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Discover a #ScotSpirit moment while cycling

11 Feb , 2016  

We recently revealed news of a campaign by VisitScotland to create a #ScotSpirit movement. The aim is to encourage people worldwide to share their experience of the “spirit of Scotland” through photos and messages on social media using the hashtag #ScotSpirit.

It was found through research of visitors to Scotland that they believe the country has a unique spirit, from its magical landscapes to wonderful wildlife and a very warm welcome of the Scots.

We suggest a range of cycling holidays in Scotland that offer plenty of opportunities for discovering a #ScotSpirit moment.

Glamis Castle.

Glamis Castle.

Choose from magnificent castles, such as Glamis, Blair or Scone Palace or discover the glorious countryside of Perthshire on MacsBike Scotland’s Castle Trail cycling break.

Great Glen Way.

Great Glen Way.

Ride a long-distance trail, such as the Great Glen Way or the Scottish Coast to Coast route, and you will be spoilt for #ScotSpirit landscapes and special places.

Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

The islands of Scotland each boast a special #ScotSpirit of their own. In particular, Skye with its fabulous high rise mountain ridges and dramatic seas is a great place to ride a bike and soak up many spirit of Scotland moments.

Loch Katrine.

Loch Katrine.

Special #ScotSpirit photographic opportunities are easy to find on the shores of Scotland’s famous lochs. Perhaps you’ll choose the most famous of them all, Loch Ness, or the largest by surface area, Loch Lomond. Then again, we might suggest Loch Katrine, Loch Tay, Loch Lubnaig on this wonderful Lochs and Glens cycle tour.

Ben Lomond.

Ben Lomond.

High rise #ScotSpirit moments are easy to come by in Scotland, from the tallest mountain of them all, Ben Nevis, to the northerly beauty of Ben Hope, to the lone Munro of Ben More on the Island of Mull, and the pyramid peak of Schiehallion in Perthshire. You could walk to the top of some of these mountains or take photographs from lower down during a long-distance cycle tour of Scotland.

Loch an Eilein castle in the Cairngorms National Park.

Loch an Eilein castle in the Cairngorms National Park.

The national parks of Scotland boast many #ScotSpirit locations. We recommend a Tour of the Cairngorms for discovering your favourite spot.

Please do tell us about your #ScotSpirit discoveries.

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A journalist, web copywriter blogger and social media chatterbox, Fiona combines her love of the outdoors – especially Scotland – with a diverse freelance work life. If she's not at her desk writing about the outdoors, she'll be outside cycling, running, kayaking, snowboarding and walking Munros. She shares her outdoors passion with partner, the G-Force. Sometimes her teenage daughter Little Miss Outdoors tags along, too.