Scotland’s new cycling trail offers ghosts, whisky, and a mysterious stone circle

Cyclists looking for a new adventure may want to plan a trip to Scotland, where a new cycling trail offers up ghosts, whisky tours and mysterious historic sites.

The Whisky and Burns New Cycle Route kicks off in Powfoot and ends in Dumfries, with heaps of fascinating stops along the way.

We’re talking a tour of the Annandale Distillery where you can sample that world-famous whisky, historic castle ruins for explorers, hotspots visited by national poet Robert Burns, bustling harbours, fascinating museums and even a tour of haunted sites if you want to go in search of ghosts.

Annandale Distillery, Nithbank Estate and VisitScotland have partnered up to launch the new venture, which sees cyclists covering approximately 30 miles every day.

The three-day tour includes heaps of brilliant sites, as well as your hotel stay – and bikes can be provided if you don’t want to bring your own.



The Annandale Distillery
The Annandale Distillery

The first day of the tour you’ll be cycling from Powfoot to Dumfries, which is approximately 30 miles.

Highlights will include the distillery tour, historic sites such as Ruthwell Cross and Caerlaverock Castle, and a trip to the WWT Nature Reserve.

It’s not all just epic landscapes though – you’ll get to enjoy a bit of hustle and bustle at the Glencaple harbour for lunch at The Boathouse café, before continuing on to Dumfries.



A view of Caerlaverock Castle in Scotland at sunset
Caerlaverock Castle

In Dumfries there’s plenty to explore, whether you want to check out the local museum, take a guided tour of Robert Burns’ favourite spots, or even take a walking tour exploring some of the region’s haunted sites.

The second day takes you from Dumfries to Thornhill, covering around 27 miles.



Drumlanrig Castle

This includes stops at the mysterious 12 Apostles stone circle, the Keir Mill, the graveyard of Kirkpatrick Macmillan and the impressive Drumlanrig Castle.

Day three can be customised depending on what you’d like to see, but the trail covers the Thornhill Loop which is another 27 miles, and includes highlights such as Morton Castle and Durisdeer Church.



You can learn about whisky on a distillery tour

Those who fancy an extra challenge can also head to Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland.

Starting to think it could be the ideal destination for your next cycling adventure?

Prices start from £430pp for the three-day tour. You can find out more on the Visit Scotland website

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