Classic itinerary day-by-day

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  1. 1. Day one

    Loch Lomond

    Arrive at Loch Lomond on Thursday and check into your hotel located adjacent to the largest freshwater loch in the UK. This is the day to enjoy the spectacular scenery and islands of this stunning location. Take a stroll along the waters edge or a cruise along the loch. If you can add an extra day here at Loch Lomond you will be able to make the most of this unique spot by pedalling north along the loch side and returning by boat.

  2. 2. Day two

    Loch Lomond to Aberfoyle

    Your host will meet you this morning, brief you on your itinerary and fit you to your bikes. Then you are off, leaving Loch Lomond behind to pedal through the Trossachs countryside - sheep clad hills and vales dotted with farms and pretty views. The town of Drymen provides some great refreshment choices as you prepare for the longish hill through forest. Beyond is a free-wheel into Gartmore with it's old world charm and to the banks of the River Forth which leads into Aberfoyle, your stop for the night.

    20 miles (35 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Aberfoyle to Callander

    Today begins with a charge up into the coniferous forests of Queen Elizabeth Park. Your traffic free route rewards you with huge views and tranquil Loch Drunkie. As you roll downhill you have the choice of speeding on along Loch Venachar to Callander or taking a detour to one of the Trossach's great gems, Loch Katrine. Only viewable from a boat, a bike or on foot, this is a magical loch. A short pedal lands you at the pier from where you can take the 1 hour boat trip to the far end of the loch. Take in the view here at the cafe before pedalling back around the loch or returning by boat. Rejoin the route on to Callander and relax overnight in the heart of this bustling little town.

    13 miles, 21 or 34 miles (21, 34 or 54 km)

  4. 4. Day four

    Callander to Killin

    What a great day lies ahead! There's plenty of gorgeous, flat cycling as you head past the Falls of Leny and along the water's edge of Loch Lubnaig. You then pick up a disused railway line that takes you to our favourite foody spot which shouldn't be missed and on to the wonderful Glen Ogle viaduct. This gives you a bird's eye view of Loch Earn and the surrounding mountains well known by Rob Roy as well as a traffic free route to die for. The Falls of Dochart signal you have arrived in the village of Killin where the mountains meet Loch Tay. Your overnight stop is in the heart of the village.

    22 miles (35km)

  5. 5. Day five

    Killin to Kenmore

    Today is all about Loch Tay as you pedal the full length of this huge expanse of water. The ride along a back road is peaceful and undulating with stunning views across the water of mountains and Ben Lawers. Perhaps you will pack a picnic as refreshment stops are minimal until you reach the attractive village of Kenmore at the far end of the loch. Your overnight stay is in the centre of the village where you can hire boats and canoes or fish for your supper.

    17 miles (27 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Kenmore to Pitlochry

    The scene changes for your last day of cycling as you leave lochs behind and follow the highland valleys of the Rivers Tay and Tummel. These wider valleys shelter villages, gardens, castles and distilleries and plenty to stop and explore. Visit 16th Century Castle Menzies and its turrets and cellars, the water mill and whisky distillery in Aberfeldy and the magical woodland gardens with some very large trees at Cluny House. The landscape here is cosy and pretty and the ride flattish for most of the day. You sneak into the highland centre of Pitlochry across the river, just downstream of the salmon ladder and refreshed by the wonders of the Trossachs.

    22 miles (35 km)

  7. 7. Day seven

    Pitlochry to Edinburgh

    Leave your bike in Pitlochry this morning and hop onto the train to reach Edinburgh in a couple of hours. Here your accommodation lies close to the station and the centre of Scotland's capital city. The day is yours to explore as you wish and we give you our top ten tips for enjoying this vibrant and wonderful city.

  8. 8. Day eight

    Depart Edinburgh

    Depart Edinburgh at leisure.

Luxury itinerary day-by-day

  1. 1. Day one

    Loch Lomond

    Arrive at Loch Lomond on Thursday and check into your hotel located adjacent to the largest freshwater loch in the UK. Take a stroll along the waters edge or a cruise along the loch to enjoy the spectacular scenery and islands of this stunning location. If you can add an extra day here at Loch Lomond you will be able to make the most of this unique spot by pedalling north along the loch side and returning by boat.

  2. 2. Day two

    Loch Lomond to Port of Menteith

    Your host will meet you this morning, brief you on your itinerary and fit you to your bikes. Then you are off, leaving Loch Lomond behind to pedal through the Trossachs countryside - sheep clad hills and vales dotted with farms and pretty views. The town of Drymen provides some great refreshment choices as you prepare for the longish hill through forest. Beyond is a free-wheel into Gartmore with it's old world charm and to the Port of Menteith, your stop for the night. Your hotel sits on the banks of the only lake in Scotland.

    27 miles (43 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Port of Menteith to Callander

    Today begins with a charge up into the coniferous forests of Queen Elizabeth Park. Your traffic free route rewards you with huge views and tranquil Loch Drunkie. As you roll downhill you have the choice of speeding on along Loch Venachar to Callander or taking a detour to one of the Trossach's great gems, Loch Katrine. Only viewable from a boat, a bike or on foot, this is a magical loch. A short pedal lands you at the pier from where you can take the 1 hour boat trip to the far end of the loch. Take in the view here at the cafe before pedalling back around the loch or returning by boat. Rejoin the route on to Callander and relax overnight in your riverside hotel in the heart of this bustling little town.

    18, 26 or 38 miles (29, 42 or 61 km)

  4. 4. Day four

    Callander to Ballquhidder

    There's plenty of gorgeous, flat cycling as you head past the Falls of Leny and along the water's edge of Loch Lubnaig. Little breaks the silence here of forest and water. Reaching the little settlement of Balquhidder you can find the grave of Rob Roy before turning along a tiny road on the dreamy shores of Loch Voil. This is the Trossachs at their best. At the head of the loch lies your hotel - make tracks here in good time to enjoy this fantastic hotel and location.

    17 miles (27km)

  5. 5. Day five

    Balquhidder to Ardeonaig

    What a great day lies ahead! You pick up a disused railway line that takes you past our favourite foody spot and on to the wonderful Glen Ogle viaduct. This gives you a bird's eye view of Loch Earn and the surrounding mountains well known by Rob Roy as well as a traffic free route to die for. The Falls of Dochart signal you have arrived in the village of Killin where the mountains meet Loch Tay. You pedal breifly along the loch to reach your waterside hotel.

    22 miles (35 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Ardeonaig to Fortingall

    Today is a ride of two halves as this morning you pedal the length of Loch Tay, a huge expanse of water. The ride along a back road is peaceful and undulating with stunning views across the water of mountains and Ben Lawers. Reach the attractive village of Kenmore at the far end of the loch for a lunch time stop and the option of hiring boats and canoes or fishing for your supper. Head on along the flat and delightful Lyon valley for a different scene, little known and cosy. Your characterful hotel nestles in the valley.

    18 miles or (29km)

  7. 7. Day seven

    Fortingall to Pitlochry

    The scene changes for your last day of cycling as you leave lochs behind and follow the highland valleys of the Rivers Tay and Tummel. These wider valleys shelter villages, gardens, castles and distilleries and plenty to stop and explore. Visit 16th Century Castle Menzies and its turrets and cellars, the water mill and whisky distillery in Aberfeldy and the magical woodland gardens with some very large trees at Cluny House. The landscape here is cosy and pretty and the ride flattish for most of the day. Refreshed by the wonders of the Trossachs, you sneak into the highland centre of Pitlochry across the river, where your castle stay is located just downstream of the salmon ladder.

    23 miles (37km)

  8. 8. Day eight

    Pitlochry to Edinburgh

    Leave your bike in Pitlochry this morning and hop onto the train to reach Edinburgh in a couple of hours. Here you have a choice of city centre hotel or something a tad more rural on the edge of the capital city. The day is yours to explore as you wish and we give you our top ten tips for enjoying this vibrant and wonderful city.

  9. 9. Day nine

    Depart Edinburgh

    Depart Edinburgh at your leisure.