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Scotland's Castle Crusade 8 Day Self-Guided Cycling Tour (Level 2)

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  • Scotland

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Scotland - Castle Crusade 8 Days Self-Guided

A tour from Highland Perthshire through the Angus Glens and the Kingdom of Fife. Major attractions are the famous Castle of Glamis ( childhood home of the Queen Mother), Scone Palace the crowning point of all Scottish Kings and Queens, Falkland Palace, St Andrews the home of golf and Blair Castle. Along with this the chance to visit a few whisky distilleries. A tour of great scenery, culture and history.

Tour Character: Level 2

Daily distances up to 65km. Good cycling experience is recommended. Please see the itinerary tab for daily distances.

Included in the Tour: 

  • 7 nights in 3/4 star hotels and guest houses
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Smart Phone App with routes and points of interest 

Not Included: 

  • Drinks, lunches and dinners
  • Bike rental and insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in 'included'
  • Map based cue sheet - 30 EUR 

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

Notes: 

  • Access code for the app is emailed 3 weeks before departure
  • Bike handover is usually 5-5.30pm on day 1. At peak times bikes are pre-deposited at first hotel.
  • Bikes come with pannier bag, map carrier (1 per 2 bikes), inner tube, lock, tools, bottle carrier. We must be notified in advance if guests wish to fix own pedals or saddles to our bikes.
  • Daily departure from April to September

  • Aluminium Roadbike is available to rent on request - 295 EUR

Arrival/ Departure:

  • Pitlochry is reached easily by train from all major airports in Scotland.
  • On departure train from Perth to major Scottish airports. There is also a train station 3 miles from St Michaels to reach Edinburgh.
  • Always check timetables before travel for changes

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  • Day 1

    Arrive in Pitlochry

  • Day 2

    Pitlochry to Alyth/Kirriemuir 27-37-40 miles (43-59-64km)

    After spending some time in Pitlochry, see the Fish and Dam Ladder, the famous outdoor theatre, the Bells distillery or Edradour (Scotland’s smallest distillery). Cycle east up the gentle climb out of the town. Eventually the climb becomes worthwhile with a scenic eight-mile descent. A longer option takes you across too one of the stunning Angus Glens where time seems to stand still and with the Grampians behind you each corner will provide a new visual delight. Tonight, you shall stay in either Alyth or Kirriemuir.

  • Day 3

    Alyth/Kirriemuir Loop 32 miles (51km)

    Following the lower farm lands as you cycle east with the Grampian mountains providing a wonderful northern scenic splendour. Visit Glamis Castle which is everything a castle should be. It was the setting of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and also the birth-place of HM the Queen Mother. After your visit you cycle north towards the Grampian Mountains and then west back to Alyth, the views are magnificent. Kirriemuir is slightly east of Alyth, so if you are staying in Kirriemuir you will first cycle to Alyth.

  • Day 4

    Alyth/Kirriemuir to Dundee 27-30 miles (43-50km )

    Leaving Alyth or Kirriemuir you cycle south along the undulating lanes, eventually approaching the River Tay and Dundee. Dundee is an historic city with several attractions to visit. Why not visit the Discovery centre with captain Scott’s HMS Discovery to explore or the Victoria and Albert Museum.

  • Day 5

    Dundee to St Andrews and return 29miles (46km)

    Today you cross the River Tay and have a gentle ride into St. Andrews. This university town is full of history with its Abbey, Castle, cobbled streets with ancient houses and of course the famous Links being the home of golf.

  • Day 6

    Dundee to Perth 29-41 miles (49-65km)

    First you cross the River Tay and then continue along the shores of the River Tay, mainly using part of the National Cycle Network to Perth. Take a detour to historic Falkland and its Palace, home of Mary Queen of Scots. Check into your Hotel and explore this wonderful city of Perth, enjoy some riverside walks.

  • Day 7

    Perth Loop 29 miles 46km

    A day to relax around the city with many non-cycling activities to occupy you or cycle out to Scone Palace. Scone Palace is full of treasures and a must for those interested in Scottish history. The palace was the crowning point of all past Scottish Kings and Queens. The famous Stone of Destiny was returned here after the devolution of Scotland from England.

  • Day 8

    Your tour is complete after breakfast.

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Jun 09 2024 Jun 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 10 2024 Jun 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 11 2024 Jun 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 12 2024 Jun 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 13 2024 Jun 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 14 2024 Jun 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 15 2024 Jun 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 16 2024 Jun 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 17 2024 Jun 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 18 2024 Jun 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 19 2024 Jun 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 20 2024 Jun 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 21 2024 Jun 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 22 2024 Jun 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 24 2024 Jul 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 25 2024 Jul 02 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 26 2024 Jul 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 27 2024 Jul 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 28 2024 Jul 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 29 2024 Jul 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 01 2024 Jul 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 02 2024 Jul 09 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 03 2024 Jul 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 04 2024 Jul 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 05 2024 Jul 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 06 2024 Jul 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 08 2024 Jul 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 09 2024 Jul 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 10 2024 Jul 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 11 2024 Jul 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 12 2024 Jul 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 13 2024 Jul 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 15 2024 Jul 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 16 2024 Jul 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 17 2024 Jul 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 18 2024 Jul 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 19 2024 Jul 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 20 2024 Jul 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 22 2024 Jul 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 23 2024 Jul 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 24 2024 Jul 31 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 25 2024 Aug 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 26 2024 Aug 02 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 27 2024 Aug 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 29 2024 Aug 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 30 2024 Aug 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Jul 31 2024 Aug 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 01 2024 Aug 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 02 2024 Aug 09 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 03 2024 Aug 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 05 2024 Aug 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 06 2024 Aug 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 07 2024 Aug 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 08 2024 Aug 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 09 2024 Aug 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 10 2024 Aug 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 12 2024 Aug 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 13 2024 Aug 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 14 2024 Aug 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 15 2024 Aug 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 16 2024 Aug 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 17 2024 Aug 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 19 2024 Aug 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 20 2024 Aug 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 21 2024 Aug 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 22 2024 Aug 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 23 2024 Aug 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 24 2024 Aug 31 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 25 2024 Sep 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
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Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 27 2024 Sep 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 28 2024 Sep 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
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Double rooms 1,213€
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Double rooms 1,213€
Aug 31 2024 Sep 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
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Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 02 2024 Sep 09 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 03 2024 Sep 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 04 2024 Sep 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 05 2024 Sep 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 06 2024 Sep 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 07 2024 Sep 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 09 2024 Sep 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 10 2024 Sep 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 11 2024 Sep 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 12 2024 Sep 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 13 2024 Sep 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 14 2024 Sep 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 16 2024 Sep 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 17 2024 Sep 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 18 2024 Sep 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 19 2024 Sep 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 20 2024 Sep 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 21 2024 Sep 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 23 2024 Sep 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 24 2024 Oct 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 25 2024 Oct 02 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 26 2024 Oct 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 27 2024 Oct 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 28 2024 Oct 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€
Sep 30 2024 Oct 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,986€
Double rooms 1,213€

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