This itinerary tells the story of Blairgowrie’s bustling textile mills during the Industrial Revolution, the technological innovations that were made in them and the challenges that the mill owners and their workers faced.
Only a few kilometres short of the official Gran Fondo distance of 120km this challenging loop offers views and quiet roads nothing short of magnificent, with lovely coffee stops and a finish through the Vale of Strathmore.
A mostly flat family-friendly gravel route through the heart of Scotland’s berry growing country to discover the wildlife and landscapes on both banks of the River Ericht, connected by Kitty Swanson’s Bridge.
[BLOCKED BY TREE FALL] A mainly sheltered gravel bike route past an old curling pond through the woodlands of Kindrogan Forest. An extension, for more adventurous riders, passes the site of Bronze Age round houses at Pitcarmick.
A circular mountain bike ride with superb views, the chance to spot beavers in the wilderness of Bamff Estate and a great finish on a twisty natural trail through woodland and a purpose-built mountain bike track at Alyth Bike Park.
An easy loop suitable for most bikes past one of the many prehistoric standing stones in the area and through Bealach Gabráin, the narrow pass between the Hill of Loyal and the famous Iron Age fort of Barry Hill.