Wellness retreat itinerary for your weekend
- Your Route
- Day 1 Itinerary
- Day 2 Itinerary
- Where and What to Eat
- Place to Stay
Health and wellness retreats are becoming increasingly more sought after, and it’s easy to see why. In a world that is often so hectic that we forget to take time for ourselves, factoring in a ‘wellness holiday’ is a chance to recharge, restore and take care of our physical, mental and social well-being.
Whether you plan on embarking on a wellness journey or want to actively make more time for yourself, the glorious wild and remote expanse of the Highlands offers a space for restoration and to truly feel immersed amongst natural landscapes and the many replenishing activities on offer.
With so much to see, do and explore, getting the right balance between pure zen and a sense of adventure can be difficult to manage in one weekend. Here at our Kinloch Rannoch Hotel, Dunalastair Hotel Suites have put together a comprehensive weekend itinerary in Perthshire to ensure you can enjoy a Scotland retreat in the heart of the Highlands that will leave you fully recharged and rejuvenated.
Your Scotland holiday starts here…
Day 1 (Saturday) – Dunalastair Hotel Suites > Schiehallion > Black Spout Wood > Craigower > Back to Base
Dunalastair Hotel Suites > Schiehallion
Distance: 4.11 Miles
What better way to begin your perfect wellness retreat in the Highlands than scaling and admiring the views from Schiehallion mountain. Standing at 3,547ft, this magnificent Munro is one of the most admired across Scotland for its perfect cone appearance and for setting a stunning backdrop across Loch Rannoch.
Whilst not a challenging scale, the walk to the summit leads you through rich botanical life and invigorating wilderness – lookout for soaring birds of prey and red deer over the hilly terrain. Schiehallion is unique in the way it is isolated from other peaks so that you can enjoy a true sense of peace and seclusion.
Schiehallion > Dunkeld Rd
Distance: 30.1 Miles
Tucked away in the countryside just outside of Pitlochry is Dunkeld Road, home to Splash White Water Rafting. Here, you can find a whole host of exciting outdoor activities that range from canyoning and kayaking to abseiling and stand up paddleboarding. Whether you’re looking for epic adrenaline-fuelled adventure or a chance to relax and float down tranquil lochs and peaceful rivers, it’s a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural landscapes on offer in beautiful Perthshire.
Dunkeld Rd > Black Spout Wood
Distance: 17.3 Miles
To the south of Pitlochry is Black Spout Wood, where you can weave your way through magical woodlands to discover the prized black spout waterfall. Standing at over sixty metres, you can get a perfect view of the incredible spectacle from a perfectly placed viewing platform to soak in the extraordinary views surrounding you.
Black Spout Wood > Craigower
Distance: 1.0 Miles
Owned by the National Trust of Scotland, Craigower is a haven of natural beauty in Perthshire and a must-see visit in the Highlands. Once you trek up the short and fairly steep climb to the top, you’ll be greeted with sweeping vistas of Scots pine forestry, views of Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch and the majestic distant peaks of Glencoe.
Craigower > Dunalastair Hotel Suites
Distance: 21.8 Miles
After exploring all day, nothing will feel better than being warmly greeted back at Dunalastair Hotel Suites. Few areas of the Highlands are quite as ideal as being situated in Loch Rannoch, with few 5-star hotels in Scotland better placed to enjoy breathtaking scenery and open wilderness to roam to your heart’s content.
Wrap up the day in luxury accommodation that reflects the calm and purity of its Highland setting, all while still enjoying the captivating views from the comfort of your suite.
Day 2 (Sunday) – Dunalastair Hotel Suites > Queen Views > Atholl Place Museum > Killiecrankie Gorge > Ben Vrackie > Back to Base
Dunalastair Hotel Suites > Queen View
Distance: 13.8 Miles
There’s no better way to begin your second day than visiting the Queen’s View, said to be aptly named after Queen Victoria following her visit in 1866. Famed for its unforgettable views over glorious Loch Tummel and Schiehallion in the distance, it’s a must-see for anyone in the Pitlochry area. Catch the glorious sunrise or take a morning stroll around the area for a refreshing and invigorating start to your day.
Queen View > Atholl Place Museum
Distance: 7.3 Miles
The Highlands are as rich in history as it is in beauty, so discovering the colourful history of the Atholl Palace Museum is a fantastic opportunity to explore Pitlochry through time. First opening in 1878 as a hydropathic establishment, it holds fascinating tales from the Victorian era, World War 2 and beyond. Now a self-guided museum, take time to explore the history and relax in the award-winning gardens, finish off with a delightful afternoon tea in the old hotel lounge.
Atholl Place Museum > Killiecrankie Gorge
Distance: 5.7 Miles
Killiecrankie Gorge is another spectacular location steeped in history, dating back to the Jacobite era; it’s famed for being a historic battle site, where one of the bloodiest battles in Scottish history, the Battle of Killiecrankie, took place. The site is now a popular destination for hikers, home to ancient woodland where the magnificent River Garry flows through.
Killiecrankie Gorge > Ben Vrackie
Distance: 1.1 Miles
Ben Vrackie is a firm favourite with locals and Pitlochry’s best-kept secret. With its name translating to ‘speckled mountain’, it stands as a gorgeous backdrop to the resort town in the heart of the Highlands. There are several routes to venture down with tremendous views. If you’re lucky, you can spot the red grouse and red deer that inhabit the hillside.
Ben Vrackie > Dunalastair Hotel Suites
Distance: 22.8 Miles
Having experienced just some of what the land has to offer during your weekend itinerary in the Scottish Highlands, you can retreat to Dunalastair Hotel Suites to enjoy a well-deserved rest and live out the rest of your weekend in the comfort of your luxury suite. The magic of the landscape will leave you desperate to return and plan another peaceful trip on your next 2-day itinerary in Scotland’s Highlands.
Where and What to Eat
Scottish cuisine is synonymous with high-quality and traditional recipes, which Scots show off with pride. This is certainly no different at Dunalastair Hotel Suites, where food is prepared with passion using local and fresh ingredients. Enjoy heart traditional Scottish dishes and discoveries at our restaurant Monadh; whether you want luxury dining, al-fresco or a Highland picnic, we offer it all here at our luxury hotel in Perthshire.
Place to Stay
It goes without saying that our Loch Rannoch Hotel is the perfect five-star stay for those wanting to experience the Highlands in all its glory whilst also taking time to recharge and rejuvenate. With the perfect base in Scotland to explore the glorious wilderness and natural landscapes while offering a luxury and comfortable space to return to, Dunalastair Hotel suites will give you a trip to remember. If a weekend is not enough time to see and explore everything you wanted to, then take a look at our ideas for an epic 7 day holiday in Scotland.
To enjoy first-class accommodations in the heart of the Highlands on your next wellbeing retreat in Scotland, book your stay online at our luxury hotel in Pitlochry. Alternatively, call us today on +44(0)1882 580444.