Etape Caledonia is a mass participation cycling event that has attracted more than 35,000 people since it debuted in 2007. With 5,000 places on offer each year, this sell-out event attracts riders from all over the country to take on one of the most breathtaking rides through the spectacular Scottish Highlands.
The event offers two route options for riders:
An 85 mile route
85 miles of closed road cycling beginning and concluding in Pitlochry. The course is a cyclists dream; consisting of rolling hills and forest-lined roads around Loch Rannoch, Loch Tummel, combined with the demanding, twisting climb of Mt Schiehallion (1,083m).
New! 40 mile route
A 40 mile option of closed road cycling beginning in Pitlochry. The course will take a left away from the 85 mile route at Loch Tummel and head South towards Coshieville, round to Aberfeldy before finishing back in Pitlochry.
It is hard for riders to not enjoy the views, whilst taking breaks at the number of food and drink stations placed around the course. Once completed, it's time to sit back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere in the Event Village. Riders can stick around to raise a glass with friends and family to toast their cycling achievement.