National Cycle Network routes in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland

Experience some of Scotland's most breathtaking scenery with a trip along the National Cycle Network in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Idyllic and unspoiled landscapes of sparkling lochs, green hills and dense forests await you.

National Route 7

National Cycle Network Route 7 connects Balloch on the southern banks of Loch Lomond with Aberfoyle, Strathyre, Callander, Lochearnhead and Killin.

It forms the southern section of the long-distance Lochs and Glens Way route.

Reachable on traffic-free paths from Glasgow in less than 2 hours on a bike and served by regular train connections at Balloch, National Cycle Network Route 7 in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a stunning escape from the bustle of the city.

The route runs along a mixture of traffic-free paths and quiet road sections.

There are numerous opportunities for shorter, family-friendly day trips as it traces the beautiful lochs and rolling hills throughout the eastern side of the National Park.

Highlights along the route include:

  • the famous Glen Ogle viaduct
  • the stunning shorelines of Loch Lomond, Loch Drunkie, Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig and Loch Earn
  • Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
  • the BLiSS Art Trail, notorious outlaw Rob Roy's grave at Balquhidder
  • and the charming towns and villages of Drymen, Aberfoyle, Callander, Strathyre, Lochearnhead and Killin.

In partnership with VisitScotland, we have created an interactive journey planner for the Lochs and Glens Way, with all of the information you need to plan your trip within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.  

Find a day trip or a longer adventure along the Lochs and Glens Way with our route itineraries and downloadable route cards on the VisitScotland website.


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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