For on and off-road cycling the Loch Lomond & Trossachs area offers a huge variety of routes and terrain for many abilities. We are very proud to be one of the first businesses in the National Park to have been awarded the Cycle in the Park Welcome accolade and achieved the highest 'Extra Mile' status. Cycling is free, fun and friendly and offers lots of lovely slow travel benefits.
- Maps To Borrow
- Cycle Route Suggestions
- Cycle Rack Storage
- Hose pipe and clean down area
Families may enjoy gentle routes including the West Loch Lomond cycle path from Balloch to Tarbet (17mi/26km each way) - one option is to cycle north and take the train back, or why not enjoy a spot of lunch and paddle from the beach at Luss before returning home? As this route is linear you can venture as far or as short as you wish.
In each cottage we have comprehensive information on routes, cycle hire and local cycling facilities. We also have hose pipe and clean down areas if you and your bike get a little muddy on your outings! We have cycle racks by the cottages for up to 10 bikes so that your bikes can be stowed securely during your stay (bring your own locks). If you bring your ebike we can provide you with somewhere to charge at the cottages, most of our electricity is generated from on site solar PV so you're continuing to do good for the planet!
In the immediate vicinity of East Cambusmoon we can recommend routes of varying distances either for off road cyclists or along some of the quieter roads. We are very close to Sustrans Route 7, which gives options of cycling towards Glasgow to the south or heading to the Trossachs going north.
Another great family favourite is the Loch Katrine Cycle Path where you can head out to enjoy the whole day on a traffic-free tarmaced path cycle along the full north shore route, enjoying coffee or lunch at Stronachlachar, then either jumping onto an adventurous circular route for the keen ones, or perhaps returning on the original route, or booking a return journey on the the Steamship Sir Walter Scott from Stronachlachar pier back to your starting point. So many options!
For mountain bikers there are several areas of forest tracks in the Carron Valley near Stirling and also at David Marshall Lodge and in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park by Aberfoyle with exciting new gravel bike and mountain biking routes opening up as part of #Gravelfoyle. This is also where you'll find the renowned Dukes Pass hill climb, a challenge for all aspiring Kings and Queens of the Mountain.
Cycle hire is available at Aberfoyle and Loch Katrine (including ebikes, trailers and tag alongs) and there are local cycle shops who can help with accessories, repair and maintenance.
If you are travelling to the cottages solely by cycle we are 4 miles from the nearest railway station, Balloch, which is served by a twice-hourly service from Glasgow. If you would like help transferring your baggage at the start or end of your stay please let us know and we shall be pleased to come and help.
Please contact us directly if you have any questions about cycling or other activities.