|Track length:||48.63 km|
|Total ascent:||586 m|
|Total descent:||392 m|
|Difficulty Level:||3/5 - Medium|
Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh
The route Takes around 3 hours from Inverness take the A9 to Aviemore, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. It is in the Badenoch and Strathspey, the town is popular for skiing and other winter sports, and for hill-walking in the Cairngorm Mountains, at 1245 metres it is the sixth-highest mountain in the United Kingdom, it has given its name to the whole range, although these hills were historically known as Am Monadh Ruadh rather than the Cairngorms, the Cairn Gorm is the most prominent of the Cairngorm mountains a most beautiful, inspiring and truly stunning region of ancient landscapes! Beautiful scenery comes as standard up here, the rest is your to explore and discover at your own pace.
From Aviemore continue through Alvie, kinncraig, Insh, Kingussie, Etteridge along to Blair Atholl on the A9 road, the Cairngorms National Park runs along this route, a perfect place to explore all year round, whether you’re looking for white knuckle adventure, leisurely walks through ancient Caledonian pine trees, or a mountain challenge, the park has it all.
Blair Atholl is a village in Perthshire, built about the confluence of the Rivers Tilt and Garry in one of the few areas of flat land in the midst of the Grampian Mountains. The Gaelic place-name Blair, from blàr, 'field, plain', refers to this location. Atholl, which mean 'new Ireland', from the archaic Ath Fhodla is the name of the surrounding district.
Here you will find Blair Castle gives you the opportunity to see Scottish history through the lives of the Atholl Family, their collections of furniture, arms, china, lace and portraits speak for themselves.
This is whiskey country, if you are travelling on a motorcycle or car, grab a map and start creating your own map, several distilleries are accessible easily from this main A9 route, Remember that not every distillery is open to visitors, and it is best to check in advance.
From Blair Atholl continue on through Pitlochry In the heart of Scotland an area of Perth and Kinross,with friendly hospitality, clear sparkling air, beautiful scenery, rich clan history, fine food, plenty of space and lots to see and do, it is largely a Victorian town, which developed into a tourist resort because of Queen Victoria visiting the area in 1842 and the arrival of the railway in 1863.
Pitlochry started life as a smaller neighbour to the older settlement of Moulin, situated at the top of the hill, the road leads across the present day Golf Course to Killiecrankie and Blair Atholl
Today the area remains a popular tourist resort, it is particularly known as a centre for hillwalking, surrounded by mountain
Then through the hamlets of Ballinluig, Dowally, Dunkeld, Luncarty to Perth in Highland Perthshire, in the city of Perth you can top up on shopping and culture in our towns and city, or delve into the past with our huge number of historical attractions, here you will find gardens to explore, lochs to sail and fish on
From Perth take the M90 across the Forth road bridge to Edinburgh.