Arrival in Callander
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.
There is no day longer than 45 km (alternative routes up to 70 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.
- Accomodation in the respective category
- Traditional Scottish Continental breakfast
- Personal rental bike handover (English)
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (German, English with route maps, route description. local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- GPS-data is available on request
- Service hotline (English)
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:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
- divergent cancellation terms on request
- E-bike rental need a signed rental agreement and GBP 350 deposit on a credit card