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Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine Cycle Route

Scotland > Stirling > Aberfoyle
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameAberfoyle to Loch Katrine
Distance : miles (km)28  (45.06)
Posted Byhappy
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationTrossachs Pier Car park
End LocationTrossachs Pier Car park
Cycle Steps
Starting in the car park of the pier, just off the A821. Head north along the water board road.
The road heads north west following parallel to the loch all the way road. When you get to the end of the loch, approx 6 miles on, it doubles back on it's self and you shortly come to another pier in Stronachlachar.
Taking the road(Lochard road) leaving south of Stronachlachar taking you all the way through Loch Ard forest, Kinlochard, Milton and finally into Aberfoyle.
When you arrive in Aberfoyle turn left, and head north along Duke's pass(A821) and back to the beginning.
All the forests around Aberfoyle have great mountain bike routes that used to be used by the Scottish Forest Mountain Competition races.
Your comments?
posted by:robRating : difficult :
Good route. Finished it off by going round the Forest drive for a bit of downhill bumps.

posted by:BrawladRating : difficult :
Great wild feel, yet all on lovely tarmac, lots of native trees and bird life, some great descents. I think I will be back to do this many times in the future as its a nice distance for an easy day.

posted by:StephenRating : difficult :
I started from Abefoyle, which gave an easy finish. It took me 5 hours of steady cycling, with breaks every hour for 5 mins. I took the sustran route out of Aberfoyle, which runs parallel to the A road. This was good, but I found it difficult to get back to the A road, and had to carry my bike for 300m over bracken.
Overall a good route without too many cars or people (Friday in October).

posted by:wayne coatesRating : difficult :
Started from the macdonald holiday hotel,into Aberfoyle then turn left up the dukes pass road , some parts of this road are 10% climbs , but you are rewarded with some great down hill sections until the ferry landing.

Then the private road which is closed to traffic , around the north bank of loch Katrine, again lots of up and down, then follow the road back to Aberfoyle, great route , took 2 hrs, 15 mins.


posted by:BobRating : difficult :
Started from Aberfoyle public car park and took the Pass first Another site says Dukes Pass requires a good warm up I did not take that advice Mistake
The climb is steady but downhill to Katrine very good The lakeside road is (mostly) traffic free but enough undulations to keep you honest
Superb cafe at Stronachlachar (20 miles) then side roads back to Aberfoyle This road is very rough in places and has regular short but very sharp rises
Took 2hrs 18min not counting cafe stop Good enjoyable route

posted by:NickyRating : difficult :
Great ride once we’d climbed Dukes Pass from Aberfoyle.
The ride took us 3h45m on mountain bikes ... that’s 8mph.

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