Cycling in Stirling


Cycling in Stirling is one of the best ways to explore the dramatic scenery and endless amounts of history. Stirling sits at the very heart of Scotland, nestling between the Lowlands and the Highlands. Steeped in history and surrounded by incredible landscapes, it has lots to offer both visitors and locals alike. Stirling is a compact city and has something for everyone to enjoy.

Have your pick of routes in Stirling as you grab your bike and set off to explore the region on two wheels. With such a wide range of terrain to challenge yourself, cycle coastal roads around the region’s accessible islands, or get away from it all on trails through some of Scotland’s outstanding ancient forests.

Get on your bike and explore the hundreds of miles of cycling routes throughout Stirling, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and The Forth Valley. Cycling is without doubt one of the best ways to experience and enjoy the wide open spaces, dramatic scenery and clean fresh air found within the region, while giving you greater freedom and time to explore at your own pace.

If you are looking for a challenging day out cycling, then there are plenty of long distant routes to choose from. The 17 mile West Loch Lomond Cycle Path takes you from Balloch on the south shore of Loch Lomond to cutting through the heart of the National Park, passing through Aberfoyle and Callander. For off-road enthusiasts the 18 mile Loch Eck Loop offers superb forest roads and if you’re lucky, you might spot an osprey.

Get a taste for the great outdoors at Loch Ard Forest in the Trossachs. Despite the dramatic countryside, it’s actually a relaxing ride and an excellent option for families with young children. The cycle track at Loch Katrine offering glorious scenic views – pedal and electric bikes can be hired from the on-site company, Katrinewheelz. If you’re looking for a bit more adventure visit Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, which has Britain’s largest network of off-road cycle tracks.

We recommend using Sustrans national cycle network app, which is free on Apple and Android and enables the user access to over 25,000 miles of walking and cycling across the UK.

For more information on what there is to explore when cycling in Stirling, check out our Things to Do page.

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