There’s just a month to go before one of Scotland’s most illustrious cycling events returns for another year, and here at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Kinloch Rannoch, we’re proud to offer our last remaining luxury suites for those attending the 2018 Etape Caledonia.
Now in its 11th year, Etape Caledonia attracts record crowds to Highland Perthshire each spring, with over 35,000 dedicated cyclists and countless friends, family, and fans joining them since the debut event back in 2007.
This year, the event takes place on Sunday, May 20th, 2018, but we’re opening the doors to our Kinloch Rannoch hotel right through the weekend from Friday to Monday. That way, whether you’re planning to get down early to beat the crowds or celebrate your big achievement with a victory lap of through the most picturesque parts of the Highlands, you’ll have all the five-star service and exquisite comfort you want, whenever you want it.
The 2018 Etape Caledonia – An 85 Mile Adventure Like No Other
Often described as a cyclists dream, the annual mass participation cycling event gets underway just a short distance from our hotel in Pitlochry before working its way through tree-lined roads and vast, sprawling forests before tackling the tough climb to the summit of the mighty Mount Schiehallion.
On reaching the top, cyclists are rewarded with truly outstanding views of lush greenery, deep blue lochs and dramatic skies stretching far off into the mist-swept horizon.
En route, Etape Caledonia traverses the haven of tranquillity that is Kinloch Rannoch itself, takes in the majesty of Loch Tummel, and finally works its way to the finish line back in Pitlochry.
The whole route covers 85 miles, each one every bit as demanding as it is resplendent in natural Highland beauty.
For those who prefer to keep their cycling challenges a little more on the manageable side, a 40-mile route steers cyclists away from the main route at Loch Tummel before taking in Choshievelle and Aberfeldy en route back to Pitlochry.
Meanwhile, the Etape Caledonia serves as the perfect location not only for riders to celebrate taking on this truly impressive challenge, but for spectators and well-wishers to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and join in the festivities.
Reward Yourself With the Ultimate in Luxury From our Five-Star Hotel in Kinloch Rannoch
Based just a short drive from the Etape Caledonia starting line in Pitlochry, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites was recently awarded five-star status from Visit Scotland. The honour speaks volumes about our unrivalled attention to detail and unwavering commitment to ensuring that whenever you stay with us, you experience only the very best in comfort, convenience, and premium-quality service.
It’s this exact commitment to delivering outstanding guest experiences that has already made us one of the region’s most in-demand hotels for Etape Caledonia weekend.
Already, a number of our boutique hotel suites for families and couples have been snapped up by those planning to reward themselves for tackling the gruelling 85-mile course by indulging in the height of luxury, elegance, and style.
Worried about missing out?
There’s no need to panic just yet.
Despite the most eager of Etape riders already snapping up their preferred choice of suites, we do still have limited availability for the weekend of Friday, May 18th to Monday, May 21st, 2018.
Book yours, and you’ll have everything you need to truly spoil yourself after taking on the adventure of a lifetime.
Our bespoke beds have been custom-made exclusively for our hotel to ensure you enjoy a perfect night’s rest, whilst the premium quality Egyptian cotton bedding guarantees that you enjoy that rest in the absolute pinnacle of comfort.
Elsewhere, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Highland landscape, each one resplendent with a beauty that is rivalled only by the unique design of your luxury suite. Combining traditional Scottish features with an enchanting contemporary elegance, each suite reflects the sense of serenity and style that puts our luxury hotel in Perthshire in such high demand.
Fuel Your Adventure and Celebrate in Style with Edina’s
The pièce de résistance of our five-star Highland hotel, Edina’s is our own in-house restaurant and eatery, serving delicious, freshly-prepared cuisine from morning till late.
Lovingly prepared using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, our traditional Scottish breakfasts not only taste magnificent, but ensure you get all the fuel you need to blitz that 85-mile course like a boss.
Afterwards, why not join us for a celebratory three-course meal?
Catering for all tastes and food preferences, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options readily available, you’ll have your choice from a wide range of delectable dishes, all prepared on site by our highly acclaimed chefs.
Need something for the road? We’ll even prepare you a freshly-made lunch-on-the-go to take with you on your Etape Caledonia adventure.
Still haven’t found somewhere to stay for the 2018 Etape Caledonia? Based just a short distance from the starting line in Pitlochry, our luxury hotel Scotland currently have limited availability remaining on boutique suites for the weekend of May 18th – 21st.
Book your stay online today, or call us now on +44 (0)1882 580444.