LOVE the #ebike smile!

e-biking is an increasingly popular and fun way to explore further by bike. It only takes around 30 minutes for most people to cycle 10KM on an e-bike.

The e-biker smile is becoming familiar on routes across Stirling and the Forth Valley. E-bikes allow riders of different speeds and fitness to easily ride together. Let the bike do the work and take the sting out of the hills!

This page includes information about e-biking across the Forth Valley, Lomond and Trossachs, including how to try an e-bike, rentals and a selection of fun routes for fantastic day trips.

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Local Routes

We have produced a selection of fun and enjoyable routes in the Trossachs which are particularly suited to an e-bikes starting on NCN7 (Lochs and Glen (North) in 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.You'll find that e-bikes open up lots of routes that might otherwise be a bit long or too tough on conventional bikes.By removing much of the pain from the hills, there is so much fun to be had exploring the countryside.

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Loch Lomond Gateway 

Drymen to Balmaha (11 miles, 18km Return) Time

1 ½ hours with stops

Suitable for e-bikes, mountain bikes and resilient hybrids,

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.

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 Cafés and pubs in Drymen

 

Duchray Castle Loop 

Aberfoyle to Kinlochard (20 miles, 32km)

Time 3 hours with stops

Suitable for for e-bikes, mountain bikes and resilient hybrids,

Explore the historic Statute Labour Road and enjoy iconic views of sparkling lochs, wooded hills and rugged mountains, in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Viewpoints, Stops and Attractions Duchray Castle, Kinlochard with village hall, tearoom, hotel and leisure club

 

Loch Katrine Loop 

Summer 2020 THIS ROUTE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A LANDSLIP AROUND LOCH KATRINE Check lochkatrine.com for status of this section of route before embarking

Aberfoyle to Loch Chon (31 miles, 50km) 

Time 4 Hours with stops. 

Suitable for for e-bikes, road bikes and resilient hybrids,

Iconic Trossachs adventure for everyone; on road and gravel loops, with family and all ability options taking in some fabulous scenery.

Viewpoints, Stops and Attractions Loch Katrine Café, Stronachlachar Pier café. Loch Arklet with stunning views over to Arrochar Alps. Extension to Inversnaid Hotel and Loch Lomond

 

Trossachs Explorer

Kinlochard – Stonachlachar (17 miles, 27km Return)

Time 3 hours with stops

Suitable for for e-bikes, mountain bikes and resilient hybrids, resilient hybrids,

Delightful ride on good roads through spectacular and iconic scenery of the Trossachs. Enjoy some great picnic stops along the way.

 

Heart of the Trossachs

Callander to Loch Achray (15 miles, 24km Return)

Time 2-3 hours with stops

Suitable for for e-bikes, mountain bikes and resilient hybrids,

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.

Viewpoints, Stops and Attractions Stunning views along Loch Venachar towards Ben Ledi, Achray Farm Trossachs Pier Café.

 

Rob Roy Loop:

Strathyre to Balquhidder (7.8 miles, 12.5km )

Time 2 1/2 hours including stops

Suitable for for e-bikes, road bikes and resilient hybrids,

An easy, family-friendly ride through Strathyre Forest and Balquhidder village amongst wild scenery to visit Rob Roy’s grave.

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

 

Here are some more fabulous local routes: For Inspiration see

 

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)

 

Try An e-Bike For Free!

Electric bikes (e-bikes) are bicycles fitted with an electric motor that provides an 'assist' to the bike's rider making hills and longer distance cycling so much easier. They can transform your commute to work while improving your health and fitness,

If you live in The Trossachs area, The Loch Lomond and Trossachs Countryside Trust are running an exciting  try an e-bike scheme.  TRED (Trossachs E-bike Demonstration project) is a local project working along the National Cycle Network route 7 Lochs and Glen North (NCN7). In the first phase the project will provide a loan of e-bikes to individuals and local communities so that they can experience their own e-bike smile and realise the possibilities that an e-bike opens up. Find out more

 

e-Bike Hire

You can hire e-bikes from local bike shops in Callander Aberfoyle and Loch Katrine. Mclaren Leisure Centre in Callander have also recently launched an e-bike hire scheme where people living in the Trossachs and Teith Ward can rent bikes at very reasonable rates. They are also available to visitors to rent. Find Out More PLEASE NOTE BIKE HIRE AT LOCH KATRINE AND CALLANDER LEISURE CENTR E IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (SEPT 2020)

The Forth Bike Scheme Scotland’s first regional e-bike share scheme with 120 e-bikes shared between Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. Find out more and register on the website.

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