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This Scottish cycling holiday is available as a seven night self guided level 2 cycling tour through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park which is Scotland’s first National Park. The region is famous for its fabulous scenery with mountains and Lochs. This biking vacation in Scotland can be adopted for all abilities with some minor adjustments meaning we can cater for beginner and also experienced cyclists. This Scottish cycling holiday is available as a self guided cycle tour. You will be staying in staying in 3 / 4star hotels and Guest Houses.
Day 1: Arrival in Callander in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Allow time to look around, visit a Museums and maybe the Rob Roy Visitor centre to find out about the local history and culture.
Day 2: Loch Katrine Loop 20 or 35 miles (32 to 56 km)
A wonderful first days cycling alongside Loch Venachar to Loch Katrine with great views across the Loch at the surrounding forest clad hills. At Loch Katrine if time permits you can take a ride on the 100 year old steamer boat to the far side of the Loch and take a ride back along the very secluded private road. The route back from Loch Katrine takes in the forest tracks of the Queen Elizabeth forest park.
Day 3: Callander - Doune Castle Loop 24 to 35 miles (38 to56 km)
Today you will cycle in a south direction along the quiet country roads to Doune, home of a famous Castle. After exploring the Castle and little town either take a circular route back or maybe continue onto Dunblane and visit the wonderful Cathedral.
Day 4: Callander to Killin 25 to 38 miles (40 to 60 km)
Using mainly cycle trials and quiet roads you will cycle passed further stunning lochs like Lubnaig, Earn and Chon before having the chance to see Rob Roy’s grave. In the tiny hamlet of Balaquhidder is the little church where Rob Roy is buried with his family. Then to set off cycling with the climb gently over Glen Ogle the pass to Killin and the chance to sit and watch the day or evening go by at the Falls of Dochart.
Day 5: Killin to Aberfeldy 28 to 38 miles (45 to 60 km)
Various options allow you to either cycle the undulating lane around Loch Tay Loch Achrayand visit the Scottish Crannog Centre which shows life in Scotland during the Iron Age period or cycle over the mountain range to the next Glen before descending what is said to be Scotland’s longest enclosed Glen. Fortingall is famous for having the worlds oldest Yew tree sitting within the tiny historic village. Its girth is absolutely huge so must be seen to be believed. From Fortingal you continue to Aberfeldy and maybe visit the ancient Castle of Menzies of the Menzies Clan.
Day 6: Aberfeldy to Pitlochry 18 to 33 miles (29 to 53 km)
Before you leave Aberfeldy you will have plenty of time to visit, a whiskey distillery, oatmeal biscuit factory or relax on the river front or walk the famous bridge across the Tay River built for General Wades network of military roads. Heading along the River Tay you have the optional route to visit Dunkeld a 18th century restored village with its lovely bridge and imposing catherdral.
Day 7: The Pitlochry Loop 14, 22 , 36 miles (22 , 35 , 58 km)
A day to explore the tourist attractions in the wonderful Highland town or take a days cycling around this great area. Visit the Fish and Dam ladder if lucky and in season see the salmon jumping the ladder, the open air theatre is worth a visit or try one of the two distilleries nearby, the Bells and Edradour Scotland’s smallest. Cycle north and visit the Killiecrankie visitor centre the centre point of the Jacobite rising. Further North a few miles is Blair Athol with Scotland’s most visited Castle Blair Castle home of the Athol family. The picturesque route around Loch Tummel will provide some break taking scenery to make this days stop over truly unforgettable.
Day 8: Your tour is complete after breakfast.
Minimum Per Person Price: 399 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 469 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Airfare is not included in the tour price. What is Included: - 7 Nights Bed and Breakfast - 2,3,4 star Hotels and Guest Houses - Information Pack - Routes and Maps - Luggage transfer Extras: - 24 speed Rental Cycle - Cost before and after tour - Extra nights - Flights - Airport transfers - Travel Insurance.