Lochleven Castle

04 May 2024

An e-bike ride from Perth down to Loch Leven..
From Perth we headed west, and out along the B9112 towards Forteviot, then along cycle friendly roads to Ardargie, and up the Path of Condie, across the Ochil Hills, and then down to Milnathort, and cycled on to Kinross and Loch Leven.

Loch Leven Castle (from the 14th Century) is situated on one of the small islands within Loch Leven.. and this season boat trips can be booked again for the first time since the Covid lockdown. Loch Leven Castle is probably most famous for the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots from June 1567 till May 1568. Loch Leven, an important natural nature reserve, was also the location were Alexander Buchan (1829 – 1907), a meteorologist, had been the first person to make use of isobars, and credited with weather map/weather forecasting.

The bike ride from Milnathort back to Perth was along the Old Perth Road/Duncreavie Road route towards Glenfarg, and then avoiding the crumbling/pot hole infested B996 by cycling up and along the top road, north towards Dron, Bridge of Earn, and then finally around Moncreiffe Hill to get back into Perth. A pleasant 64km cycle with hardly any other traffic.


All Photos by HBT; Loch Leven Castle, Loch Leven, and view from Ochil Hills.

What our guests say

We had a great time on a private tour. The bikes were excellent and Terry was able to customize the tour to what we wanted. Highly recommend booking this tour.

Morgan Elk

Loved our day with Highland Bike Tours! Equipment was in great shape (helmets, vests, and bikes). I learned and saw things I would not have been able to see by car or if I had biked on my own.


Had a great tour around Perth. Great cycling and learned a lot about the landscape (and also whiskies). Of course, it is also an added bonus that you can do this tour in Dutch. Terry speaks perfect Dutch as a Scot and can also tell a nice story. Recommended!

Pim Bleeker

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There are no cash payments at the premises, so all tours must be booked in advance, or paid by debit or credit card (at the shop/hub) prior to the tour. All our tours starting in Pitlochry can now be booked online.

Please note that there are only a maximum of 4 places on any given tour.

It is also worth mentioning that if the ‘private tour’ option has been booked in advance then there are no other places or bikes available on that day. For more info about the ‘private tour’ (from 1 up to a maximum of 3 people for the same fee) please see our Tours section, or simply contact us by email or via the website.

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Highland Bike Tours (HBT) make use of Hybrid E-Bikes with a classic Dutch design, so suitable to use while wearing casual clothing. You can view images of these e-bikes on the FAQs page (see above), or on our Instagram link (see below).

Guided E-Bike Tours also in the Dutch language. NL: Samen met een Nederlandssprekende tourgids ervaar je al het moois dat de Schotse Hooglanden te bieden heeft op een unieke manier. Vanaf 2023 zijn er tours die vertrekken vanuit Pitlochry! - Voor meer info zie ook: highlandbiketours.nl (our Dutch language website)

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