Cycle Foyers to Fort Augustus

Tour from Foyers to Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

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14miles/1407ft | 23km/429m

It’s not the hilliest day today, but there is a big climb to the highest point of the whole 360. Take the waymarked South Loch Ness Trail which follows the river Foyers to the tiny village of Whitebridge. The hotel offers lunches 12-2 pm every day except Mondays. Stick to the South Loch Ness Trail as the track climbs to the magnificent Suidhe (soo-ee) Viewpoint. The views are truly panoramic, and there are often deer to be seen on the hillside if you look closely. You need a bit of luck to spot a golden eagle, but your best chance is around this point. You’ve earned the long descent past Loch Tarff to Fort Augustus. The village was initially called Kiliwhimin but became known as Fort Augustus after the 1715 Jacobite uprising when a military base was built here and named after the Duke of Cumberland. The fort is long gone, but today the village bustles with visitors catching a cruise on Loch Ness or watching boats pass through the locks on the Caledonian Canal. If you’ve still got the energy to burn, you can explore the paths by the canal. Following Great Glen Way signs to Loch Oich and back adds a further 10miles / 16km to the day.

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