Walking and Cycling
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Highland Perthshire is a walker's paradise amidst scenery to die for, with some of the finest mountains, lowland trails, unspoilt roads and paths, mixed walking and designated routes in the Scotland and indeed the British Isles. A wealth of walks for walkers of all abilities, from easy low-level walks and strolls to more difficult mountain scrambles - from a few hours' rambling and gentle walking, to veritable expeditions.. Without doubt the best way to enjoy Highland Perthshire, and the Pitlochry and Blair Atholl area in particular is on foot, and part of the appeal of walking here is the diversity of the seasons. Each has something different to offer as indeed does every day.
There are walks to suit everyone, from a one-hour stroll with the kids to a multi-day trek through some of the last wilderness areas of Europe. At all times of the year, some of the most glorious scenery in Scotland can best be enjoyed during one of the many planned walks in our local area.
Surrounded by rivers, lochs, mountains and glens, Blair Atholl is probably one of the best biking areas in Scotland, with routes to suit every taste and every standard of ability.
The touring cyclist will find that Sustrans Route 7 passes right through Blair Atholl. And nearby Pitlochry is the centre of 3 major cycling areas of Highland Scotland with 6 waymarked routes -cycle highways around the most stunning and spectacular scenery of Highland Perthshire. From 10miles to 40 miles, we have descriptive route maps at your disposal. The six are Garry cycle route, Schiehallion cycle route, Farragon circuit, Loch Tummel Circuit, Loch Rannoch circuit and the River Tummel circuit.
Atholl Estates at Blair Atholl offer rougher trails for mountain bikes. A plan is available.
Cycle hire is available from Escape Route, West Moulin Road, repairs, hire & sales.
Our favourites are a short day's cycle to Loch Tummel, or alternatively strike westwards from Blair Atholl to Calvine and Struan.
The hotel welcomes bike clubs and touring groups and BMW and Harley Davidson clubs and enthusiasts are regular visitors to this sensational biking area.