Cycling Perthshire August 2016



In no particular order here are some photos from our cycling holiday this year. We were very fortunate with the weather: forecast to be bad, we didn't get rained upon at all! However, it was a little windy at times. (Grading via cyclac)



We set out from home on a mild but overcast day: 35miles with 2130ft ascent, grade average-C(55W)



As ever, we choose our routes to minimise traffic



At the end of the first day the sun finally came out



Our second day takes us through Dunkeld, along the River Tay: 26miles with 1580ft ascent, grade mild-C(65W)



We arrive at our second night's accommodation at Aberfeldy just as the clouds come down.


Day-3: 34miles with 2390ft ascent, grade hard-C(62W), from Aberfeldy to Rannoch Station.



Dull, but clearly not without a sense of humour!



The heather was in full bloom, and the aroma was fabulous!



Loch Rannoch in sunshine



As our third day approaches the end we are bathed in sunshine, but it is windy!



One of the most remote hotels in Scotland: Moor of Rannoch hotel, Rannoch Station.



Rannoch railway station is both a working station and a museum



Our next day is from Rannoch Station to Pitlochry: 37miles with 1920ft ascent, grade hard-C(57W).



Overcast and a little cold, we need to wrap-up for the cycling


At Pitlochry we spent the night at our favourite hotel Knockendarroch.


Next day, day-5, we cycle from Pitlochry to Spittle of Glenshee: 27miles with 2370ft ascent, grade mild-C(67W)



Leaving Pitlochry in fabulous weather!



Not a cloud in the sky, just vapour trails and the moon



Blue sky, heather moorland and quiet roads, what more could you want!


We spent the night at Dalmunzie 'Castle' Hotel: staff were good, but the 'castle' was most disappointing; we'll not be back



The weather turned cool again on our cycling day to Alyth: 28miles with 1825ft ascent, grade mild-C(61W).



The Lands of Loyal Hotel did not disappoint: the contrast with the previous night could not be more pointed.

On a price -v- quality basis, Lands of Loyal is very hard to beat


From Alyth we cycled to Ines' where we spent the night: 29miles with 1960ft ascent, grade mild-C(61W).



Our last day's cycling was an easy 20-miles taking us along the 'Silvery Tay'


After spending the night at our friends house, the last day was an easy 20miles with 1500ft ascent, grade average-B(66W)



And finally home: another great holiday on two wheels:

237-miles with 15670ft of ascent.



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