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A Whisky-Fueled Cycling Trail Just Opened in Scotland

Scotland News Cycling
by Eben Diskin Sep 8, 2020

A new cycling trail just opened in Scotland, and it’s designed to take you through some of the country’s most beautiful sights and let you sample some of its finest whisky. The 100-mile route, called “Whisky and Burns,” covers about 30 miles per day, starting in the coastal Powfoot area, and provides stunning views and historical insights.

The route first brings you to the Annandale Distillery, founded in 1830, which is co-hosting the tour with Galloway Cycling Holidays. At the distillery, you’ll be treated to a whisky tasting before taking a tour of Caerlaverock Castle and the stomping grounds of poet Robert Burns in the town of Dumfries. Then you’ll continue to Drumlanrig Castle, the graveyard of Kirkpatrick MacMillan (who invented the pedal bike), and the 12 Apostles stone circle. You’ll finish the tour at two more castles, Durisdeer Church, and Wanlockhead — the highest village in Scotland.

Tickets for the tour begin at $570 per person, and cover accommodation in four- or five-star accommodation each night, breakfast, luggage transfers, and bikes if you don’t bring your own. The full tour itinerary is available online.

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