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Ideal short break cycling route around Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. There are many spectacular views to be enjoyed along the way with splendid panoramas of the Loch as well as historical and natural heritage sites to be discovered. Urquhart Castle, near Drumnadrochit is one of Scotland’s most dramatic medieval fortresses, standing amidst impressive Highland scenery and overlooking Loch Ness, was once one of Scotland’s mightiest strongholds. The village of Fort Augustus takes its name from a fort built after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising. Today, almost nothing remains of the original structure although some parts were incorporated into the Benedictine Abbey, which dates back to 1876. South Loch Ness is an area of outstanding natural beauty with heather covered hills, sparkling lochs, deep dark forests and panoramic views that will take your breath away. With such a beautiful and wild landscape countless people come to the area to cycle and see the rich diversity of wildlife and flora.
Meet us and collect your bikes and equipment,route briefing and instruction. Inverness now a thriving modern town has historical links going back to Neolithic times. Many battles have been fought for control of this strategic site. A visit to the Garrison Castle Encounter will take you back to 1745 and the Jacobite Rebellion.
Leave Inverness following the river Caledonian Canal. A steep ascent to Blackfold across moorland and quiet country roads to Drumnadrochit. Visit the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre and ruined Urquhart Castle.
Follow the Cycle Way of the Great Glen. Some steep hills are rewarded with beautiful views of Loch Ness and the mountains beyond. In the forest you may see deer or golden eagles before you reach the south end of the loch at Fort Augustus.
The South Loch Ness Trail is a brand new and exciting trail officially launched in August 2011.The trail stretches for approximately 28 miles between Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus to Torbreck on the edge of Inverness via Whitebridge, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores.
This tour can be extended to perth “The Great Glen Route”
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