2012 Scotland bike tour

June 7 – 23, 2012

Odette, Will and I rode a loop beginning and ending in Aberdeen

Here’s the itinerary:

Depart 7th June (Thursday) – arrive mid-day June 8th Friday Aberdeen Scotland
Saturday and Sunday – Aberdeen

Monday 11th June cycle from Aberdeen to Ballater 44 miles
Tuesday 12th June Ballater to Pitlochry 60 miles
Wednesday 13th June rest day Pitlochry – cycle to Blair Atholl, Glen Errochty and Loch Tummel 37 miles
Thursday 14th June cycle to Killin 39 miles direct route or longer option via Glen Lyon is 67 miles
Friday 15th June cycle to Callander 25 miles
Saturday 16th June rest day Callander. cycle to Loch Katrine, sail to Stronachlahar – cycle round the loch – return to Callander 44 miles
Sunday 17th June cycle to Stirling via Aberfoyle and Drymen 47 miles
Monday 18th June cycle to Perth 33 miles
Tuesday 19th June cycle to Montrose via Dundee 63 miles
Wednesday 20th June cycle to Aberdeen via Stonehaven 54 miles
Thursday 21st June – 23rd Saturday – Aberdeen

fly home am Sat 23rd – arrive pm June 23 SAT
Here are the maps
Day 1 (6/11) – Deeside rail-trail to Ballater.  Shifter issues. Olynmpic torch.
Day 2 (6/12) – Lochnagar.  Balmoral Palace.  Glenshee Ski area.  Fast downhill into Pitlochry.
Day 3 (6/13) – Blair Atholl Palace.  Edradour & Blair Atholl distilleries.
Day 4 (6/14) – Aberfeldy distillery.  broken chain.  Tayside farm roads.
Day 5 (6/15) –  (partial map) Tay river rail-trail.  Rob Roy gravesite. flat tire.  heavy rain.
Day 6 (6/16) – MV Sir Walt.  more flat tires.  heavy rain.
Day 7 (6/17) – Deaston distillery. Scribblers Festival.  Sterling Castle.
Day 8 (6/18) – Fall in front of highschool.  wheel out of true. Scone Palace.
Day 9 (6/19) – routefinding issues in Dundee.  Will’s S&S came loose.  golf courses.  Co-Op foods
Day 10 (6/20) – many more flat tires.  Dunnottar Castle.  pedestrian bridge form Torry.
Here’s a PDF of the cue sheet for the whole trip
Here’s the gallery of the photos I took.
Here’s a gallery of Odette’s photos.
link to Will’s map & photos


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