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Cycling

This is a great area for cycling. The grounds of Loch Monzievaird are a good place for children to cycle around when Mum's & Dad's are not so inclined. Away from here there are lots of country lanes to explore and some very interesting terrain for the more adventurous. A mile down the road is www.comriecroftbikes.co.uk Comrie Croft Cycle hire and we can arrange for them to drop off bikes for rental. They have a good selection of off-road tracks to explore.


Further afield we highly recommend Wheel's cycling centre near Callendar. Here they offer a wide range of quality cycles to hire. There are two main routes that you can take. One goes up the old railway line towards Loch Lubnaig, where there are lots of picnic spots and it is very scenic. The trip back down the railway line is very exhilarating and easy riding for all ages. The other route goes along the shore of Loch Vennachar and is also very scenic. Both routes have somewhere at the halfway stage to stop for refreshments. If there was someone who didn't want to cycle they could arrange to meet you at Strathyre by Loch Lubnaig, or at Brig 'o Turk for lunch.

Loch Katrine is the main reservoir for Glasgow and one of the most scenic lochs in Scotland. It is about a 40-minute drive from Loch Monzievaird. You can either ride along the loch side and back, or if you have planned in advance you can book space for your bikes on the steamer S.S. Sir Walter Scott which will take you down the length of the loch from where you can cycle back along the hilly loch side road. Glengyle House at the northern end of the loch is the birthplace of the legendary hero Rob Roy MacGregor. The Rob Roy and Trossachs Visitor Centre is in Callander. Great picnic spots, and for those who don't want to cycle- the easy option of a return on the steamer. (April- end Oct) 01877 376316