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Scotland Family Lochs & Castles 7 Day Self-Guided Cycling Tour (Level 1)

  • 7days
  • Scotland

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Family Lochs and Castles 7 Day Cycling Tour

This tour has been designed for families of all ages but also for couples who might find other trips too difficult. Using as many cycle paths and minor roads as possible to allow safe cycling but also designing the route to include interesting places to visit while on tour. You will have the chance to sail on a historic steamer boat on Loch Katrine, visit a medieval castle, visit a grand castle fully furnished with grand furniture, paintings and armoury, explore the grounds and adventure play areas and all this while in stunning scenery.

If you are not young of age then you shall get the chance to visit two whisky distilleries. This bike adventure takes you through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the first of its kind in Scotland, it is also Rob Roy country, the McGregor Chieftain who ruled the region in late 17th century. His Grave can be found close to the cycle route via a short detour.

Tour Character: Level 1-2

Daily distances up to 38km. Suitable for any rider. Please see the itinerary tab for daily distance breakdowns. 

Included in the Tour:

  • 6 nights in 3/4 star hotels/ guesthouses and inns
  • Breakfast
  • Tour information Pack
  • Smart phone app with routes
  • Luggage transfer 

Not included:

  • Drinks, lunches and dinners
  • Bike rental and insurance
  • Map based cue sheet - 30 EUR
  • Transfers to/ from the start/ end point

If you would like to rent a Scott Hybrid Bike (140 EUR), E-Bike (265 EUR) or Kids Bike (100 EUR), please contact [email protected] when booking

Notes: 

  • Daily departure from April to September
  • Child discounts is sharing a room with 2 adults: 11-14 years 25%, 3-10 years 50%, 0-2 free
  • Children must be minimum 6 years old to cycle
  • Access code for the Smart Phone app is emailed 3 weeks before departure
  • Bike handover is usually at 5.00-5.30pm on Day 1, if delayed the first hotel is advised
  • Bikes come with pannier bag, map carrier (1 per 2 bikes), inner tube, lock, tools, bottle carrier
  • Booking Change charge - 50€ if > 30 days before departure 

Arrival/ Departure: 

  • By train from Glasgow or Edinburgh to Stirling and the bus or taxi to Callander (total time approx 1.5-2 hours)
  • Arrivals into Glasgow Prestwick airport by train to Stirling last train around 19.30 , train every hour, then by local bus or taxi to Callander.
  • Return Pitlochry to Edinburgh by train leaves around 11am – approx. 13.20 arrival
  • Train Pitlochry – Glasgow Prestwick leaves 11am arrives airport approx 15.45
  • Train Edinburgh – Glasgow Prestwick airport. Trains each hour , journey 2 hours

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  • Day 1

    Arrive in Callander (40 miles North of Edinburgh)

  • Day 2

    Tour of the Trossachs – 35km

    Cycling alongside Loch Venachar with the hills on either side sparkling in the loch. We are making our way to Loch Katrine, a beautiful remote loch where you can take a ride on a steamer boat which was built in 1872. After your ride on the boat return back to Callander on mostly cycle trials .

  • Day 3

    Callander to Killin -35km

    Today we follow the National Cycle Network north alongside Loch Lubnaig towards Strathyre and nice place for a coffee break. You then continue on the cycle way north where we continue over the gentle climb of Glen Ogle before descending to Killin. The waterfall, Falls of Dochart here is really spectacular and many people sit on the rocks and watch the cascading waters pass by.

  • Day 4

    Killin to Aberfeldy 38km

    Cycling alongside Loch Tay which is around 27km long to Kenmore and maybe a visit to the Scottish Crannog Centre which shows life on the Loch during the bronze age. Then continue passing Castle Menzies to Aberfeldy. Just before you enter Aberfeldy you cross a famous bridge built by General Wade and part of the network or army roads built by the English in the 18th century.

  • Day 5

    Aberfeldy to Pitlochry - 24km

    Today you have a shorter ride to allow time to explore Pitlochry on arrival. Before setting off today though visit the whisky distillery. You start cycling along the River Tay valley when the you the turn north to Pitlochry. A few short hills await you before you reach Pitlochry.

  • Day 6

    Pitlochry Loop 26km

    Here there is much to see and do, two whisky distilleries to visit one the world’s smallest. The Fish and Dam Ladder allowing salmon to jump the dam wall. Many shops to visit along with many pubs and bars. For those who wish to cycle it’s worth the short trip to Blair Castle one of Scotland’s grand castles and home of the Duke of Athol and his family. Follow this turbulent history as you walk from room to room. There are fabulous gardens and many walking trails available. You then cycle back towards Pitlochry where you can visit the Killiecrankie visitor centre, which shows the history behind the Jacobite raising.

  • Day 7

    Depart after breakfast

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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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Double rooms 1,038€
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