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Loch Lomond Cycling & Mountain Biking

The Loch Lomond area is hugely popular for mountain biking and cycling. Here are just a few suggestions of bike trails and cycle paths. 

CYCLE RACKS IN AND AROUND LOCH LOMOND

Organisation

Location

Loch Lomond Shores

Ben Lomond Way, Balloch G83 8QL

The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower, Helensburgh G84 7PA

Cruise Loch Lomond

Tarbet Ticket Office, Tarbet G83 7DE

Loch and Glens

Inversnaid (hotel and pier car park)

Rowerdennan Youth Hostel

Rowardennan by Drymen, G83 0AR

Monachyle Mhor Hotel

Balquidder FK19 8PQ

Mhor 84

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead FK19 8PQ

Lomond Woods Holiday Park

Old Luss Road, Balloch G83 8QP

Lodge on the Loch

Luss G83 8PA

The Inn on the Loch

Inverbeg G83 8HD

Knockderry House

Shore Road, Cove G84 0NX

East Cambusmoon Cottages

Duncryne Road, Gartocharn G83 8RZ

Rhu Marina

Rhu Marina, Pier Road, Rhu G84 8LH

The Oak Tree Inn

Balmaha G63 0QJ

Luss General Store

Pier Road Luss G83 8NZ

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

Main Road, Luss G83 8NY

The Broch Café

Strathyre, Callander, FK18 8NA

The Corries B&B

Inverbeg, Luss, Loch Lomond, Alexandria. G838PD

The Old School House, Loch Lomond

Milton of Buchanan, Loch Lomond, G83 0JE

The Capercaillie Bar

Main Street, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, FK21 8UT

Loch Lomond Holiday Park

Loch Lomond, Inveruglas, Argyll & Bute, G83 7DW

Clachan Cottage Hotel

Lochside, Lochearnhead, FK19 8PU

Killin Hotel

Killin Hotel, Killin, FK21 8TP

Strathyre Village Shop

The Village Shop, FK18 8NA

Tom Weir's Rest

Main Street, Balmaha, G63 0JQ

Great Western Golf

2700 Great Western Road, Clydebank, G81 2XT

Ardlui Hotel

Ardlui Hotel, Ardlui, Loch Lomond, G83 7EB

Scottish Martime Museum

Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS

Peloton Bike Shop

1 Stirling Rd, Drymen, Glasgow City G63 0BW

Steamship Sir Walter Scott

By Callander, Trossachs, Stirling FK17 8HZ

Stronachlacar Tea Room

By Callander, Trossachs, Stirling FK17 8HZ

Starbucks Dumbarton

A82, Milton, Dumbarton G82 2TZ

Inverbeg Holiday Park

Road, Inverbeg, Argyllshire G83 8PD

Lochside Restaurant

Balloch Rd, Balloch, Alexandria G83 8SS

Ardgartan Cycle Routes

Forestry Commission Scotland have developed a series of circular cycle routes through Argyll Forest Park at Ardgartan Visitor Centre near Arrochar at the north end of Loch Long. You can choose from the 8km, blue level, Cat Craig Cycle Loop; the 12km, blue level, Ardgartan Shore Cycle Route; and the more demanding 30km, red level, Ardgartan Peninsula Circuit. All routes are waymarked and mostly follow forest roads with occasional short sections on public roads. Ardgartan can be reached on trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Arrochar & Tarbet on the West Highland Line. Find Ardgartan routes at www.forestry.gov.uk

Glen Fruin Circular Route

This is a popular, but challenging route of around 29 km that heads north out of Helensburgh on on-road cycle lanes before turning on to the minor road through beautiful Glen Fruin. There's a hard climb at the start of the glen, but you are rewarded with great views across the Gareloch to Loch Long. The descent down the glen is considerable easier before you head back into Helensburgh along Regional Cycle Route 41. Alternatively, you can head east to join the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path into Balloch. Helensburgh is served by half-hourly trains from Glasgow Queen Street and the Glen Fruin Circular is one of several, on-road routes. Find the route here.

National Lochs and Glens Cycle Route

What better way to travel to Loch Lomond than along the first stage of the National Lochs and Glens Cycle Route from Glasgow to Inverness? The route begins opposite the SECC in the centre of Glasgow and follows disused railway lines and canal and riverside paths for the 30km to Balloch Castle Country Park at the south of Loch Lomond. En route you'll cycle alongside the Forth & Clyde Canal and the River Leven. There are over a dozen adjacent railway stations if you cannot manage the full distance. Check out the route stages here.

West Loch Lomond Cycle Path

This popular route starts next to Balloch Railway Station at the south of Loch Lomond and runs north along the loch for 27km to Tarbet, where you can catch another train back to Glasgow and the central belt. The path is level, purpose built and traffic free for most of the way with only two short sections on minor roads. You'll find bike racks, toilets and refreshments along the path as you visit picturesque lochside spots like Luss and Firkin Point. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority produce a detailed leaflet for the cycle path, which is available locally or can be downloaded at www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

West Rosneath Peninsula Route

This gentle hills and quiet roads of the Rosneath Peninsula are ideal cycling territory and this on-road route covers a loop along the west side of the peninsula from Kilcreggan in the south. The route heads west along the shore of Loch Long through Cove towards Coulport before doubling back to Kilcreggan along the higher, single track Old Peaton Road where there are spectacular views down the Firth of Clyde as far as Arran.

The information here is intended to be accurate however we understand that routes/access may be affected by public transport provision and other factors. If you wish to provide updates to the information provided here please email info@lovelochlomond.com