Lochs and Glens North

Lochs and Glens North is a stunningly beautiful part of Route 7. It travels between Inverness and Glasgow through two fantastic National Parks. It’s ideal for long-distance cycle tourers or bike packers looking for an adventure through Scotland's awe-inspiring landscapes.

This stunningly beautiful part of Route 7, between Inverness and Glasgow, passes through two fantastic National Parks. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park contain picturesque lochs, forests and bustling tourist towns. The Cairngorms National Park extends over the UK's largest mountain range, with heather-clad moors and ancient pine forests.

A traffic-free route through the Drumochter Pass (one of Britain's highest transport corridors) is one of the highlights of the whole network. The route then descends into the wooded hillsides and rich farmlands of Perthshire and Stirling, then onward through Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and onto traffic-free paths into Glasgow.

The Lochs and Glens North route is a stunning and epic ride through Scotland’ beautiful countryside. It links the former shipbuilding city Glasgow with Inverness, the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. It’s ideal for long-distance cycle tourers or bikepackers looking for a challenge. You can also choose to complete smaller sections of the route if you prefer.

Along the way you’ll enjoy some of the highlights of Scotland’s wonderful landscape. These include majestic lochs like Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Tay and two National Parks: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the Cairngorms.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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