Lochs and Bens

Lochs and Bens

Hoge bergtoppen, lochs, die liggen te schitteren en romantische dalen zijnbepalend voor deze route. Er zijn onderweg ook mooie boswandelingen en natuurwandelingen, kastelen en andere hele oude monumenten. Bezoek leuke historische stadjes als Dunkeld, pittoreske dorpjes als Fortingall en de t vredige stadjes Kenmore of Killin.Falls In Killin hebt u een rustdag zodat u de horizontale waterval Falls of Dochart kunt bewonderen en u zou ook kunnen gaan fietsen door de prachtige Glen Ogle of Glen Lochay . Er is ontzettend veel te zien en het is niet zo’n inspannende tocht.

De korte routebeschrijving

Day 1 Arrive Perth
Perhaps time to stroll to the shops, walk by the River Tay or climb Kinnoull Hill for a magnificent view of Perth and the Tay Valley. Evening: collect cycles and equipment, route briefing

Day 2 Perth – Dunkeld
Cycle two miles from Perth to visit Scone Palace, a treasure house of furniture, ivories, fine porcelain, needlework and the unique Vernis Martin. From there you cycle north through the rolling farmland of Perthshire to the historic Cathedral town of Dunkeld, situated on the banks of the River Tay. It has a peaceful character and charmingly restored eighteenth century houses forming a small Square. Cathedral Street leads from there to the partly restored Cathedral construction of which began in 1318. Distance: 26 ml (42 km)

Day 3 Dunkeld – Aberfeldy
You are never far from the swift flowing River Tay. Leave Dunkeld passing the Cathedral and follow the path along its north bank: join the quiet road northward to cross the river by an old railway bridge at Logierait. From there to Strathtay, a popular spot with canoeists and river rafters. Continue by the river to the small village of Weem. Only a short distance now to cross General Wade’s Bridge into Aberfeldy. Visit the Distillery or explore the beautiful walks in the “Birks of Aberfeldy”. Distance: 20 ml (32 km)

Day 4 Aberfeldy – Killin
Leave Aberfeldy by General Wade’s Bridge and stop to visit Castle Menzies, the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies, currently being restored. Past Drummond Forest to the conservation village of Kenmore at the eastern end of Loch Tay. Visit the Crannog Exhibition which illustrates life on the Loch in the Bronze Age. By taking the south shore road you can enjoy to the full the unrivalled beauty of the Lochs and Bens on the way to Killin. Distance: 24 ml (39 km)

Day 5 Rest Day Killin
Visit the Falls of Dochart, sail on the Loch, walk in the quiet countryside or journey to the Trossachs to visit Rob Roy Grave at Balquidder and Callander. Distance: 24/50 ml (39/80 km)

Day 6 Killin – Fortingall
A choice of routes, either a climb and scenic ride through Glen Lochy and Glen Lyon or take the shorter easy way along the north shore of Loch Tay. Your destination is the village of Fortingall with its picturesque thatched cottages and 3,000 year old Yew TreeDistance: 18/28/35 ml (29/45/56 km)

Day 7 Fortingall – Pitlochry
A moderate climb over the hills to Loch Tummel but you are rewarded with magnificent views and a level ride by the quiet south shore road. Perhaps pause to cross River Tummel and visit the Queen’s View Visitor Centre. From there it is a short distance to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry nestling in the shadow of the mountain Schiehallion. There are plenty of things to see including Blair Castle, the Dam and Fish Ladder, two distilleries and the Festival Theatre. Distance: 21 ml (34 km)

Day 8 Depart Pitlochry