Cycling Loch Lomond
Take in the Views
If you are staying with us here at Ballat Smithy Cottage you’re welcome to bring bikes (we can store them securely for you), or you can hire them locally at Killearn or Aberfoyle. Cycling Loch Lomond is a major activity in the area, and there is an abundance of routes and trails.
There are Loch Lomond cycle 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. Gravelfoyle offers superb waymarked routes deep into the Loch Ard forest.
Ballat Smithy Cottage is also right next door to the Lifecycle Trust’s Endura facility. This offers fantastic mountain biking practice routes between April & October in return for a donation.
So get comfortable in your seat, because here are our top selection of Loch Lomond bike trails for everything from the casual family ride to harder mountain trails.
Loch Lomond family bike rides
So much adventure
Visiting Loch Lomond and the Trossachs with your family is a great idea, because there’s so much adventure to be had all around you. This is especially true if you are planning to cycle during your holiday. We have mountains, lochs, countryside and city roads all nearby.
If you are holidaying with your family, there are many Loch Lomond cycle trails that are quiet and away from roads. You will, of course, be able to enjoy the scenery of the area, but why not also take in some art?
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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‘The cottage is perfectly situated for easy access to The Trossachs and Loch Lomond (especially the more beautiful but less accessible eastern side). It is also only an hour from the bright lights of Glasgow. The cottage has a large parking space and inside is immaculately clean and has everything one could reasonably want or expect. I often have trouble sleeping but had no problem doing so in the large double bedroom at the back which was perfectly quiet. The twin room at the front is also spacious and well laid out. The owner, Anne, and her family were most friendly and helpful. I couldn’t fault this place. Definitely on my list for a return visit.’
– Ballat Smithy Cottage Tripadvisor Review