Hire a bike or take your own for a fantastic trip around the stunning Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. The scenery unfolds as you pedal, with tranquil lochs dotted amongst rich woods and forests and impressive peaks rising from wild moorland. Marvel at the turning colours of autumnal trees and look out for amazing wildlife, such as red kites, buzzards, badgers and deer, along the way.
If you are looking for a challenging day out cycling then there are plenty of long distant routes to choose from. The 17 mile West Loch Lomond Cycle Path takes you from Balloch on the south shore of Loch Lomond to Tarbet and the National Cycle Route 7 - Lochs and Glens (North) cuts through the heart of the National Park, passing through Aberfoyle and Callander. For off-road enthusiasts the 18 mile Loch Eck Loop offers superb forest roads and if you’re lucky you might spot an osprey.
The Scottish Cycling Centre has everything you need to get round Scotland’s first National Park, from road maps to full-suspension mountain bikes. If getting off-road is for you, the Forestry Commission maintains countless woodland routes and established paths to try out, from challenging downhill routes to touring itineraries like the Family Friendly Sculpture Trail in Loch Ard Forest, near Aberfoyle, which combines stunning views, towering sculptures and a great day’s cycling for all abilities.
Get a taste for the great outdoors at Loch Ard Forest in the Trossachs. Despite the dramatic countryside, it's actually a relaxing ride and an excellent option for families with young children. The cycle track at Loch Katrine offering glorious scenic views - pedal and electric bikes can be hired from the on-site company, Katrinewheelz. If you're looking for a bit more adventure visit Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, which has Britain's largest network of off-road cycle tracks.
The whole family can enjoy the gentle tow paths alongside the Forth & Clyde and Union canals or the cycle trails at the Callendar Estate in Falkirk, which weave through woodlands rich with wildlife. In Clackmannanshire you can cycle at the Gartmorn Dam and the Deven Way, or why not try the Round the Forth route of National Cycle Network 76.
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