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Loch Katrine, Trossachs, Scotland

UK cycle trails

A circular cycle route located in Rob Roy country that takes in a circuit around Loch Katrine — which formed the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake.

Cycling round the loch (12 miles or 19.3km), which lies in the heart of the Trossachs, takes place on a paved private waterboard road. Bike hire is available from a mobile truck at Loch Katrine pier between April and October.

How difficult is the Loch Katrine cycle route?

The entire route is on-road — most of which is a single track. The first 5 miles (8km) are quite hilly, but should you become a touch too tired, there is always the option at the far end of the loch of taking the steam ship Sir Walter Scott back to the visitors center. Alternatively, you could get there in time for the morning boat and then cycle back. There’s also the added option of carrying on westward for a further 5 miles or so after Stronachlachar pier to Inversnaid, where you’ll get some fine views of Loch Lomond.

Distance: 12 miles (approximately 19km)

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