Scotland’s new cycle tour takes in whisky, historic castles and poetry

Scotland's new cycle tour takes in whisky, historic castles and poetry

A brand new 84-mile cycle route in Scotland has launched, taking in quiet nation roads by means of picturesque areas resembling Caerlaverock Fortress and Nature Reserve, the 12 Apostles, Drumlanrig Fortress and Scotland’s highest village. It is a three-day tour the place cyclists will be taught concerning the nation’s whiskies, meals, historical past and nationwide poet, Robert Burns.

The Whisky and Burns Biking Tour is a brand new method to discover south-west Scotland. It is a three-day guided tour that begins within the coastal city of Powfoot and covers round 30 miles every day on primarily quiet, nation roads. Designed for leisurely cycles by means of landscapes that impressed writers and poets, the tour unfolds in a area that is well-known for world-class whiskies, historic castles and nature reserves teeming with wildlife.

Discover grand castles and misty countryside ©Galloways Biking Firm

Highlights embrace a tour of Annandale Distillery, a visit to Caerlaverock Fortress and nature reserve, and a journey by means of the market city of Dumfries, the place cyclists can comply with within the poet Robert Burns’ footsteps with a go to to the Globe Inn and Robert Burns Centre. There’s additionally the prospect to see Moat Brae, the inspiration for J.M Barrie’s Neverland in Peter Pan, in addition to the mysterious 12 Apostles stone circle, Morton and Drumlanrig castles and Wanlockhead, Scotland’s highest village the place you will additionally discover the nation’s highest pub.

Flagstones wined towards the The Globe Inn which was Robert Burns’ favourite pub
Cyclists will go to the city of Dumfries and might cease off for a pint or whisky at The Globe Inn which was reportedly Robert Burns’ favorite pub ©Go to Scotland

The pedal-powered tour is appropriate for cyclists of all skills, although the go to to Wanlockhead on the third day requires a very good stage of health to handle the steep roads. If that is not your cup of tea, day three might be custom-made for you. The tour is organized by Galloways Biking Firm, a family-run bike tour firm who was not too long ago named ‘Greatest Out of doors Expertise’ within the West of Scotland from the nation’s tourism board.

The Bruce Memorial in the Galloway Hills at Glentrool, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Park your wheels by the Bruce Memorial (Bruce’s Stone) within the Galloway Hills at Glentrool ©travellinglight/Alamy Inventory Picture

The workforce there can present bikes for those who do not need to convey your personal from £20 (€22/$26) per day, in addition to maps, GPS and security tools. Costs begin from £430 (€478/$565) per individual and consists of four- or five-star lodging, breakfast, baggage transfers and pickups.

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