Cycling Holidays around the Lochs and Glens

 

 

On our cycling holidays around the Lochs and Glens, you’ll 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, and it’s 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, dramatic waterfalls, wild moorlands, Munros and deep, dark lochs.

While sleepy tea rooms, a distillery tour, welcoming pubs, watching salmon leap, a recreated Iron Age loch dwelling, castles or even refreshing wild swimming may tempt you from the saddle temporarily, it’s never for long, as 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 - £450pp

(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 its 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, the cyclepath leads over Endrick Water, and having crossed the River Forth, you follow another dedicated trail through Aberfoyle and, now on forest tracks, over Duke’s Pass. There is a lovely descent through the forest to the picturesque shores of Loch Venachar, before heading 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, where you’re back on a wee lane towards the village of Balquhidder. Across Loch Voil, the Highlands stretch away. Rob Roy MacGregor boldly strode this landscape in the 18th century, and his grave is in the churchyard at Balquhidder. The next stage covers Loch Earn to Lochan Lairig Cheile, with the rest of the day’s ride downhill to Killin, and the Falls of Dochart.

Day 4: Killin to Pitlochry – approx 38 miles

This stage takes you from Killin down to the mighty Loch Tay. For fourteen lovely miles, you ride along the loch, until the village of Kenmore. Then, following the Tay – the longest river in Scotland, through the curiously named Appin of Dull, you’ll ride past the Aberfeldy distillery. Once over the old railway viaduct at Logierait, you climb out of the Tay valley before descending 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

 

 

 

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

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