Rob Roy Country

Rob Roy Country

Tijdens deze populaire tour ontdekt u het mooie gebied tussen de Highlands en Lowlands. U fietst van het stadje Perth aan de rivier  door de ruige Grampian Mountains en komt dan in een wereld van heuvels en valleien in de omgeving van Loch Katrine. Vanaf Lochearnhead geniet u van het prachtige uitzicht op de lochs en bergen in de Trossachs. U kunt onderweg een boottochtje op een stoomschip maken, bij het graf van Rob Roy kijken op een schitterende plek, extra tochtjes maken over speciale fietsroutes in het Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, de oudste distilleerderij van Schotland bezoeken en dan doemt het indrukwekkende Stirling Castle op en bent u op uw eindbestemming.

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 – CRIEFF 20/28ml (32/45km)
Before leaving Perth perhaps visit Scone Palace and Huntingtower castle. Afterwards take an easy ride through quiet countryside to the small town of Crieff. Do not miss the chance to visit the award winning visitor centre of Glenturret Distiller.

Day 3. CRIEFF – LOCHEARNHEAD 20ml(32km)
As you leave Crieff stop for a tour of the Stuart Crystal Factory. Then follow the valley of the River Earn, through Comrie and along lovely quiet road on the south shore of Loch Earn to arrive at the small lochside village of Lochearnhead.

Cycle south through Strathyre, visit Rob Roy’s Grave at Balquhidder and then follow the river to the small village of Strathyre. From there continue into Strathyre Forest for a scenic journey past Loch Lubnaig to Callander.

Day 5. CALLANDER – ABERFOYLE 23/31/36ml (37/50/58km)
An early start along the south shore of Loch Venachar to Loch Katrine for a sail on the steamer SS Sir Walter Scott. Alight at Stronachlacher Pier and perhaps take a detour to Loch Lomond before the journey through the forest to Aberfoyle.

Day 6. ABERFOYLE – STIRLING 23ml/34ml (39km/62km)
Five miles east of Aberfoyle is Scotland’s only lake, the Lake of Mentieth. On the largest of its three islands is the ruined Inchmahome Priory. Founded in 1238 it was a haven for many famous people including Mary Queen of Scots. Continue on to Doune Castle, stop at Dunblane to visit the Cathedral and then head for Stirling. Mighty Stirling Castle dominates the skyline as you approach this historic town. A longer scenic route follows the cycle way to south to Gartness before turning east passing near the Gargunnock and Fintry Hills and through the Carron Valley to Stirling.

Day 7. Rest day STIRLING.
Stirling is Scotland’s newest city and one of its most historic. There are many attractions to visit on your rest day: Stirling Castle, Bannockburn, the National Wallace Monument, the Church of the Holy Rude – all icons of Scotland’s royal and often tempestuous past.

Day 8. Depart STIRLING.