A 4 Night Walking / Cycling Break in the Scottish Highlands
This short break combines two days walking and one day cycling in the Trossachs and Breadalbane, one of the loveliest parts of the highlands, but so easy to get to from either Glasgow or Edinburgh. Starting and finishing at Callander, the first two days take you over mountain passes frequented by the highland legend and cattle chief, Rob Roy McGregor, passing by three splendid freshwater lochs. Then you have a day making your way back to your starting point by mountain bike on good off-road cycle tracks through glens and alongside lochs and fast flowing rivers.
A perfect way to enjoy a few days in the peace and tranquility of the Scottish Highlands. As with all of our holidays and short breaks, accommodation is in good quality bed and breakfasts or small hotels. Prices include, accommodation, written maps and guides, fitted mountain bikes, and door to door luggage transfer.
Loch Tay and Killin
Trossachs Trundle - Suggested Itinerary (4 Nights)
|Day 1||Arrive Callander||One hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow by car (or we can arrange transfers from Stirling or the airports or advise on appropriate public transport).|
|Day 2||Brig o'Turk to Balquhidder
|A short transfer by car, then a walk through Glen Finglas and over a pass to Glen Buckie, overlooked by the distinctive Ben Ledi. Arrive at Balquhidder, once the home of Rob Roy McGregor, and now his burial place by the side of Loch Voil|
|Day 3||Balquhidder to Killin
|Over Kirkton Glen by another mountain pass by a beautiful little lochan (ideal for a picnic), then down into Glen Dochart and through woodland to Killin on the edge of Loch Tay|
|Day 4||Killin to Callander on bikes
|Your mountain bike (provided by Mounter Bikes) will be ready for you to leave in the morning for a 40 kilometre off-road cycle ridethrough wonderful mountain scenery back to Callander. You can also go off route on some quiet country lanes to explore the banks of Loch Earn or Loch Voil|
|Day 5||Depart Callander|
Price for this itinerary
£305 per person
(2 people sharing & subject to availability)
As with all our holidays and short walking breaks, the itinerary can be adapted to suit your own specific needs. Accommodation is in good quality bed and breakfasts or small hotels. Prices include, accommodation, written maps and guides, and door to door luggage transfer.
The start and finish points for the Trossachs Trundle is Callander. The nearest big town is Stirling, on the main rail network, and only 30 minutes by train or bus from Glasgow or Edinburgh. At Stirling, the bus stance is right next to the railway station. From here, Firstbus service no. 59 takes about 45 minutes to reach Callander. There are additional buses, some of which run on Sundays, and quite late daily (see the Travelline Scotland web site and use the journey planner).