Peaceful family-friendly bike ride through stunning forests or hard-core mountain biking trail and challenging terrain? Whatever your style, cycling is a fantastic way to explore Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
On the western shore of Loch Lomond, the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path follows the route of the Drovers from Balloch to Tarbet in the Highlands. It passes a number of designed landscapes with woodland and open parkland and catches glimpses of Loch Lomond. Barn owls may be seen hunting over some of the open areas at dusk, and look out for king fishers and dippers as you cross one of the rivers entering the loch from the hills to the west.
The Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycle Way (part of the NCN7) is a route from the heart of Glasgow into Balloch at Loch Lomond, almost entirely traffic-free and with a tarmac surface. The cycle way is 20 miles long and runs close to the railway allowing easy access to stations and follows parts of the disused Partick to Yoker railway from Glasgow to Clydebank, the towpath of the Forth and Clyde Canal through to Bowling and again an old railway.
Full details of national cycle network routes in the north east.