Lochs and Glens 4 Days

 


 

While cycling past Lochs and Glens you follow a delightful mix of ancient drovers paths, military roads, disused railway lines and picturesque lanes from Loch Lomond, north through the Southern Highlands to the rich farmland of Perthshire.

This is iconic Scotland: it is fantastic cycling country. Riding along the shore of Loch Venachar, over the viaduct at Glen Ogle or along the River Tay might be your personal highlight, but there’s not a dull mile.

There are hills, it’s the Highlands after all, but your efforts are consistently rewarded with grand descents, and an endless stream of majestic views of the forests, rivers, waterfalls, wild moorlands, Munros and dark lochs.

Sleepy tea rooms, a distillery tour, welcoming pubs, watching salmon leap, a recreated Iron Age loch dwelling, a castle or even a refreshing wild swim may tempt you from the saddle temporarily, but never for long cycling the Lochs and Glens route is just too good.

Dates

This tour runs on any day from April to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £450

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £160

Single Traveller Supplement - £225

Bike hire - £70

E-Bike Hire - N/A

Additional nights - Price upon request

 

Other Info

 

We feel this trip is suitable for children aged 12 and over, however this is a guideline and will depend on the ability of each child.

 

Trip Code

 

LG412

Rob's Highlights

  • Loch Lomond
  • Riding along Loch Venachar
  • A wild swim
  • The falls of Leny
  • The grave of Rob Roy MacGregor in the churchyard at Balquhidder
  • Pedalling over the viaduct at Glen Ogle
  • Spectacular views of Ben Lawers and the ridge of Munros above Loch Tay
  • The thick, ancient broadleaf woodlands of the Strath Tay

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Balloch

Welcome to Scotland! This Lochs and Glens holiday is leisure cycling in the UK at it's most beautiful. Spend today preparing and relaxing for the next few days. 

Day 2: Balloch to Callander – approx 33 miles

The route heads through the Balloch Country Park: Just before the village of Croftamie, you pick up a cyclepath which leads over Endrick Water. Having crossed the River Forth follow another traffic-free path through Aberfoyle and on up, now on forest trails, over Duke’s Pass. There is a lovely descent through a forest to the shores of Loch Venachar. This final section of the day along Loch Venacher is delightful. Head to the lively town of Callander, straddling the River Teith.

Day 3: Callander to Killin – approx 25 miles

Out of Callander alongside the dashing River Leny to the shores of Loch Lubnaig. Leaving Loch Lubnaig, you’re back on a wee lane towards the village of Balquhidder. Highland view – across Loch Voil. Rob Roy MacGregor strode this landscape in the 18th century. His grave in the churchyard at Balquhidder. Loch Earn to Lochan Lairig Cheilie. The rest of the day’s ride is downhill, to Killin, and the Falls of Dochart.

Day 4: Killin to Pitlochry – approx 38 miles

Killin down to the mighty Loch Tay. For fourteen lovely miles, you wheel along the loch. The village of Kenmore. You follow the Tay – the longest river in Scotland – through the curiously named Appin of Dull, passed Aberfeldy where there’s a distillery. Once over the old railway viaduct at Logierait, you climb out of the Tay valley and then descend, gently down to the River Tummel, and the town of Pitlochry. 

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

3 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers 

Meet & Greet by Bikecation rep

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Bike hire

Drinks

Insurance

Lunches & evening meals

 

 

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

3 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers

Meet & Greet by Bikecation rep

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Bike hire

Drinks

Insurance

Lunches & evening meals

Testimonial - Centre 

 

“That was a truely awesome ride. The views were stunning and we really, really enjoyed ourselves. We will definitely come and do it again soon but next time bring the whole family - thank you so much” - Melissa Cook

 

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