Circular Cycle Ride from Tomintoul
Don’t Worry at Glenlivet a few miles further there is another distillery with a visitor centre and cafe.
Head north now on the B9136 to Drumin and its fantastic old castle Built around 1340AD. It’s free to enter and a great place for a picnic lunch. The castle is famously known as the lair of the “Wolf of Badenoch”, who was Alexander Stewart the earl of Buchan and was renowned for his foul temper. Interestingly he also used to use the castle on Loch-an-Eilean (near Aviemore) the Castle on Lochandorb near Grantown.
The road back to Tomnitoul is very quiet but with fantastic views over the river Avon (pronounced “On”) and the surrounding countryside. Watch out for the Wild Boars (domesticated) and lots of Roe Deer.