Approximate Duration:

4 Hours 52 Minutes

Approximate Distance:

160 miles (258 km)

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The Pincer

Central Scotland

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Route at a Glance

This route captures the heart of the Inland Highlands. It is both rugged and gentle. Remote and yet close.

The Pincers have been designed to take in Loch Tay and Loch Rannock. In both cases the route traverses either side of the Lochs. It will become quickly apparent which roads are the lesser used roads. These Lochs are simply stunning. Parts of the road are narrow so do be aware. Our pro tip here – Ride them gently so you can soak it all in. Little towns like Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Blairgowrie are on this route. If you have the time and inclination all of them are worth a wee stop and a little walk.

Route Notes & Highlights

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  • Glenturret Distillery – Arguably the oldest distillery in Scotland established in 1775 and is the home of the Famous Grouse experience.
  • Crannog Centre – A crannog is a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago. Here you will find an authentic recreation.
  • Falls of Dochart – A beautiful set of rapids, and waterfalls situated right in Killin. A worthwhile picnic spot where you can scramble over the rocks and sit right along the white water.
  • Ben Lawers Mountain Range – Ben Lawers itself being the highest mountain in the south of the highlands and the ridge boasts seven Munros.
  • Rannoch Station Tea Room – A bit of olde world charm, a tea stop worth a diversion.


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Filling Stations on Route

Plenty of fuel stations along the way in the major towns.

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