If you’re looking to do some cycling but don’t fancy riding all the way, there are some public transport services that can help you.
On both Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine, cruise operators provide shore-to-shore waterbus journeys as well as cruises, allowing you to combine your cycling trip with a bit of loch cruising.
From Tarbet on the A82, you can take the waterbus to Inversnaid and cycle along Loch Arklet up to Loch Katrine. Or from Balloch, you can combine the waterbus to and from Luss with cycling along the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path.
Below is a map of the train stations in the National Park. The Balloch station is on the Glasgow – Balloch line, while Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum Lower and Upper Tyndrum are on the West Highland Line.
Please note: Scotrail have dedicated cycle spaces to transport your bike free of charge. Certain routes or services require a cycle space reservation – the following link provides all the information you need to make a cycle reservation and hire opportunities: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/travel-connections/cycling
Below is a map of the coach stations in the National Park. They are part of three main routes:
These timetables are valid from 3rd October 2016 until 21st May 2017.