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Scotland Golf + Bike Tour

Cycling and Championship Courses from St. Andrews to Perthshire

6 days / 5 nights Level: 1Price From: $6,295Collection: Classic, Specialty

Tour Highlights

  • Spend three days in St. Andrews, the home of golf
  • Bike the most beautiful parts of Scotland, from the Kingdom of Fife to the pretty rolling hills of Perthshire
  • Play golf on three championship courses: the Castle Course, Jubilee Course, and your choice of the King’s Course or PGA Centenary Course
  • Experience two quintessentially Scottish properties: the charming Rufflets St. Andrews and luxurious Gleneagles Hotel

Eat

The misunderstood delicacy haggis, tablet (a fudge-like confection), Scotch eggs, and buttery shortbread

Drink

Craft beers, Scotch whisky, and Irn-Bru, a beloved Scottish soft drink

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Scotland!

    Meet your guides at the Edinburgh Airport for a transfer to St. Andrews, a Scottish seaside town known as the world-famous home of golf. We’ll start with a guided walking tour that visits the cathedral ruins—at one time Scotland’s largest church—and the British Golf Museum, which tells the story of the sport since its origins in medieval times. Walk the links of the Old Course or get warmed up on the bike with a ride around town. This evening, we’ll gather for a traditional first dinner at our country house hotel.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Edinburgh, St. Andrews
    Accomplished: 10 miles / 16 km, elevation gain: 150 meters
    Accommodations: Rufflets St. Andrews

  • Day 2

    St. Andrews Castle Course

    Begin the day with a morning ride along the coastline of Fife. We’ll hop off our bikes for a coffee stop along the way and visit such charming villages as Kingsbarns, named for its origin as the grain storage facility for the Palace at Falkland. Pedal on quiet roads through Scotland’s iconic green farmland all the way to lunch back in St. Andrews. Afterwards, we’ll trade our bikes for clubs and spend the afternoon on the newest addition to the St. Andrews Links—the Castle Course—set on a rugged clifftop with never-ending coastal views. The feature hole is the par three 17th, played across a ravine into the prevailing wind.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Kingsbarns, St. Andrews
    Accomplished: 22 miles / 35 km, elevation gain: 225 meters
    Accommodations: Rufflets St. Andrews

  • Day 3

    The Jubilee Course

    Today we’ll cycle some of the prettiest parts of the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland’s capital for six centuries with the castles and cathedrals to prove it. Visit the village of Ceres and have a coffee or tea by the fire at The Peat Inn. After an early lunch, it’s time for a round on the Jubilee Course at St. Andrews. It was built in 1897 and named in honor of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The “Jub” was once intended for “beginners and ladies,” but has since garnered a reputation as one of the hardest courses in St. Andrews.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Ceres, St. Andrews
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 25 km, elevation gain: 220 meters
    Accommodations: Rufflets St. Andrews

  • Day 4

    Straddling the Scottish Highlands

    This morning we make our way out of Fife and ride to the edge of the Scottish Highlands. First, we’ll transfer to Dundee for a visit to the V&A design museum, a new but no less iconic landmark designed by architect Kengo Kuma, or the majestic Scone Palace, the coronation site of the King of Scots known for an outstanding collection of antiques. Pedal the gently rolling landscape to Perthshire and pause at the Tullibardine Distillery for an education in single malt whisky (plus a taste or two). This afternoon, settle into The Gleneagles Hotel, a beloved luxury property with a full-service spa and a proud collection of courses.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Dundee, Perthshire
    Accomplished: 38 miles / 62 km, elevation gain: 545 meters
    Accommodations: The Gleneagles Hotel

  • Day 5

    One Last Round of Golf

    The Gleneagles Hotel is located in one of Scotland’s most beautiful locales, so it’s a pleasure to explore Perthshire on two wheels. We’ll tour the verdant valleys around the hotel and return in time for lunch at the clubhouse. You’re faced with a choice for your final game of the week: play the King’s Course, where each hole has a cheeky Scottish name. The Het Girdle (or Hot Pan), for example, is a tricky par three with challenges everywhere but the green. Your other option is the PGA Centenary designed by Jack Nicklaus—and the setting for the 2014 Ryder Cup. Enjoy a final dinner together at The Strathearn, a timeless restaurant overflowing with elegance and history.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Perthshire
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 25 km, elevation gain: 200 meters
    Accommodations: The Gleneagles Hotel

  • Day 6

    Back to Edinburgh

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel this morning, followed by a transfer back to Edinburgh and onto your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Edinburgh Pick-Up Location: Edinburgh Airport
Departure Details

Airport City: Edinburgh Drop-Off Location: Edinburgh Airport
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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 2 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Additional Inclusions

  • Three rounds of championship golf
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