Enjoy a leisurely cycle tour of rural Scotland
Enjoy Scottish scenery on quiet roads
Stop along the way and be amazed by the scenery
Cycle on safe National Cycle Network routes
Keep your eyes open for golden eagles, ospreys and other local animals

Guided Scotland Lochs and Glens

Duration
7 days
Site savings
$37
From
$1,794 USD

Enjoy an easygoing 7-day tour of scenic Scotland and its glistening lochs and majestic glens through this wonderful fully guided cycling holiday that enables you to experience it all by bike! The tour follows National Cycle Network routes where the ride can be relished on traffic-free paths and quiet roads with some sections on cinder trails and well surfaced off-road trails.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Rugged
  • Distance
    195.1 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    39 miles
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The cycling starts from the pretty village of Balloch, also known as the gateway to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. It finishes at Inverness, the "capital" of the Highlands. On this 7-day sojourn, 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 enter the Highlands and Cairngorms National Park with magnificent views of the Grampian Mountains along the way. Picturesque Highland villages and ski resort towns lie ahead, with a terrific diversity of well-surfaced forest tracks, quiet scenic roads, and plenty of off-road cycle paths allowing you to comfortably take in the gradual changes in landscape.

You will cycle through historic battle sites, past ancient castles and bronze age burial sites, as well as Britain's first open air museum dedicated to Highland life through the centuries, all directly on our route. There are also many opportunities to see Scottish wildlife at its best including deer, red squirrels, eagles and osprey, so don’t forget your binoculars! If you get a tad thirsty you could always visit a local whisky distillery for a wee dram, with the route passing through some famous whisky-producing areas like Speyside.

Enjoy the very best of Scottish hospitality in the bed and breakfasts and small hotels that provide our overnight stops, as well as the legendary picnic lunches provided by our guides.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • GPX files available upon request
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Full support service including a guide qualified in First Aid and a back up vehicle carrying spares, snacks and extra equipment not needed on your bike
  • Access to an App for holiday information
  • Scheduled train station transfers on arrival and departure days
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees to cultural or historical sites and visitor centres
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Bar bills, telephone calls, souvenirs etc
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available