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Montrose sits on a peninsula between a tidal basin and the sea. The Steeple of the Parish Church pinpoints the town from afar. Ever popular with summer visitors, the town with its prominent Town House, and wide High Street has a vast stretch of golden sand, wonderful golf courses and scenic countryside nearby with lots of good cycling routes to enjoy. Visitors to the hotel can explore the area on a bike and enjoy the local sites of historical interest such as the Montrose Museum, the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, The House of Dun with its beautiful gardens, The Caledonian Railway and for wildlife lovers, the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Centre at the Montrose Basin to name but a few attractions.
Not far away to the north are the remote, rugged, Angus Glens. These glens form part of the Southern Cairngorms National Park and you can explore them by bike with the safety of a trail guide on one of our 'Guided Cycling Weekends'. Enjoy the mountains and the sea in one day!
Let local cycling holiday company Glentrek guide you during two days of riding in the stunning Angus Glens. The cycling will include on-road and off-road experiences and offers the chance to visit tourist highlights. Riders will also learn new skills from an experienced biking leader.
Length: 2 days, 3 nights.
Would suit: Riders who are reasonably fit and have some experience of cycling both on and off-road. The second day will be quite strenuous.
Leader/group ratio: 1:8 (minimum number is 6)
Friday: Evening arrival and welcome.
Saturday: A moderate-graded cycle in and around the picturesque Montrose area. We will visit Scurdieness Lighthouse before embarking on our journey on some of the area’s quieter roads. Riders will also have the chance to go off-road in preparation for the mountain biking the following day. (Distance 30km, ascent 200m.)
Sunday: Today we’ll head to Glen Isla for a guided mountain biking day on forest tracks. Riders will enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Angus Glens, while also learning some basic mountain biking tips from your leader. We’ll finish with a drink in the local country pub. (Distance 20km, ascent 450m.)
Monday: Return home.
Price: £355 per person
Dates for 2010: May 14-17, Sept 3-6.
To make a booking, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Glentrek on 01307 469563 or 07934 443557.
Upon booking, we will supply you with a list of 'what you need to wear and bring'.
Maps for self guided cycling in the Montrose area are available in the hotel. Hire bikes available.