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Scottish Highlands Bike Tour

Edinburgh, St Andrews & Medieval Castles

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,399 - $6,749 pp dbl occ

($2,100 - $2,300 for sgl occ)

Beyond Scotland's provincial charm of stone cottages and country lanes, discover a place where the land still feels wild. Where relentless waves pound a craggy coastline and mist-shrouded mountains plunge into deep valleys harboring secluded lochs and magical woodlands. Where ruined castles and stone villages hint at the centuries of human history here, but you still have the sense you're the first to experience it on a Scotland bike tour.

Scottish Highlands Bike Tour map
Scottish Highlands Bike Tour map


Start/End Edinburgh

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Soak in the bucolic beauty and rich maritime history as you pedal across the ancient Kingdom of Fife
  • Stay in elegant castles and country estates where five-star R&R includes high tea, fine dining and Scotch tasting 
  • Cycle through picturesque villages and rolling farmlands of the Scottish Lowlands to the misty bens and heather moors of the Scottish Highlands 
  • Extend your trip to discover World Heritage-designated Edinburgh, Scotland's enchanting capital since the 1500s


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Discover the East Neuk region of the Fife Peninsula, where maritime history runs deep in quaint fishing villages and harbors | Sample local fare at a country estate that has been in the Erskine family since the 17th century | Savor views of the wild coastline and world-famous St Andrews Old Course while enjoying an award-winning meal at our elegant hotel.

Exterior view of the Old Course Hotel
Old Course Hotel
St Andrews
| Premiere Hotel

One of Scotland's leading hotels, the refined and elegant Old Course overlooks West Sands Beach and St Andrews's world-famous golf course. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

Bike through the pastoral Angus countryside, passing the world's largest hedge | Cycle across rolling heathered moors and past wooded glens, admiring the soaring bens of Perthshire | Stop in historic Dunkeld and explore the summer home of Beatrix Potter | Take in the quintessential lochs, valleys and mountains of the Scottish Highlands | Fans of the show Outlander may recognize some of the dramatic places we pass in the shadow of Schiehallion, an isolated 3,500-foot mountain known as a Munro after the notable mountaineer, Sir Hugh Munro | Award-winning fine dining and a spa await at our loch-side hotel in beautiful Pitlochry | Perhaps savor a dram of single-malt Scotch before retiring to your well-appointed room.

Exterior view of the Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa
Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

A loch-side Highland castle tucked into the Tummel Valley, offering award-winning fine dining and a luxurious spa. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

If you’re in the mood for hills, the highlands offer up a challenging but thrilling ride—or opt for an easygoing spin along the River Tay | Pedal along remote country roads | Embark on a two-wheeled journey through Glen Devon and the Ochil Hills, keeping an eye out for a hilltop monument honoring 13th-century Scottish hero, William Wallace | Experience once again why the stunning Perthshire countryside is the setting for some of the finest cycling tours in Scotland | Edinburgh is a great place to extend your vacation.

Dining Cromlix
| Premiere Hotel

An intimate boutique hotel housed in a traditional country estate owned by Scottish tennis phenom Andy Murray.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 42 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 3 | 25 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 51 miles* | 3400 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 45 miles | 3000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 56 miles | 3600 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 3 | 26 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 2 | 16 miles | 1000 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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