For both on and off-road cycling the Loch Lomond area offers great variety of routes for many abilities.
Families may enjoy gentle routes including the West Loch Lomond cycle path from Balloch to Tarbet (17mi/26km) – one option is to cycle north and take the train back or why not enjoy a spot of lunch and paddle on the beach at Luss before returning home. In each cottage we have comprehensive information on routes, cycle hire and local cycling facilities.
In the immediate vicinity of the cottages we can recommend routes of varying distances either for off road 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 either cycle a few kilometres on a traffic-free tarmaced path or cycle the full north shore route and then catch the steamer service back to your starting point.
For mountain bikers there are several areas of forest tracks in the Carron Valley near Stirling, up at the David Marshall Lodge by Aberfoyle and throughout the rest of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Maps and information are in the cottages.
Cycle hire is available at Balloch, Drymen, Tarbet and Loch Katrine (including trailers and tag alongs).
If you are travelling 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 do our best to help.
We have a cycle racks for up to 10 bikes, some of which is under cover so that your bike can be stowed securely during your stay.
For any booking arriving solely by bike or on foot we offer a 5% reduction on the cost of your stay. Please contact us directly about this.
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