Scotland Bike Tour

  • Region: Greater Europe
  • Destination: Scotland
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 nights
  • Level: Two
  • Price From: $4695
  • Single Supplement: $800
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Aug 26 - Aug 31, 2017 $4695 Call to book
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Welcome to a world of wild beauty and welcoming people on DuVine’s Scotland bike tour. Explore sleepy coastal villages in the Kingdom of Fife, rural farmlands in Perthshire, and serene landscapes in the Scottish Highlands. Delve into the region’s rich culture and history with visits to famous sites, tastings of Scotland’s finest whisky, and conversations with local personalities. Sleep in beautiful boutique hotels that exemplify the kind hospitality of the Scottish people. Awaken your taste buds with the flavors of this land: island seafood, highland beef and lowland cheeses, not to mention the quintessential haggis and freshly-landed fish and chips. Wash it all down with the regions many craft beers and world-famous whiskies. Come to enjoy just a wee bit of what this country has to offer.

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Tour by Day

Day One: The Costal Route of Fife
Welcome to Scotland! Your guides will pick you up in Edinburgh before transferring you a short distance across the Firth of Forth to the charming coastal village of Elie. Enjoy a welcome toast, map overview, and bike fitting in the charming harbor before we begin our ride along the quiet coastal roads. Remember to stay on the left side of the road as we venture past the fishing communities of the East Neuk of Fife. Stop in Anstruther for a delicious lunch featuring the local catch, then continue on into the medieval town of St. Andrews. Our luxury boutique hotel, an idyllic, turreted mansion house set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens, awaits our arrival. Dine in the hotel’s fine restaurant tonight and make sure to enjoy their famous sticky toffee dessert.

Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Elie, St. Monens, Anstruther, St. Andrews
Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km
Accommodations: Rufflets Country House Hotel

Day Two: Deep in the Kingdom of Fife
Our adventure begins with a gentle climb from the hotel into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Cycle through rolling farmlands, past old stone bridges, and along tree lined lanes to the picturesque village of Ceres – stopping to take pictures of the beautiful scenery. Take in the amazing views of the coast along the ridge-top route back to St. Andrews. Relax over local delicacies at The Seafood Restaurant, with magnificent views of West Sands, the Old Course and the North Sea. After lunch, we will enjoy a guided tour of St. Andrews Cathedral, the University, and The Old Course. Stroll along the chic boutiques that line Market and North Streets or head back to our hotel to relax before dinner. Tonight we’ll eat a traditional meal with the locals in town.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Ceres, North Sea, St. Andrews
Accomplished: 25 miles / 40 km
Accommodations: Rufflets Country House Hotel

Day Three: The Perthshire Farmlands 
Heading north, we’ll transfer 45 minutes to start our ride from the village of Pitcairngreen. Meandering along the rural farmland, the most traffic we’ll see this morning is from tractors, fellow cyclists, or highland cattle. Learn the meaningful origins of the names for local sites and fauna from our local guides. Arrive in Dunkeld to admire the cathedral and have a bite to eat.  Follow the River Tay to Aberfeldy distillery for a fun and informative whisky tasting. Enter into the Highlands on our way to our hotel in Fortingall. Choose to relax in your room, have a pint in the hotel’s authentic bar, or visit the nearby Yew Tree and ancient chapel before heading to a memorable dinner.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Pitcairngreen, Dunkled, Aberfeldy, Weem, Fortingall
Accomplished: 36 miles / 57 km
Accommodations: Fortingall Hotel

Day Four: Loch Rannoch & the Tay Valley
Today is packed with the best of the Highland scenery. Follow the River Lyon before cruising around the iconic mountain of Schiehallion. Capture the rich flora of the area, especially the heathers, mosses, and blaeberries. Savor a well-deserved gourmet lunch by Kinloch Rannoch. Cycle a lovely winding road above the River and Loch Tummel, passing The Queen’s View, named after Queen Victoria’s visit in 1860. Arrive at the impressive Fonab Castle, perched above the beautiful Loch Faskally and the town of Pitlochry, our home for the final two nights in the Highlands. A late afternoon outing to a local brewery, Moulin, is an option before we head into town for a dinner on your own. Our guides will gladly give you a few tips on where to find the best haggis in town if you haven’t already tried it.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Kinloch Rannoch
Accomplished: 38 miles / 61 km
Accommodations: Fonab Castle

Day Five: Blair Castle
Our final ride is a spectacular one, taking us through the rolling hills of Perthshire. Arriving at the impressive Blair Castle we will explore this ancestral home of the Clan Murray and the paintings, hunting trophies, furniture, and needlework that was collected over many generations. Learn about the Atholl Highlanders, the private army of the Duke of Atholl, and the only legal private army in Europe at the Castle site as well. Chat about our recent discoveries as we enjoy a nice lunch before heading back to Pitlochry via the famous Pass of Killiecrankie. Toast to a wonderful week of unforgettable memories during our final dinner at the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Blair Atholl, Moulin, Pitlochry
Accomplished: 38 miles / 61 km
Accommodations: Fonab Castle

Day Six: Transfer to Edinburgh
After a full Scottish breakfast, take one final stroll around the Loch Faskally or go shopping for a wool kilt or cashmere scarf in Pitlochry.  We leave the castle and transfer south to Edinburgh Airport where we will bid you farewell!

Meals: Breakfast