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  • Some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes and lochs lie along this route. Views of the Kyles of Bute and Loch Fyne are breathtaking especially during the early summer months.  Follow signs for Regional Route 94 to complete this ride.

  • An excellent cycle trip for a short holiday through some of Scotland's most celebrated towns and cities as well as beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside with breathtaking views of the Moray Firth coastline. Cycling from Aberdeen to Inverness via National Cycle Route 1 is a must for those cyclists who like the peace and quiet.

  • This route is one of contrasts - through Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland, northwards along the coast and into the remote scenery of the Highlands and the ancient peatlands of the Flow Country.

  • This route lets you explore the Trossachs, taking you between Aberfoyle and Callander with wonderful views of lochs and forests.

  •  A cycle ride suitable for families taking in magnificent vistas of the hills and villages of the eastern side of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

  • This route beside the railway line between Airdrie and Bathgate takes you along the shore of the Hillend Reservoir and offers fine views over the central plateau of Scotland, passing through Plains, Caldercruix and Blackridge. Sculptures along the route reflect the rich industrial and railway heritage of the area.

  • This journey offers excellent wildlife spotting opportunities as you cross heather covered moorland, surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges and dense forests.

  • This wonderful route takes you through the Cairngorms National Park with its stunning scenery and rich variety of wildlife. Staring at Aviemore, a popular location for skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities, passes through woodland and open heather-filled moorland to reach Carrbridge.

  • This 19 mile linear route takes in long stretches of the Ayrshire coastline between Irvine, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr, and has spectacular views across to the Isle of Arran.

  • After following quiet roads from Balerno to East Calder, the highlight of this 14 mile route between Balerno and Bathgate is the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park where you can cycle right through the park between East Calder and Mid Calder and under the impressive railway viaduct. From Mid Calder and through Livingstone, where you can visit the Almond Valley Heritage Trust, you continue towards Bathgate on a mainly traffic-free route.

  • An easy cycle from Bowling to Dumbarton and on to Balloch at the south side of Loch Lomond.

  • The Forth and Clyde Canal links Glasgow to Falkirk providing a wonderful, flat traffic-free walking and cycling route across central Scotland. The highlight of this route is the famous Falkirk Wheel, the world's first and only rotating boat lift which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.

  • Those with an aversion to hills will love this flat route which follows the Caledonian Canal from the head of Loch Oich to Fort Augustus. 

  • This challenging route showcases Scotland’s natural beauty, taking you past waterfalls, glens, lochs and heather clad mountains.  The pretty town of Callander, known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands', is the starting point and from here there are some steep climbs before a final descent through Acharn Forest to Killin.

  • This magnificent 9-mile traffic-free section of Route 7 takes you from the bustling town of Callander, through the forested Pass of Leny and along the western shore of Loch Lubnaig towards Strathyre village.

  • Running from the heart of Glasgow to the beauty of Loch Lomond, this almost entirely traffic-free route follows parts of the disused Partick to Yoker railway from Glasgow to Clydebank, the towpath of the Forth and Clyde Canal through to Bowling and again an old railway into Dumbarton.

  • Running close to the River Clyde for most of its length, the Clyde Walkway is a walking and cycling trail which runs from the centre of Glasgow to the Falls of Clyde near New Lanark.

  • Following discussions between Sustrans and British Waterways, the canal towpath between Clydebank and Edinburgh is now officially part of the National Cycle Network with adopted number National Route 754. The towpaths of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal form a reasonably direct, almost flat and completely traffic free route between Scotland's two great cities.

  • The Coast and Castles North route begins in Edinburgh, crossing the Firth of Forth into the Kingdom of Fife with its beautiful countryside. The route then follows the coast north passing through fishing villages and historic sites such as Dunnottar Castle on its way to Aberdeen.

  • Enjoy the dramatic coastal scenery along this 14 mile section of National Route 1 between Cullen and Garmouth. The route is mainly traffic-free between Cullen and Buckie using the old coastal railway line. From Buckie, the route follows roads before crossing the River Spey on the magnificent Speyside Viaduct into Garmouth.

  • The route follows a disused railway line and a riverside path from Kilmarnock through Irvine towards Kilwinning.

  • This route takes you along coastal paths and minor roads. From Dundee the route heads through the Dundee port area. You’ll see Broughty Castle jutting into the estuary and overlooking Broughty’s Blue Flag beach to the east. The route then closely follows the sea to Monifieth and then to Carnoustie where you will find a Championship Golf Course. The route finishes in Arbroath - famous for its ‘Smokies’.

  • A good day trip on National Cycle Network Route 1. The route takes you through the lush countryside of Fife with a short section in Kinross-shire.   This route is moderate with some hills but you are rewarded with some stunning views.

  • A relatively easy ride through the main hubs of East Lothian including Dunbar, Haddington and North Berwick as well as its wonderful rolling countryside, all within a stones throw from Edinburgh.

  • A mainly traffic-free cycle from the centre of Edinburgh, the route follows the tree-lined corridor of the old Granton Branch of the Caledonian Railway out to Davidson’s Mains, residential streets through Barnton, a cycle track over the golf course and then down quiet roads to Cramond Brig.

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