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STAGE 7: HOPETOUN ESTATE TO STRATHDON

Some mighty climbs and epic Scottish scenery greet you when you set off from Hopetoun Estate

Overview

Day 7 starts with one for the bucket list, an epic crossing over the iconic Forth River Bridge. Your journey continues into the stunning Grampian Mountains through the Cairngorms National Park, conquering the mighty Glenshee on your way. As the route winds into Strathdon, take a minute to admire the historic Braemar Castle.

Key stats

Distance: 111.6 miles

Ascent: 7,035ft

Challenge Rating: 5/5

Highlights of the Day

  • The Grampian Mountains and The Cairngorms National Park
  • The world famous Glenshee
  • Riding alongside the River Dee
  • Braemar Castle

Top Tip

Start slow, you’ll need plenty in the tank for when you hit Glenshee!

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