Dowally to Aberfeldy and Dunkeld Loop Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameDowally to Aberfeldy and Dunkeld Loop
Cycle Route Location
County/RegionPerthshire and Kinross
Start LocationDowally Craft Centre (off A9)
End LocationDowally Craft Centre (off A9)
Cycle Steps
1. This is a mixed route, of A roads and cycle tracks, that has some climbs and drops and a speed section. The initial part of the route to Ballinluig is on the cycle track, which has some rough parts, but no real hills. You then follow the A827 to Aberfeldy, which makes a nice stop before you tackle the long hill up parts of the Birks o'Aberfeldy. Take it steady, as the climb is long, but the views are worth it!, as is the long downhill run into the next valley. Join the Dunkeld-Crieff road, A822, and enjoy some speed to Dunkeld. The old A9 out of Dunkeld is a bit of a climb, but far safer than the new-A9. Just be aware of the lorries that use the old road.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Dowaly craft center. Ballinluig BP garage. Grandtully Kayak Slalom Course and the Inn on the Tay. Aberfeldy Shell garage and coffee shops. Dunkeld Cathedral, shops and fantastic jewellers (all made on the premises).