We have found even more cycle paths within Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park to add to your list of things to do. Be sure to pack all the essentials you may need, good shoes and plenty of water – don’t forget your helmet!
The Old Military Road
The Old Military Road route is a reasonably easy route and measures only 5 miles long. Why not make this a full fun day out and pair your cycle up with the waterbus services through Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine and explore more of the national park?
The best route to take in the two lochs would be to start in Tarbet, cross with the waterbus over Loch Lomond to Inversnaid and then begin your cycle to Stronachlachar Pier where you can take the next waterbus across Loch Katrine. You then ride along the banks of Loch Arklet where you can find numerous scenic picnic spots and incredible views of Ben Lomond and Ben Venue.
Achray Forest Route
Heading north from Aberfoyle to Callander you will bike 14 miles through the Achray Forest route. This is the perfect route to explore the beautiful nature and wildlife that lives amongst the national park, ideal for a mountain bike or appropriate hybrids. You will reach an uphill through Dukes Pass, followed by the incredible Little Fawn waterfall and along the shore line of Loch Venachar. The squirrel, red deer and ospreys (and more) that you could spot during this trail makes it all worthwhile, watch them roam in their natural habitat. The town on each end have facilities for you to rest and recuperate.
Glen Finglas and The Meall Route
If you are an experienced rider looking for a harder trail then check out the Glen Finglas and The Meall route. Made for sturdy mountain bikes, the route is 15 miles long anti-clockwise, headed north starting from Brig o’ Turk. The trail runs along past the Glen Finglas Reservoir before turning right and following the loop around. Be prepared for the strenuous hills, speedy declines and sharp turns. A word of warning if you chose this trail: it becomes very remote in parts which limits access to mobile services so please make sure that you are packed with the appropriate gear and that both you and your bike are in perfect riding condition.
As most of these routes are off road and pass through woodland areas it is suggested to use a mountain or hybrid bike.
Then come and rest your legs back at Knockderry with appropriately gorgeous and filling food for recuperation. We hope you enjoy biking Loch Lomond.