Cycling Loch Lomond
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When you stay with us here at Ballat Smithy Cottage you’re welcome to bring bikes or you can hire them locally at Aberfoyle or Loch Katrine. There is secure storage for 2 bikes next to the cottage, complete with a sink, cold tap and hose for washing down at the end of the day. There’s also a power point here for e-bike charging.
Cycling Loch Lomond & the Trossachs is a major activity in the area, and there is an abundance of routes and trails. The cottage is well equipped with maps and route plans for you to borrow.
There are trails and paths for all abilities in the National Park, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, and Argyll Forest Park. Part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route 7 traverses the area near Ballat Smithy Cottage. This offers easy road biking through magnificent scenery.
Ballat Smithy Cottage is also right next door to the Endura Lifecycle Trust’s mountain bike trails and training facility. This offers fantastic mountain biking practice routes between April & October in return for a donation.
From the casual family ride to harder mountain trails, there’s something nearby to suit every level.
Loch Lomond family bike rides
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is an outstanding choice for a holiday with your family. Bring your bikes, or hire them, and discover mountains, lochs, forests, countryside and quiet roads all nearby.
Aberfoyle, a short drive from the cottage, has its own community bike park where youngsters and the less experienced can ride in safety, practicing for the more challenging trails nearby.
Everyone is sure to enjoy the BLiSS trail which runs along the Sustrans Route 7. Here you’ll find around 25 works of art along the trail in the four communities there – Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Strathyre and St Fillans.
You can find more family bike rides around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs here.
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‘Just returned home from a lovely week staying in Ballat Smithy Cottage. Very good value for money. We found the cottage very comfortable and were surprised at all the little extras: welcome food pack, wifi, DVDs and books, charger adapter plug, vanity unit in the main bedroom, washing machine and detergent.
We found the beds very comfortable, the bathroom very clean and instant hot water whenever we wanted it.
The cottage is situated in an ideal position for exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and also in easy reach for Stirling, Glasgow and the Highlands. We enjoyed exploring the little villages nearby and recommend Drymen for eating out.’
– Ballat Smithy Cottage Tripadvisor Review