Whilst scouting this tour, I remember this day as being one of my favourite rides of this tour so waking up to a wonderful sunny morning and the bikes all parked along the bank of the River Ness was the perfect start to a great day of touring!
Our first stop after gassing up the bikes was a quick photo opportunity of the Culloden Viaduct. Opened in 1898, the 1,800 ft 29 span bridge is the longest masonry viaduct in Scotland.
On to the most important part of the day…. the riding!!! The riding and scenery in the Scottish Highlands is absolutely incredible and there is something very special about this unique part of the world with its wild, untouched and harsh landscape.
The roads are very narrow, the wind is cool, the land is arid yet stunning and the rolling hills are endless. Combine all of that with great weather and the gentle rumble of the bike and the miles just seem to disappear. I love riding through Cairgorms National Park, over the hills and past the skiing areas of Scotland. What a perfect ride!
Tonight we will be in St Andrews, home to Scotland first University, St Andrews Cathedral and of course it is known as the as being the ‘home of golf’. I am looking forward to strolling around this delightful town.