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Lakes and Legends

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8-day, 7-night bike trip to Scotland from Perth. Loop tour in a free hotel with transport of your luggage.

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Bicycle tour, 8 days and 7 nights



- Departure from Perth, everyday

- Feasible from May 1 to september 30 2020



- Bike rental
- Extra night at the beginning and the end of the tour


General information
- Loop tour
- B&B tour

- Road Book provided

- Gps Track
- Visits not included

- Luggage transportation

- Kids prices : contact us



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Day 1 - Arrival in Perth

Perhaps time to stroll to the shops, walk by the River Tay or climb Kinnoull Hill for a magnificent view of Perth and the Tay Valley. Evening: collect cycles and equipment, route briefing. 

Night in Perth.

Day 2 - Perth to Dunkeld, 28/42 km
Cycle two miles from Perth to visit Scone Palace, a treasure house of furniture, ivories, fine porcelain, needlework and the unique Vernis Martin. From there you cycle north through the rolling farmland of Perthshire to the historic Cathedral town of Dunkeld, situated on the banks of the River Tay. It has a peaceful character and charmingly restored eighteenth century houses forming a small Square. Cathedral Street leads from there to the partly restored Cathedral construction of which began in 1318.
Night in Dunkeld.

Day 3 - Dunkeld to Aberfeldy, 32 km.
You are never far from the swift flowing River Tay. Leave Dunkeld passing the Cathedral and follow the path along its north bank: join the quiet road northward to cross the river by an old railway bridge at Logierait. From there to Strathtay, a popular spot with canoeists and river rafters. Continue by the river to the small village of Weem. Only a short distance now to cross General Wade's Bridge into Aberfeldy. Visit the Distillery or explore the beautiful walks in the "Birks of Aberfeldy".
Night in Aberfeldy.

Day 4 - Aberfeldy to Killin, 39 km.
Leave Aberfeldy by General Wade's Bridge and stop to visit Castle Menzies, the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies, currently being restored. Past Drummond Forest to the conservation village of Kenmore at the eastern end of Loch Tay. Visit the Crannog Exhibition which illustrates life on the Loch in the Bronze Age. By taking the south shore road you can enjoy to the full the unrivalled beauty of the Lochs and Bens on the way to Killin.
Night in Killin.

Day 5 - Rest Day Killin, 53 km
Visit the Falls of Dochart, sail on the Loch, walk in the quiet countryside or journey to the Trossachs to visit Rob Roy Grave at Balquidder and Callander.

Night in Killin.

Day 6 - Killin to Crieff, 45 km
Enjoy a traffic free cycle through Glen Ogle to reach the small lochside village of Lochearnhead.
From there continue along the south shore of Loch Earn enjoying the beauty of the loch and Ben
Vorlich to reach St Fillans at the eastern end of the Loch. Follow the valley of the river Earn
through Comrie to arrive at Crieff. Perhaps visit the Glenturret Distillery and the ‘Famous Grouse
Experience’ or the ‘Crieff Visitor Centre’.
Night in Crieff.

Day 7 - Crieff to Perth, 32 or 45 km
Take the opportunity to visit the famous formal Italian gardens at ‘Drummond Castle Gardens’
which are 2miles south of Crieff before an easy ride through quiet countryside to return to the
riverside town of Perth.
Night in Crieff.

Day 8 - Departure Perth
End of the tour after breakfast.
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Levels  :

1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Hilly depending on the stages. Tour on little roads and tracks, often near the Tay river and around the Lochs (lakes)

Alternatively drizzle and sunny spells, some rapid rains rapidly sweeped away, max.between 15° and 20°C

Technical nature :
32 to 42 km per day ie 2h to 4 hours riding

Tour for hike or ride accustomed or for the ones who do a little sports regularly.


Bibliography :

Cycling maps on Scotlandon cartovelo.fr

Cycling guides on Scotland on cartovelo.fr

Lochs & Glens North cycle route. Edition Sustrans

Accommodation Comfort :
 Guest houses 3 et 4* (local standards) with toilet and bathroom in the room

Extra nights :
One additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour.

Food :
- Rich breakfast (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread, butter, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch : not included
- Dinner : not included but possible on site at your host's.


The bike :

- Bike rental :  24 gears hybrid bike.

You will get it when arriving. We will ask you to leave a deposit.

At the end of the tour, you will have to leave the bike at the last hotel and inform the reception. Our correspondent will take care of it. 


- Own bike : If you travel with your own bike,  we advice against bikes with small tires. Hybrids and Mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before the tour.

At the end of the tour, you will be in charge of your bike.

Assistance :

- For the bike in case of breakdown (except for punctures)



Luggage :

We assume its transportation. Limited to one luggage per person (20 kg max).

Road Book :
You will get detailed maps and description of the routes when arriving at the first hotel. You will also get vouchers for the hotels and restaurants as well as tags for your luggage. 


Transportation : Location

- By train : Eurostar and then British Rail International

- By car : Motorway M90 from Edinburgh to Perth

- By plane : International airport of Edinburgh.You wish to fly there? Feel free visiting our travel agency website Selectour de Parthenay
Arrival at the airport of Edinburgh, take the bus to the center (about 4£) and then the train from Edinburgh to Perth (13£). 


Your vehicle :
Car park available at the 1st hotel for about 60€/ week



Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancellation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

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