Cycling

There are approximately 2,371 miles (3,815 km) of National Cycle Network routes in Scotland, including 644 miles of traffic-free routes which use a mix of railway path, canal towpath, forest road, shared-use path, segregated cycle lanes and redetermined rural footways. The remainder of the Network is on road: where possible it uses lightly-used rural roads or quiet urban streets. Where there is no practical alternative, it may use or cross trunk roads with the agreement of Transport Scotland.

There are three National Cycle Network Routes which pass through Perth and Kinross.

• Route 1 – Edinburgh to Aberdeen • Route 7 – Lochs and Glens (North) Inverness to Glasgow

• Route 77 – The Salmon Run – Dundee to Pitlochry But also there are many shorter circular routes around Perth for all cycling abilities to enjoy Perth to Almondbank and Pitcairngreen This leisurely pedal to Almondbank weir is mainly traffic-free and is punctuated by some impressive views. You begin the ride on the North Inch in Perth alongside the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river, and follow it for nearly 2½ miles before turning alongside the River Almond.

Perth to Dunkeld This gentle ride takes you between two fascinating places, there are no major climbs, and you can take the train back to your starting point. Leaving the North Inch in Perth, you follow cycle paths alongside the River Tay and get splendid views of Scone Palace