I don't tire of going to Scotland and highly recommend it to anyone who wants beautiful scenery, friendly people and stunning roads and trails. For a softie Spaniard like myself, the weather can look a bit intimidating at first, but I have so far enjoyed lots of sunny days and only very few bad ones.
This time also, we took one of our friends in tow. It is great to share our hobby with others, but we all wondered not only how Mateo would find being on the road for so many days in a row, but also how his £100 bike would cope. Well, we are glad to say he finished the tour without any issues (except a bit of a sore butt) a big smile, and a fully functioning bike!
More photos and reports to follow soon...but for now here is a taster!
|Scenic start at Edinburgh Castle|
|Crossing the Forth Road bridge heading North|
|He's a cheesy man, who likes flowers|
|The fun beggins on the A93 through the Caignorms National Park|
|Probably one of the best stretches of road I have ever been on|
|At the top of Glenshee ski resort (~650 m)|
|Plenty of rivers|
|Machacando the hills|
|Lucy faces Cock Bridge and its famous 20% hill|
|Not as bad as it looks!|
|An off-road detour to Craick|
|Camping near Durness with strong winds (and no midges!)|
|Famous hot chocolate from Durness - very expensive but tasty|
|Beaches around Durness|
|On our way to Tongue, at the very North of Scotland's mainland|
|Beautiful scenery near Tongue - but we had loads of midges!|
|Leaving the mountains for Inverness|