Occupying the northern third of the United Kingdom and comprised of nearly 800 individual islands, Scotland is distinguished by its wild beauty. Between the Atlantic and North Seas and within the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands lie the country’s rural farmlands, links courses, sleepy coastal villages, mythical lochs, and medieval castles.
The only thing more vibrant than the green and gold of a Scottish landscape is the culture and history contained therein. The perception that Scotland is all whisky tastings, tartan, kilts, and bagpipes may be a “wee bit” banal, but a cycling tour reveals that gracious Scotsmen embrace—and share—all facets of their culture with pride.
Hand-dived scallops, hot-smoked Scottish salmon, aged local cheese, and buttery shortbread
Craft beers, Scotch whisky, and Irn-Bru, a beloved Scottish soft drink