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UK - Scotland - Lochs and Glens - Self-Guided Family Cycling Holiday

Highlights

  • Watching the sun burn away the mists from Loch Lomond
  • White pudding, Lorne sausage and tattie cakes for breakfast
  • Enjoying an ice cream (or wee dram) at Scotland’s smallest distillery
  • Perth’s georgian buildings
  • Miles of quiet winding lochside roads
  • The spectacular mountain backdrop

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival into Balloch Non Cycling Day    
2 Balloch to Callander 34 Miles / 55 Kms Approx. 1000m B  
3 Callander to Killin 25 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 600m B  
4 Killin to Pitlochry 38 Miles / 61 Kms Approx. 750m B  
5 Pitlochry to Perth 32 Miles / 52 Kms Approx. 500m B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Trip Information

Scotland is renowned for its glistening lochs and majestic glens, and the Lochs and Glens is a wonderful self-guided family cycling tour in the UK that enables you to experience it all by bike! We follow National Cycle Network routes and enjoy riding on traffic-free paths and quiet roads with some sections on cinder trails and well surfaced off-road trails.
Cycling from the pretty village of Balloch, also known as the gateway to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, to Perth on the banks of the river Tay, the route winds its way through the beautiful rolling hills and forests of the Trossachs, passing tranquil lochs and secluded wooded glens. It’s easy to see why they call the Trossachs ‘The Highlands in Miniature’. Stunning scenery abounds as you make your way north alongside the magnificent Grampian mountains, before heading south to finish your journey in the ‘Fair City’ of Perth, so called since the publication of the story of Fair Maid of Perth by Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott in 1828.
Your cycling adventure passes through historic sites of battles and ancient castles and there are also many opportunities to see Scottish wildlife including deer, eagles and osprey, so don’t forget your binoculars! For the adults, if you get a tad thirsty you could always visit a local whisky distillery for a wee dram!
Enjoy the best of Scottish hospitality in the bed and breakfasts and small hotels that provide our overnight stops. This self-guided trip includes transfers, luggage transfers and emergency back-up. We also provide detailed route notes and maps to enable you to do the route under your own steam. Nothing could be simpler!

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 5 days
Return: 05/01/2050

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Trip Summary

Duration:
5 days
Prices From:
$605

Optional

Adult Bike Rental:
$160
Adult Bike Rental:
$160
Child Bike Rental:
$80
Child Bike Rental:
$80
Electric Bike Rental:
$190
Electric Bike Rental:
$190
Single Room:
$210
Single Room:
$210
Sustrans Donation:
$1
Sustrans Donation:
$1
Sustrans Donation:
$5
Sustrans Donation:
$5
Sustrans Donation:
$10
Sustrans Donation:
$10
Sustrans Donation:
$20
Sustrans Donation:
$20

Trip Details

Self-guided

Place to place

4 nights B&B – twin share basis

4 days biking

Luggage transfers

People transfer

Emergency back-up

Minimum 2 people

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Last Updated: 08/07/2015