Day 6 – Acharacle to Kinloch Rannoch

Today’s itinerary – 20 miles, 1300ft of climbing and 0 ferries.

Today was another short day. The route further north to Inverness requires either riding on very busy roads or a lot of off road riding. Since we were on road bikes we decided the route to Inverness wouldn’t work for us this year so instead we decided to get a train to Rannoch. Rannoch is on the Sustrans route from Inverness to Glasgow and is a stunning route taking in all the lochs!

We left the field, walked over the road to the most amazing cafe for a fantastic breakfast! Then as was standard we started the next climb and we were rewarded with another stunning coastline.

Unfortunately the mid-day train only had one bike space so we had to wait to get the train until 4:30pm, meaning we had to then get a taxi at the other end.

Lesson Learnt – There are many more bike spaces on Scotrail trains than are bookable, we probably would have been fine getting the earlier train.

I’d stayed at the Loch Rannoch Hotel a couple of times with my Mum on other cycling tours, its a special place with beautiful views. It had recently been renovated so we enjoyed a night of luxury. To be honest just having chairs to sit on was nice!!

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