We are so fortunate in Rannoch and Tummel to have quiet roads where you can meander along enjoying the views. Or if you are more sporty, the famous Etape Caledonia closed road event runs through Rannoch on its 80 mile journey. This very popular event takes place on a Sunday in May and up to 6,000 competitors take part.
There are many tracks suitable for bikes if you want to get off road, from easy landrover tracks with a hard surface or gravel tracks as they are known up to more challenging routes for the more experienced off roaders that take you to neighbouring glens such as Glen Lyon and Glencoe. A popular ride is getting the train from Rannoch Station up to the next stop of Corrour and cycling down the 'Road to the Isles' back to Rannoch Station (approx 12 miles and 1000ft elevation gain) or the easier navigation around the picturesque loch Ossian and returning on the train to Rannoch.
Please make sure you ride safely on the roads and are aware of walkers on the tracks and paths, and give them room. For more information about gravel routes and long distance rides across Perthshire visit www.perthshiregravel.com. Kinloch Rannoch is a great stop over on a long distance ride!
An interesting article about a new book on a cycling adventure which passes through Rannoch.