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Perth to Dundee Circular via the Tay Bridge Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NamePerth to Dundee Circular via the Tay Bridge
Distance : miles (km)55.81  (89.82)
Posted Byadscrim
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionPerthshire and Kinross
Start LocationTay Street Bridge
End LocationTay Street Bridge
Cycle Steps
Route is a circuit taking in Perth and Dundee will circling the firth of tay. Starting in Perth travel south the Bridge of Earn then east to Newburgh.

Take the last right on exiting Newburgh and follow the firth to the tay bridge. Cross the brigde and come turn west comeing to Perth through Errol and over Kinnoull.
Near By Cycle Shops
MGR Cycles
Spokes Cycles
Cycling Clubs located in this region
Kinross Cycling Club
Your comments?
posted by:GraemeRating : difficult :
I started this in Dundee and went west along the Carse of Gowrie. There was an Easterly wind so the first leg of the journey was relatively easy. The cycle up to Perth From Glencarse was the only point I got off and walked, as the hill at Balthayock was too steep.
The ride back was gruelling, into a strong Easterly wind up and down the hills of Fife. I suggest tackling that leg first and take the Carse of Gowrie on the way back. It was an achievement, though! 6.5 hours.

posted by:COLIN PEARSONRating : difficult :
This is an excellent day trip with fine views across the River Tay at most points.
I chose to park at the Perth Park and Ride facility near the roundabout at the junction with the A9 and M90. I added in an extra loop at the start to avoid the A912. Took the B9112 out of Perth and through Forteviot, Kintillo and stayed on the back roads to the roundabout near to Aberargie. This made the route around 63 miles. The A913 from here to Newburgh was fine for cycling but for those less comfortable with busier roads there is a tarmac path alongside the main road for the full length of this stretch. After that a straightforward good day out. The sting in the tail is the steep climb at Balthayock. 20% gradient but only for a short distance. "Granny" gear required! Be VERY careful on the descent into Perth. Not too severe but ends abruptly at a set of traffic lights which can be tricky to pull up at on the downhill gradient. Followed cycle route back through Perth to the start car park. Lots of bakers, coffee shops etc en route. Personally recommend the Bridge View cafe located on the Dundee side of the railway bridge. Decent coffee and a fine selection of cakes. All in all a splendid route and one which I shall be repeating.

posted by:lise BRating : difficult :
Is there any nice B&B near by ?

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