Shand has partnered with the iconic luxury hotel and sporting estate Gleneagles to create an adventure cycling experience where guests can experience the magnificent Scottish countryside on a bespoke built Shand Stoater.
The Gleneagles trails were designed by Shand ambassador and experienced adventure cyclist, Stuart Allan.
There is a choice of three trails to suit any level of cyclist which encompass contrasting landscapes of the incredible Perthshire countryside. The three routes include a glorious Glendevon Gravel route, a Drummond Castle Circuit and a longer Loch Earn Loop.
The Shand Stoater adventure gravel bike is at home in the traditional rugged Scottish terrain that typifies Gleneagles. Four bespoke versions of this versatile bike were built specifically around the needs of Gleneagles and are custom painted in the Gleneagles colours of olive green and gold. Special features incorporated within the Gleneagles Stoaters include a Rohloff hub that protects the gears from dust and dirt. The bikes are also fitted with an efficient carbon belt drive instead of a standard metal chain to make the ride smooth.
As part of the newly introduced Shand Adventure experience, guests will have the opportunity to ride with one of Gleneagles’ expert guides in tow before pit-stopping for a scenic picnic midway (where there will be an opportunity to spot Osprey and Red Kites flying overhead!). Once back at the hotel, guests are invited to recuperate with one of the hotel’s newly introduced botanical treatments in the recently refreshed spa designed specifically for recovery. Learn more about this package.
We're delighted to be partnering with Gleneagles to offer expert-led cycling experiences whilst relaxing at the hotel.