The castles of Rob Roy

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Tour

Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Distance

169Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Total Km 169 / 226

1st day: Perth
Individual arrival in Perth. Free time for a walk in the city center, along the Tay river or a climb to Kinnoull Hill from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Perth and the Tay valley. In the late afternoon, informational meeting for the delivery of rental bikes and illustration of the route.

2nd day: Perth – Crieff (32/45 km)
Before leaving Perth you can visit Scone Palace and Huntingtower Castle. The first stage on the bike is easy and runs through the quiet countryside towards the small town of Crieff. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the award-winning Glenturret distillery.

3rd day: Crieff – Lochearnhead (32 km)
The first stop after leaving Crieff will be the Stuart crystal factory. Then continue along the Earn river valley, through Comrie and cycling on the quiet roads of the southern bank of Loch Earn to the small village of Lochearnhead overlooking the lake.

4th day: Lochearnhead – Callander (29 km)
Departure by bike heading south through Strathyre. Visit Rob Roy's grave in Balquhidder and then continue along the river to the small village of Strathyre. From here, cycle through the Strathyre forest starting a beautiful route from Loch Lubnaig to Callander.

5th day: Callander – Aberfoyle (37/58 km)
The day begins early with a bike ride along the southern shore of Loch Venachar towards Loch Katrine and then embark on the steamboat Sir Walter Scott. Docking at Stronachlacher Pier and the opportunity to tour Loch Lomond before starting the hike through the forest to Aberfoyle.

6th day: Aberfoyle – Stirling (39/62 km)
8 km east of Aberfoyle lies Scotland's only lake, the lake of Menteith (the only one to be called a lake and not a loch). On the largest of its three islands are the ruins of Inchmahome priory. Founded in 1238, it was a paradise for many famous people including the queen Mary Stuart of Scotland. Continue towards Doune Castle with a stop in Dunblane to visit the cathedral and then proceed to Stirling. From afar, the imposing Stirling Castle looming over the city can already be seen. A long and scenic road leads south to Gartness before turning east passing near Gargunnock and Fintry Hills and through the Carron Valley before Stirling.

7th day: Stirling – free day
Stirling is one of Scotland's most recent and historical cities. Today there is time to visit the city: the castle, Bannockburn where the battle for Scottish independence was held, the Wallace National Monument, the Holy Rude church founded in the 12th century: all iconic of the Scottish kingdom and its tempestuous past. The city also offers unexpected places, from a prison to a brewery. Museums and galleries range from archaeology to contemporary Scottish art.

8th day: Stirling
After breakfast, end of services

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 42 days of departure
  • 75%
  • From 21 to 42 days before departure
  • 60%
  • From 14 to 21 days before departure
  • 40%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

The castles of Rob Roy

  • To discover the lands of Rob Roy, the Scottish Robin Hood, the border lands that separate the Scottish Highlands from the Lowlands.
  • To cycle through the Grampians, Venacher, Achray and Kathrine lakes surrounded by hills and valleys.
  • To admire the splendid Scottish landscapes, the mountains, and lakes in the "Trossachs", commonly referred to as "the miniature Highlands".
  • To taste some local whiskey and get closer to Scottish traditions
  • To visit Rob Roy's tomb at Balquidder, climb on the steamboat "Sir Walter Scott" on Lake Kathrine.
  • To live an unforgettable bicycle tour of Scotland.

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🙋 Frequently asked questions

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