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With hundreds of routes to choose from, the National Cycle Network is a great way to discover the UK. 

  • 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.

  • National Route 7 between Aberfoyle and Callander takes you through a beautiful mountain forest and along the shore of Loch Venachar. It is more than worth the climb out of Aberfoyle to enjoy the exhilarating descent, the peace of the Queen Elizabeth Forest and the tranquility of the loch. There are also other cycle paths within the forest which can take you to Loch Katrine and the village of Brig o' Turk.

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

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

  • 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 is a short section of the very much longer Caledonia Way (National Route 78).

  • This challenging route showcases Scotland’s natural beauty, taking you past waterfalls, glens, lochs and heather clad mountains.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This route is a short section of the Caledonia Way (National Route 78) from Fort William to Gairlochy. The route lets you explore the western end of the Great Glen along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, with marvellous views of the north face of Ben Nevis.

  • National Route 78

    This 66 mile route from Fort William to Inverness is part of the Caledonia Way. Travelling the length of the Great Glen, the first part of the route follows a combination of canal towpath, forest road and cycle path between Fort William and Fort Augustus, while the second part mainly uses quiet roads to the east of Loch Ness, before ending at Inverness Castle. A real Highland adventure!

  • This 169 mile route passes through some of the most remote landscapes in the U.K, including the ancient peat lands of the Flow Country in the former administrative counties of Caithness and Sutherland. In addition, the route forms part of the North Sea Cycle Route – an international cycle route through eight European countries. 

  • In the heart of the Trossachs with magnificent landscapes shaped by nature, and immortalised in poetry by Sir Walter Scott, this area is ideal for a challenging day out cycling. This 35 mile route has some steep accents through the Achray Forest.

  • This stunningly beautiful part of National Route 7, between Inverness and Glasgow, passes through two fantastic National Parks.

  • There are lochs and glens, plus miles of coasts and forests on this part of National Route 7 north of Carlisle.  It takes you along the beautiful Solway Coast, over the hills of the Galloway Forest , and to the beaches of Ayrshire, before heading into Glasgow.

  • The route starts at Paisley Canal railway station and follows the same route as National Route 75 until Johnstone. From there the railway path continues south-west to Kilbarchan, Lochwinnoch and Kilbirnie.

  • This is a challenging but extremely rewarding ride in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, where the beautiful landscape, attractions and fascinating history more than compensate for the steep climbs.   

  • Follow the quiet road through Glen Lonan between Oban and Taynuilt passing standing stones and rocky outcrops before cycling along the shores of Loch Etive for stunning views.

  • A route that encompasses some of the Orkney Isles best archaeological treasures in a day - and for the fit, provides an invigorating alternative to a coach tour. Allow plenty of time as this is a long route and there are numerous sites to visit. It will take around 1 -2 hours to look round Skara Brae and tours of Maeshowe take a minimum of 45 minutes. Alternatively, include an overnight stay. Birsay is the most obvious half-way house and has the best facilities and choice of accommodation.

  • National Route 7

    National Route 7 links Sunderland and Inverness. It forms two-thirds of the famous Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route before heading north to Glasgow via Glen Trool Forest and the Ayrshire coast, before passing through two National Parks - Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and Cairngorms.

  • National Route 775

    This route runs northwards from Route 1 in Milnathort/Kinross to Perth where it links with Route 77. A route west to Lochearnhead is planned for future development.

  • National Route 78

    The Caledonia Way, National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network, is a cycle route that runs from Campbeltown to Inverness, along 235 miles of spectacular scenery. 
    The route begins at Campbeltown, following the Kintyre Peninsula and the Great Glen Way, it passes Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, many Scottish landmarks and historical sites and ends in the city of Inverness, the beautiful capital of the Highlands.
    It offers a variety of cycling, from challenging on-road hills, to lengthy sections of traffic-free path through the magnificent terrain of the west coast of Scotland.