Cycling in Scotland
Mountain peaks, glistening lochs and romantic glens make up Scotland's incredible landscape. The country is famous for its historic castles, lochs and unique and fascinating cultural identity. Cycle through Scotland from the city of Perth to Dunkeld and Aberfeldy. The beautiful scenery of Killin and Loch Tay will accompany you at the end of the trip.
This itinerary offers short portions to give you plenty of time to explore the wonders of Scotland.
Highlights of the trip:
- The lochs of Kenmore, Killin, Tay, Lochay or Lyon
- Killin and Perth
- Birks of Aberfeldy" walk
- Waterfalls of Dochart
- Distillery visits
- Breathtaking scenery.
Day 1 : Arrival in Perth
Arrive in Perth and check into your hotel. If you arrive early you can take the opportunity to walk along the Tay River and/or climb Kinnoull Hill to enjoy the view of Perth and the Tay Valley. In the evening, presentation of the tour and pick up of the bikes.
Overnight in Perth.
Day 2 : Perth to Dunkeld - 28/42 km
A few kilometers from Perth, first stop to visit the Scone Palace, which contains treasures: furniture, ivory, fine china, hangings... Resumption of the tour towards the north and the city of Perthshire located on the banks of the Tay. Possible visit of the cathedral of Dunkeld and houses dating from the 18th century.
Overnight in Dunkeld.
Day 3 : Dunkeld to Aberfeldy - 32 km
Today you will never be far from the quiet and pleasant banks of the Tay. Leave Dunkeld, passing the cathedral one last time, and follow the tracks on the north bank of the Tay. You will pass by the bridge of the old railway in Logierait. This is a popular spot for kayakers until Strathtay. Follow the river to the small village of Weem. It's only a few more pedal strokes to cross the General Wade Bridge into Aberfeldy. Visit the distillery and/or explore the beautiful "Birks of Aberfeldy" walk (nature walk with waterfall views).
Overnight in Aberfeldy.
Day 4 : Aberfeldy to Killin - 39 km
You can visit Menzies Castle, the seat of the chiefs of the Menzies clan, currently under renovation. After Drummond Forest, you will arrive at the village of Kenmore at the eastern end of Loch Tay. Visit the Crannog exhibition which illustrates life on the lake in the Bronze Age. Taking the road south out of the village, you can enjoy the incomparable beauty of the Lochs and the Bens on the way to Killin.
Overnight in Killin.
Day 5 : Killin, rest day
Journée de repos, plusieurs choix s'offrent à vous :
- Visite des Chutes de Dochart
- Balade à pied dans la paisible campagne
- Boucle à vélo (10 km) jusqu'à Ben Lawers, le plus haut sommet du coin (1 214 m)
- Boucle à vélo (53 km) dans les vallons de Glen Lochay et de Glen Lyon qui vous offrent de jolis panoramas
Day 6 : Killin to Crieff - 45 km
On this leg of your Scottish cycling tour, enjoy a traffic-free cycle path over Glen Ogle to the small village of Lochearnhead. From here continue along the southern shore of Loch Ear enjoying the beauty of the lake and Ben Vorlich to reach St Fillans at the eastern end of the lake. Follow the valley of the Earn through Comrie to end your tour at Crieff. You can visit the Glenturret Distillery and the Famous Grouse Experience at the Crieff Visitor Center.
Overnight in Crieff.
Day 7 : Crieff to Perth - 32 or 45 km
Take the opportunity to visit the famous Italian gardens at Drummond Castle Gardens which are about 3 km south of Crieff. Afterwards, a quiet and peaceful drive through country lanes takes you back to Perth.
Overnight in Perth.
Day 8 : Perth
End of the tour after breakfast.