Queens Road - A classic route with several options to turn a morning’s walk or cycle into a full day out in the hills. Start in Dunkeld and head up to Loch Ordie via some well maintained estate roads and tracks and passed several other smaller Lochs. Loch Ordie is a great spot to rest and relax, with some wonderful views up the Tay Valley. Return to Dunkeld. For those looking for a longer journey, continue to Loch Oisinneach Mor and from there down to either Pitlochry or over to Kirkmichael. In winter, the route over the top to Kirkmichael can be boggy.
Glen Garr – A route that takes in The Hermitage, Ossians Cave, Rumbling Bridge, Bankfoot and the popular Route 77. From Bankfoot, take the quite minor road of Route 77 and follow north to Dunkeld. Stop for a break, grab some lunch or take a walk along by the river. The return is all off road, and heads up the River Braan, to Rumbling Bridge before turning left up the hill and through Glen Garr on an old Drovers Road. Expect views to the south towards Perth, and plenty of wildlife. Final easy decent back to Bankfoot. This route can be started in Dunkeld too.
Route 77 – Route 77 runs between Dundee and Pitlochry via Perth. However it is the section from Bankfoot to Pitlochry that is the most enjoyable. A mixture of quiet minor roads and riverside paths take you North following the River Tay. The route is well signposted and passes through the picturesque Kinnaird Estate, Logierait Wood and the tourist town of Pitlochry. Can be ridden in either direction, and there are plenty of other tracks and trails if one prefers a fully off road route.
Hidden Gems – This route is best ridden with a local guide, as it takes in the best of the singletrack routes in the area surrounding Dunkeld. Whilst it can be a sedate full days ride, a guided 3 hour blast is full of smiles per miles. Expect techincal sections, short steep climbs, and long flowing descents. Options for avoiding or tackling rooty sections, various drops and rocky chutes and hike a bike sections are all in abundance. There are views aplenty, but keep your wits about you, who knows where the path might lead…. Guides available at Progression Bikes
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Trails and Routes that we have ridden using Everytrail.
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1) A Great Route from Amulree to Loch Freuchie. Look out for windfarm construction and a great descent to the Loch and a fast return to Amulree
2) A short circuit through Craigvinean Forest
3) A loop through Kinnaird, with a good climb and a quick descent. Well suited for access from North and South.
7 Routes in 7 Days
All routes should take between 45 minutes to 1.5 hrs. Click the link for the map.
An easy route for all with some options for red/black sections.
A quick spin around Loch Butterstone. Some fun sections when ridden at speed.