whisky cycling tour Scotland

This Whisky-Fuelled Cycling Tour is the Best Way to See Scotland

It’s no secret that whisky is one of the main highlights of any trip to Scotland, as is the country’s incredible scenery. So combining the two on a whisky cycling tour around Scotland is genius. The 100-mile route is a collaboration between Annandale Distillery and Galloway Cycling Holidays.

The trip starts in the coastal Powfoot area, and you will cover about 30 miles a day over three days. Along the way, you will discover the art and history of Scottish whisky and visit countless monuments and quaint villages.

The Whisky Cycling Tour takes in the Best Parts of Scotland

The adventure starts with a tour of Annandale Distillery. Annandale Distillery was founded in 1830 and was later bought by the world famous Johnnie Walker brand. An amazing restoration project began in 2007 and now Annandale’s single malt whisky is recognised as world class.

You’ll enjoy a full one hour distillery tour, two tastings of whisky plus a take home ‘cyclists dram’ miniature bottle of the single malt whisky. You’ll then hop on your bike to visit Caerlaverock Castle and the hometown of poet Robert Burns in the town of Dumfries.

The route continues the following day with a cycle to Drumlanrig Castle, the graveyard of Kirkpatrick MacMillan (the inventor of the pedal bike!), and the 12 Apostles stone circle – the largest stone circle in mainland Scotland. You’ll also stop off at two more castles and Wanlockhead, which is the highest village in Scotland. A drop of whisky at the pub up here is the perfect reward!

You’ll be staying in charming accommodation along the way. The perfect way to see the scenery and so much more. Prices start from £450 per person and you can see more info here.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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