Shorter Rides

30K and Under

Cycle Crieff

Shorter Rides

30k and Under

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All of the rides on this page are 30k and under. They are designed to showcase the best in the local area and allow a safe range to return to Crieff. If you want to to have a look at our collection of shorter rides that are longer than 30k, please click here.

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Through the Balloch

This is a lovely ride on quiet country roads. The sharp turn off the main Crieff to Muthill road is up a steep slope so change gears/ apply power early. Then it becomes much easier. A few sharp turns and onwards towards the Comrie road and then a return on the Comrie to Crieff back road. A short diversion into Comrie is worth it for the local cafés.

Route Overview

Category:
Intermediate
Start/Finish:
James Square, Crieff Town Centre
Distance:
28 km/17 mls
Ascent:
900 ft
Descent:
900 ft
Duration:
1 hrs 44 mins
Avg Speed:
10.1 mph
Terrain:
Mixed
On Route:
Cafes, public toilets and bike repairs may be on route but please check availability.

A Novel Route

The clue is in the heading! This is a pleasant ride out to Inerpeffery Library and then onto Kinkell bridge. From there to Muthill and a long pull up pat the golf course. This leads to the Drummond road and a sharp right towards Drummond Loch which you pass on your left before carrying on and returning to Crieff.

Route Overview

Category:
Intermediate
Start/Finish:
James Square, Crieff Town Centre
Distance:
30 km/18 mls
Ascent:
800 ft
Descent:
800 ft
Duration:
1 hrs 50 mins
Avg Speed:
10.2 mph
Terrain:
Mixed
On Route:
Cafes, public toilets and bike repairs may be on route but please check availability.

A Wee Blether

A short section on the Crieff to Muthill road leads you to very quiet roads/paths to Muthill. Take the Golf course route up a hill to return to Crieff via scenic roads.

Route Overview

Category:
Intermediate
Start/Finish:
James Square, Crieff Town Centre
Distance:
18 km/11 mls
Ascent:
675 ft
Descent:
650 ft
Duration:
1 hrs 11 mins
Avg Speed:
11.5 mph
Terrain:
Mixed
On Route:
Cafes, public toilets and bike repairs may be on route but please check availability.

Oot an' Aboot

This is a short popular local ride taking in the lovely village to Comrie. If you have time pop out to Cultybraggan, a WW2 prisoner of war camp depicted in the excellent novel ‘Black Camp 21’.

Route Overview

Category:
Intermediate
Start/Finish:
James Square, Crieff Town Centre
Distance:
21 km/13 mls
Ascent:
600 ft
Descent:
600 ft
Duration:
1 hrs 17 mins
Avg Speed:
10.3 mph
Terrain:
Mixed
On Route:
Cafes, public toilets and bike repairs may be on route but please check availability.

Up the Brae

Another popular scenic route with some lovely slopes to test the motors! From the town pass the Turret Distillery (well worth a visit) and up the road to the Turret Dam. Ensure you turn right at the waterfall on your right. Return to the junction at the bottom of the hill and turn left towards Gilmerton. A lovely country road brings you into the back of Crieff and past the Tower Hotel, which does excellent coffee, food and real ale.

Route Overview

Category:
Intermediate
Start/Finish:
James Square, Crieff Town Centre
Distance:
21 km/13 mls
Ascent:
1,300 ft
Descent:
1,275 ft
Duration:
1 hrs 41 mins
Avg Speed:
14.2 mph
Terrain:
Mixed
On Route:
Cafes, public toilets and bike repairs may be on route but please check availability.