e-biking is becoming increasingly popular. The e-biker smile is becoming familar on routes across Stirling and the Forth Valley. 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.
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, they're also great fun!
If you live in the Stirling area, The Active Travel Hub at Stirling Railway Station have a range of e-Bikes to try. They offer an extensive library of e-bikes in various sizes and types. Find out more
If you live in The Trossachs area, The Loch Lomond and Trossachs Countryside Trust are running an exciting new 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
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
The Forth Bike Scheme has just launched, 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.
There are some superb routes locally set amongst breathtaking scenery. 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. There are some superb route options locally,including along the Lochs and Glens North (NCN7) from Callander to Glen Ogle taking in Strathyre and the Rob Roy Loop or from Callander to Aberfoyle past Loch Venachar and back.
Here are some fabulous local routes: For Inspiration see