Cycling Around Loch Lomond
This region marks the start of the famous Scottish Highlands with the first of the Munros, the mountains higher than the magical figure of 3000ft.
It is also the start of the most spectacular section of the West Coast of Scotland, fractured into hundreds of islands with sea lochs penetrating deep into the coastline. The remoteness of much of Argyll and Bute makes it ideal for tough but very beautiful bike rides. Ferry trips will take you to the rugged islands of Islay, Jura and Mull. The National Cycle Network in the form of the Lochs & Glens Cycle Route threads its way through the region from Glasgow to Killin, offering both traffic-free sections suitable for families and a longer challenge for those on multi-day tours.
For the mountain biker there are plenty of testing forestry routes in Argyll and the Trossachs.