmöglichkeiten und Besonderheiten gewünscht. Die Natur ist einzigartig und großartig. Die Strecke war nicht immer angenehm zu radeln, insbesondere die Kies- und Schotterabschnitte. Hier hätten wir uns auch Hinweise auf die Beschaffenheit gewünscht.

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