Cycling near Auchterarder, Scotland

Below are details of just some of the cycle routes available from our Bed and Breakfast in Auchterarder, Perthshire.

Tullibardine Chapel - Circular Road Route

Approximately 5 miles / 8km
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Minor roads with a short section on main road.

Begin by following Castleton Road (off High Street) for a short distance. Follow the road and signposts to reach the secluded village of Tullibardine and, later, the chapel. Complete the circuit back to Auchterarder with a short cycle ride on the A823.

For a longer outing, explore the quiet rural roads radiating from Tullibardine village – north to Kinkell Bridge and Muthill.

In the Heart of Strathearn - Circular Road Route

Approximately 15 miles / 24km
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Mainly gentle cycling on secondary and minor roads.

Set out from Auchterarder High Street on the B8062, heading north towards the River Earn and Kinkell Bridge. Turn right just after the bridge to reach the small village of Trinity Gask, then sharp left (north) through a number of small settlements/farms to reach the crossroads at Dubheads Farm. Turn left and complete the circuit by following the road through St Davids and back to Kinkell Bridge. Return to Auchterarder via same route.

Cycling in and around Perthshire

Through rolling countryside to Crieff - Linear Road Route

Approximately 14 miles / 24km
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Uncrowded secondary and minor roads. Undulating with steep sections.

This route starts in the historic village of Dunning(or could be started in Auchterarder). Set off on the B8062, passing the Maggie Walls Monument by the roadside (commemorates a witch burned at the stake here in 1657). Continue past Craig Rossie hill on the left, take the tunnels under the railway and the A9 to reach Shinafoot and then join the A824 heading west to Auchterarder. Rejoin the B8062 after a short distance and cycle north to reach Kinkell Bridge, the River Earn and eventually to Crieff which has many eating places and shops. Return by the same route.

Scenic Dollar/Glen Devon Route - Linear Road Route

Approximately 15 miles / 24km (one way only)
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All on main roads - suitable for experienced road cyclists only. Some demanding uphill sections.

Leave Auchterarder on the A824, heading west to its junction with the A823. Travel southwards on the A823 past the famous Gleneagles Hotel and golf courses. The route continues through the picturesque steep sided glen towards Glendevon village and the interesting junction at Yetts O’Muckhart. (Yett is an old Scottish word for a gate). Join the A91 for the short cycle to the attractive small town of Dollar. Return by same route.

The Way of the Cadgers - Linear Off Road Route

Approximately 6 miles / 9.5km (one way only)
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A hilly traverse through the Ochil Hills on minor roads and rough tracks

An ancient right of way goes through the hills between Auchterarder and Glendevon village. This is popularly known as `The Cadger’s Yett’. From the lower part of Auchterarder High Street turn into Abbey Road, then cross the Ruthven Water and follow the minor road southwards over the hill passing Cloan, Upper Cloan and eventually Coulshill, which marks the end of the tarmac road. A right of way sign indicates the way ahead and onto the highest point on the route - a pass known as The Cadger’s Yett (gate). From here the track descends to the village and the glen itself, passing rustic Glendevon Youth Hostel en route. (NB: parts of the track can be boggy in wet weather).

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