14th May 2023
Etape Caledonia is the UK’s original closed road sportive, a sell-out event, it attracts riders from all over the country to take part in either a 40 mile or an 85-mile cycle through the breath-taking scenery of Highland Perthshire.
The Etape Caledonia race starts and finishes in Pitlochry and is a great day for both the riders and spectators. The 85 mile cycle is 85 miles of closed road cycling beginning and concluding in Pitlochry. The course consists of rolling hills and forest-lined roads around Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, combined with the demanding, twisting climb of Mt Schiehallion (1,083m). The 40 mile option of closed road cycling beginning in Pitlochry. The course will take you left away from the 85 mile route at Loch Tummel and then South towards Coshieville, round to Aberfeldy before you finish back in Pitlochry. It will be hard for you 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. You can stick around afterwards and raise a glass with friends and family to toast your cycling achievement.
Stay at Atholl Palace Hotel
Rest up with us here at Atholl Palace Hotel, after a day of cycling. Relax and unwind in our guestrooms which offer our guests comfort and ultimate relaxation. Take some time out to relax and unwind during your stay with access to our leisure facilities which boasts an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, plunge pool, steam room and gym, the perfect recovery zone for cyclists after taking part in the Etape Caledonia. Refuel your body with our array of dining options including our Stag’s Head Bar which offers fantastic food.