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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 25 people
Destination(s): Scotland  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 594 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 594 Euro (EUR)

This Scottish cycling holiday passes a few of the great Castles of Scotland. You will cycle by Glamis Castle, Scone Palace and Falkland Palace along with the historic St. Andrews. This Scottish cycling holiday is a self guided cycle tour and is graded as a level 2 as it is suitable for beginners and experienced cyclists. You will be staying in 3, 4-star hotels and guest houses. You can always extend your cycling holiday with extra nights in Edinburgh or by traveling further north to the Highlands of Scotland.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Pitlochry a bustling town in the heart of the highland Perthshire countryside surrounded by mountains. Arrive early and visit the fish and dam ladder where salmon make there way upstream to lay eggs. Maybe also visit one of the local whiskey distilleries or just take a relaxing walk by the River.

Day 2: Pitlochry to Alyth 28/35 miles (45/56 km). Today you cycle east up the gentle climb out of the town. Eventually the climb becomes worthwhile with a scenic eight mile descent. This route is very remote and typical of the landscapes of Scotland. Various optional routes allow you to cross too one of the stunning Angus Glens where time seems to stand still and with the Grampian Mountains behind you, each corner will provide a new visual delight. Today is really about wild beautiful Scottish scenery.

Day 3: Alyth Loop to Glamis Castle 27 miles (45 km). Following the lower farm lands as you cycle east with the Grampian mountains providing a wonderful northern scenic splendor. Visit Glamis castle which is everything a castle should be. It was the setting of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and also the birthplace of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Once your visit is complete make your way north and finally west towards Alyth with stunning views of the Grampian mountains on your shoulder.

Day 4: Alyth to St Michaels 33 miles (53 km). Leaving Alyth you cycle south along the undulating lanes, eventually approaching the River Tay and Dundee. Visit the Discovery Center before continuing across the Tay Bridge.

Day 5: St Andrews Loop 11 miles 17 km. A short cycle ride today will take you to St Andrews a historic gem. The Priory, castle, many quaint cobbled streets, sea life center, lovely coastal walks and not forgetting those golf courses.

Day 6: St Michaels to Perth 25/40 miles (40/64 km). Today your cycle tour continues along the shores of the River Tay, mainly using part of the National Cycle Network to Perth. Along this route you can detour to Falkland Palace once a Royal residence and wonder at the fantastic architecture and internal decorations. The Palace also has some wonderful gardens. Check into your accommodation and explore the wonderful City of Perth.

Day 7: Perth Various distances. 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 is the crowning point of all past Scottish Kings and Queens and the famous Stone of Destiny which was once in the gardens, has now been returned to Scotland after the devolution of Scotland from England.

Day 8: Depart. Your tour is complete after breakfast.

Note: Bike rental. We believe we have the best rental bikes available in this region; 24 speed hybrids, racing bikes, electric bikes and tandems.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Tour package: EUR 594
- Single supplement (1 person per room): EUR 272
- Bike Rental: EUR 70
- Extra night in Edinburgh (minimum 2 nights): EUR 85.

Price Includes:
- 7 nights bed and breakfast
- 3,4-star hotels and guest houses
- Information pack
- Routes and maps
- Welcome meeting
- Luggage transfers.

Price Excludes:
- Rental cycle
- Cost before and after tour
- Extra nights
- Single supplement
- Airport transfers
- Travel insurance.

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