The best way to explore Scotland

  • 3 March 2017, 06:53

How to sit in and study when the weather is as nice as it’s been lately? No idea. Can’t do it. A friend and I decided to take our bikes (thanks Martin) and go exploring in the areas around Dundee. After a quick look at the map we decided on Arbroath just about 19 miles north-east of Dundee. As you can see google estimated the ride to be 1,5h one way. The truth turned out to be way different, because we had to stop every five minutes to check out the view. We had no idea what to expect, but we discovered some beautiful nature!

We stopped in Broughty Ferry, Monifieth and Carnoustie on the way; all beautiful areas worth a visit. The best part is that we were able to stay on the National Cycle Route 1 almost the entire way. There was an incredible view and I would recommend everyone who stays in Dundee to experience this part of Scotland. After a couple of wrong turns we ended up on a good 70km (about 43 miles) bike trip. As you can imagine we had some trouble walking the next couple of days (still do), but I promise it’s all worth it. Scotland is such a beautiful place and with all the gorgeous areas nearby, Dundee is the perfect place to own a bike.


And beautiful Arbroath Abbey:  

On our way to Arbroath we wondered why there was so much sand on land. The waves could not possible reach that far…

On our way back again we had to admit we were wrong.



It was already dark after we stopped in Manifieth for dinner on our way back:

An amazing trip, for sure!