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Cycling

Cycling is a fantastic way to explore Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and we have a great range of cycle routes to cater for all tastes; from family friendly cycle paths and wide forest tracks through the area’s stunning forests, up to hard-core trails and challenging terrain for mountain bikers. Bring your own bike or hire from one of the businesses in the Park.

We have produced the following cycling route cards as a sample of what’s available in the area. Please download and enjoy.

Easy routes

alt Loch Ard Loop

A gentle circuit that is ideal for families wanting to experience off-road cycling in a safe environment.

The Banks of Loch Eck

A beautiful family orientated ride along the tranquil beaches and forests of western Loch Eck.  

alt West Loch Lomond Cycle

A level, linear route taking in the pretty village of Luss with spectacular views of Loch Lomond and its famous islands, Conic Hill and the most southerly Munro Ben Lomond

Rob Roy Loop

A family-friendly ride through Strathyre Forest with mountains, lochs and wildlife. 


Moderate routes

alt Loch Venachar Circuit

A challenging circuit of contrasting halves centred around the picturesque Loch Venachar.

alt Loch Eck Loop

Enjoy the magnificent views of Loch Eck, Beinn Mhor and the west coast islands of Jura and Islay on a clear day on this demanding route.

alt Tour of The Trossachs
 
An exhilarating and hilly ride through the heart of the Trossachs - a classic roadie circuit featuring a big climb, quiet roads and outstanding scenery.

Old Military Road

This route takes in the three spectacular lochs of Lomond, Arklet and Katrine with views of Ben Lomond, Ben Venue and the Cobbler.  

Achray Forest

The quiet forest tracks, picturesque lochs and high conifers of the Achray Forest are an enchanting place to explore by bike.

Difficult routes

alt Glen Loin

A great ride passing through the rugged splendour of the Arrochar Alps. The loop involves a long climb, stunning mountain scenery, fast descents, and sections of techy single track to finish.

alt The Three Glens

A great circuit that includes an adventurous mountain crossing. The route features three beautiful glens and a big climb into the upper reaches of Glen Kendrum followed by a sweeping descent of Gleann Dubh into Glen Dochart. This is wild mountain biking at its best.

alt Glen Finglas & The Meall

This circuit is a well-renowned and tough ride for experienced mountain bikers with plenty of stamina ‘in the bank’.

Details are current as of October 2015. Whilst the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority and its project partners have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the route card information, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority and its project partners cannot be held responsible in any way for any changes that may take place to the routes, nor for any errors in the route cards, nor for any accidents, injuries or damage sustained whilst following the routes. Cycling is a risk sport and all persons using the cycle routes do so at their own risk, acknowledging and accepting the risk of accident, injury or damage.


 Bus & Bike

Two seasonal bus and trailer services operate in the Park so you can enjoy a car free day out in the National Park. Bicycle hire is available at Balloch, Tarbet and Killin. Find out more about these services on our Travel page.

Aberfoyle Bike Park - Adventure and Skills Development

The Bike Park is a high quality, purpose built facility with many great features - rock garden, skinnies, drops, jumps, berms and rollers where you can develop your mountain bike skills and enjoy yourself in a great environment.

National Cycle Network - Route 7 (NCN7)

NCN7 runs through the heart of the National Park, and takes in classic Trossachs scenery en route. The route includes Balloch, Drymen, Aberfoyle, Callander, Strathyre, Lochearnhead and Killin and allows excellent safe and predominantly off-road, cycling. The Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycle Way section is a route from the heart of Glasgow into Balloch at Loch Lomond, almost entirely traffic-free and with a tarmac surface, the cycle way is 20 miles long and runs close to the railway allowing easy access to stations.