Brand new for 2015 the Etape Royale is a closed-road cycle sportive set in the regal surroundings of Scotland’s majestic North-East.
The 102-mile, closed-road route takes cyclists across Aberdeenshire and Moray’s breath-taking scenery, through the heart of whisky country and Royal Deeside.
Starting in Ballater, the circular route takes you on a traffic-free journey via Rhynie, Dufftown, the Lecht and back to Ballater on the banks of the River Dee. The route has a real mix of scenic rolling roads, a challenging ascents and alpine-esque descents through a wild landscape scattered with iconic whisky distilleries.
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