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Drive O' The Cattle (740 miles, approx)
This is a three day tour to the North West of Scotland (Torridon/Skye area) enjoying some of Scotland's most popular scenic glens and lochs.
General Information: The tour begins at our head office in Melrose and heads north, taking time to stop and enjoy several points of interest from the Borderlands to Dornie and beyond. The theme of all our tours on Scotland's country roads is for a relaxed and unhurried trip, enjoying local scenery and popular historic sites. We try to run at a pace to suit all within the group but appreciate that some may wish to go faster than others and will endeavour to accommodate such riders on appropriate sections of the tour.
It should be noted that it is Tom's policy to avoid riding on motorways so please do not expect any! However, there are occasions when we have to be at a particular location at a specific time and therefore the planned route may be altered accordingly.
Prices: For individual or joint tours are available on enquiry; accommodation options and costs can also be made available on request, if required.
Dinning out: We are always happy to advise on where to dine and when at all possible we like to dine with the hole group.
Bike hire: For information on bike/equipment hire and our vehicle support service please refer to our webpage Bike and equipment hire etc.
Our Drive O' The Cattle trip can be
incorporated into any of our Highland routes.
Day 1, Twelve Lochs To Dornie: (245 Miles Approx)
On the first day we travel through the Borders, leaving our head office at Melrose around 9.00am, over the Firth of Forth and then head northwest to pick up on the routes of former old drove and military roads to the Highlands and Islands, arriving at our chosen accommodation around 7.00pm.
It's a full day that takes in several major stops, including Powmill, Aberfeldy, Tummel Bridge, Laggan Dam and the Commando Monument, with many additional stops if time permits, or if the weather is less than friendly. Our day finishes at Dornie with a group photo at Eilean Donan Castle.
Day 2, The Big Push: (235 Miles Approx)
After a good Scottish breakfast we leave our accommodation and make our way north to Applecross via the Bealach Na Ba which requires good attention, giving an entertaining ride!
After Applecross we follow the coastal route north and then east over to Inverness with an historical stop at Culloden, scene of the Jacobites' bloodiest engagement and the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil (Drummossie Muir, 16th April 1746) returning to our accommodation around 7.00pm, dining together talking about our day's experience.
Day 3, By Way O' Sleat: (260 Miles Approx)
It's another full day as we certainly don't take the most direct route south! We take our first ferry of the trip at Armadale, on the Island of Skye, landing at Mallaig, with short stops at Glenfinnan, Neptune's Staircase, Glen Coe, Tyndrum and Crieff via some hidden sites and enjoying several memorable roads.
The theme of all our tours is for a safe relaxed and unhurried exciting trip, taking in local scenery, points of interest and great twisty roads. We try to run at a pace to suit all within the group but appreciate that some may wish to go faster than others and will endeavour to accommodate such riders on appropriate sections of the tour.