Gravel based adventures
PerthshireGravel.com officially launched in July 2020 and since then there have been many people enjoying the trails and embarking on their own adventures in Perthshire. Here are some of their comments and experiences from the Gravel Trails -
We came to the area for a week of cycling and walking, inspired at least in part by routes we'd seen on Perthshire Gravel. After convincing my partner to brave some of the longer and more challenging routes we had an amazing time; the scenery, particularly on Blair Atholl Bothy Trip, is absolutely stunning. We'll be back to tackle a few more routes soon!
My wife and I tackled the Blair Atholl Gravel Trail. My wife is a very inexperienced cyclist, we tried to follow the komoot app and after hitting the summit of Glen Tilt and descending back down towards Blair Atholl we took a wrong turn. This wasn’t a problem and we continued following our instincts and Strava. It became a great adventure and not overly difficult for a newbie. We eventually made it back to Glen Tilt car park only an hour or so later than planned. This is a fantastic trail and we have planned to tackle it again this month with a stay over in the caravan park , the views from Glen Tilt show Perthshire in its finest.
My mum and I had a fab time exploring new places and testing our gravel biking abilities on the Perthshire gravel trails. The three easiest routes were perfect for us to give us a sense of adventure, working hard and remoteness but without too much technicality. We loved the routes, and wouldn't have put them together ourselves, and even got some wild swims en route too! Thanks Perthshire Gravel!
I had a fantastic 4 days cycling the drovers road loop, starting and finishing in Birnam, with 4 other friends. My highlight was the section all the way up Glen Fearnach, across to Falls of Tarf and down Glen Tilt. We didn't deviate from the main gravel track at the bottom of Glen Tilt, as we were having so much fun descending down it. The section from Trinafour across to the Queens View was also particularly rewarding, along with the descent towards Aberfeldy from the north. I listed £100 as what I spent in the region, but we probably spent more like £500 as a group.
With 10 day rides and 1 big multi day bikepacking adventure route all mapped out with descriptions, images and downloadable gpx files you will have the inspiration to head off and begin your own gravel trip. Great for beginner gravel riders, younger riders and seasoned gravel experts all looking for a new place to ride or more information on what's on their door step.
Supported by Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Programme 2014-2020: The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas and SSE Griffin and Calliachar Windfarm Fund