What better way to experience the beautiful scenery of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and Perthshire than by bike? Saddle up as we show you some of the best routes for cycling in the area.
The Sustrans National Cycle Network is a nationwide project covering the length and breadth of the country, with accessible paths for walking and cycling. Route 7 of the cycle network connects Callander and Killin. Access the path easily in Callander by the park, or in Killin and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Trossachs, taking in Loch Lubnaig and the Glen Ogle viaduct. There are cycle hire shops available in Callander and Killin so getting on the trail could not be easier.
Half-way along this route cyclists can also detour onto the Rob Roy Loop. Turn off at Strathyre for a cycle through the woods and down into the Braes of Balquhidder, before re-joining the path. It should be noted that not all of these routes are on the level and there are some more exerting sections of the trail. See the Sustrans Website for full details of all routes.
If you are looking for a pleasant afternoon, why not enjoy a relaxing cycle along the shores of Loch Katrine? Cycle hire is available from the carpark at the eastern end of the loch, and visitors can even combine a sail on the steamship with a cycle back.
For those of you more experienced with mountain biking and looking for an adventure, there are plenty of exciting downhill trails in the Achray Forest area to explore.
There are some excellent downhill trails for mountain biking at Comrie Croft. With bike rental and workshop on site, this is the perfect place for those looking to experience the thrill of riding downhill trails.