the event weekend
THE ROUTE MAP
The Etape Caledonia route, takes in the best of what the Highlands has to offer. Winding roads, tree-lined avenues, Lochs, mountains and everything in between. The 81 mile course is technical and challenging in parts, but still allows riders moments where they can take a break from the hurt locker and take in the stunning views.
make a weekend of it
Pitlochry is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and vibrant places to visit. We recommend cyclists make a full weekend of the Etape and enjoy everything Pitlochry has to offer.
Some cyclists arrive on Friday before the event to explore the town as it fills with riders and spectators enjoying activities throughout the evening. Others arrive on Saturday to pick up their race packs. They can then can relax before the big day, over locally sourced food and drink, live entertainment and free talks from special guests.
However, for those short on time, there is the option to have your race pack mailed to you prior to the event so you only need to turn up Sunday morning, ready to race.
the event village
Make the most of your event weekend and soak up the festival atmosphere in our new and improved Event Village.
Throughout the weekend enjoy locally sourced food and drink, live music and following on from the success of last year’s event, Etape Talks will be back for 2018 and hosted by a very special guest – to be revealed soon!
The Event Village is open to all riders, their supporters and spectators all weekend, we hope to see you there!
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. It has a population of 2,776.
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. It remains a popular tourist resort today and is known as a centre for hill-walking, surrounded by mountains such as Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion.