This road cycling tour is grand in every way. With 3,000 feet of climbing on each of the four days, it’s certainly a big physical challenge. The route traverses the full range of iconic Scottish landscapes, from epic mountains and lochs to forests and sweeping sand dunes. The reward at the end of each 'not so gentle' day is well worth the effort, with stays in Scotland’s finest luxury hotels.

With so much to see and do along the way, the option of staying two nights in each hotel comes highly recommended. Play on the world-famous golf courses, sample an award-winning 'wee dram' of whisky at a local distillery, take a flight in a sea plane over the Trossachs’ glens, visit historic castles and unspoilt medieval villages, explore the historic and culturally vibrant city of St. Andrews, or spend the day in tranquility with a spot of fishing on the lochs. Nothing could be grander!

For further details of your route, see luxury hotel itinerary.

Holiday details

Price from
Luxury £2,680 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
Dinner at Kinloch House Hotel. GPS units. Carbon fibre road bikes.  See what’s included as standard
Duration
5 nights
Start & Finish
Starts daily from Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterader and finishes at Cameron House, Loch Lomond. Gleneagles station where we will meet you is 1 hour north of Glasgow and 1.5 hours from Edinburgh. Loch Lomond is 40 minutes by train to Glasgow. We can also arrange private transfers to/from the airport to the hotels or from Glasgow or Edinburgh stations
Hotels
Luxury Scotland’s finest - Gleneagles Hotel Auchterader, The Old Course Hotel St Andrews, Kinloch House Blairgowrie, Cromlix Dunblane and Cameron House Loch Lomond
Activity level
Not so gentle cycling. More info...
Self-guided
This tour is priced without a guide and you are free to explore on your own.  If you would like a guide for part or all of your trip, we are happy to provide a knowledgeable, local guide
Mileage
4 days of cycling 53 miles (85 km) per day with 3,000 – 3,500 feet of climbing per day. Additional 4 days of circular cycling routes available (2 nights stay in each hotel)
Terrain
Road cycling, hills aplenty!
Traffic-free
Most roads are minor; some short sections on busier roads
Options
  • Cycling butler. This tour is offered with the exclusive services of your very own cycling butler. He is on hand to: set up pit stops along the route, with healthy snacks, hot drinks, energy bars, and drinks; transport your wet weather gear and have dry towels on hand; give advice on the best spots to take pictures; pick up any weary cyclists and transfer them to the destination hotel, inform on the latest weather forecasts and arrange services such as a massage at the end of the day. Please ask for further details.

  • Stay an additional night at each hotel, and choose to take one of our circular cycling routes, or take a break from the saddle and enjoy a round of golf, loch fishing, castle spotting and a sea plane flight over the Trossachs’ glens. Or simply take the day off and relax