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e biking in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs

Guest blog by Jason Clark, Marketing & Tourism Officer for Cycling, Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER.

Love the #ebike Smile

e biking in The Trossachs

e-biking is an increasingly popular and fun way to explore further by bike. The #ebike smile is becoming more and more familiar on throughout Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

e-biking is fun!

Electric bikes give you all the freedom and benefits of cycling, with a little extra assistance. Let the bike do the work and take the sting out of the hills!

Go further

e-bikes open up a range of routes which you may have never considered. You can ride for longer and improve your fitness. You can reach places previously considered out of reach.

Ride with friends

e-bikes allows riders of different speeds and fitness to easily ride together, so you'll never have to worry about keeping up. It’s a great fun way of keeping healthy and enjoying some of our incredible landscapes.

E-biking Routes in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs


We have a selection of fun and enjoyable suggested routes in Loch Lomond the Trossachs which are particularly suited to an e-bikes starting on NCN7 (Lochs and Glens Way in Balloch, Drymen, Aberfoyle, Kinlochard, Callander and Strathyre.

Many of them take in some great coffee and cafe stops along the way, as well as popular attractions.

  • Loch Lomond Gateway
    Drymen to Balmaha (11 miles, 18km Return)
    Time 1 ½ hours with stops

    A short e-bike friendly route on quiet roads, gravel trails and shared use paths from NCN7 Loch and Glens North to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Visitor Centre at Balmaha on the bonne banks of Loch Lomond. Suitable for e-bikes, mountain bikes and resilient hybrids.

    Viewpoints, Stops and Attractions
    Stunning views over Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Visitor Centre, Tom Weir Statue and Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha. Range of Café’s and pubs in Drymen
  • West Loch Lomond Cycle Path (17 miles, 28km)
    Time 2 ½ hours with stops

    A delightful linear from Balloch to Tarbert along the western shore of Loch Lomond. The route takes in the pretty village of Luss with spectacular views of Loch Lomond and its famous islands.

    Viewpoints, Stops and Attractions
    Stunning views over Loch Lomond towards Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro There are many picturesque loch-side picnic spots and refreshments available in the villages along the way.
  • Duchray Castle Loop – via the Statute Labour Road
    Aberfoyle to Kinlochard (20 miles, 32km)
    Time 3 hours with stops

    Explore the historic Statute Labour Road and enjoy iconic views of sparkling lochs, wooded hills and rugged mountains, in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Suitable for e-bikes, mountain bikes and resilient hybrids.

    Viewpoints, Stops and Attractions
    Duchray Castle, Kinlochard with village hall, hotel and leisure club
  • Trossachs Explorer
    Kinlochard – Stonachlachar (17 miles, 27km Return)
    Time 3 hours with stops

    Delightful ride on good roads through spectacular and iconic scenery of the Trossachs. Enjoy some great picnic stops along the way. Suitable for e-bikes, mountain bikes and resilient hybrids, resilient hybrids.
    Viewpoints, Stops and AttractionsStronachalachar Pier Café, Forest Hills Hotel and Spa Loch Ard, with stunning views over Loch Chon, Glen Arklet and Loch Arklet.
  • Heart of the Trossachs
    Callander to Loch Achray (15 miles, 24km Return)
    Time 2-3 hours with stops

    Mostly on cycle paths and minor roads. Highlights include, cycling along the wooded shoreline of Loch Venachar. Some hills, but you are rewarded with stunning loch and mountain views. Suitable for e-bikes, mountain bikes and resilient hybrids.

    Viewpoints, Stops and Attractions e biking with view of Ben Ledi
    Stunning views along Loch Venachar towards Ben Ledi, Achray Farm (with goats milk Ice cream) Trossachs Pier Café.
  • Rob Roy Loop:
    Strathyre to Balquhidder (7.8 miles, 12.5km )
    Time 2 1/2 hours including stops

    An easy, family-friendly ride through Strathyre Forest and Balquhidder village amongst wild scenery to visit Rob Roy’s grave. Suitable for e-bikes, road bikes and resilient hybrids.

    Viewpoints, Stops and Attractions
    Highland coo sculpture part of BLISS Art Trail Strathyre, Loch Voil, Rob Roy’s grave at Balquhidder Kirk. The Broch Café the Ben Shean Hotel, the White Stag, Mhor 84

Recharge Along The Way

New Bosch fast chargers for e-bikes now available at the following sites in the Trossachs, area. (Funded by Forth Valley & Lomond Leader)

Drymen (G63Hub), Balmaha, (St Mocha Coffee Shop) Gartmore (Black Bull Inn) Aberfoyle (Bike Hire) Stronachlachar (Pier Cafe) Loch Katrine (Pier Kiosk) Forest Hills Hotel & Spa Strathyre (Broch Cafe) Kinghouse (Roll Outdoors Bike Hire) Balquhidder Glen (Monachle Mhor Hotel)

Why Not Try an e-Bike?

If you live in The Trossachs area, The Loch Lomond and Trossachs Countryside Trust can provide a trial loan of e-bikes to individuals and local communities. http://trustinthepark.org/tred/

Rent an e-Bike

View of Loch Katrine

You can also hire e-bikes locally

Aberfoyle Bike Hire Tel: (01877) 382 023 www.aberfoylebikehire.co.uk

Wheels in Callander Tel: (01877) 331 100 www.scottish-cycling.com

Roll Outdoors Kinghouse/Balquhidder (Tel: 07979746658) www.rolloutdoors.co.uk

Country Cycles Killearn (Tel 07554622446) www.country-cycles.com

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