Mountain and Hybird Trail – Inversnaid to Trossachs Pier 5 miles+ (Moderate)
This route takes in the three spectacular lochs of Lomond, Arklet and Katrine with views of Ben Lomond, Ben Venue and the Cobbler. This route has the option of combining cycling with Waterbus journeys for added variety to your day out. The route can be done as a one way / return journey or combined with Waterbus services on Loch Katrine (and bookable transport thereafter) to continue your journey into the National Park.
From Tarbet, use the Waterbus service to cross the iconic Loch Lomond to Inversnaid. A short (but sharp…) 2km climb from Inversnaid leads to the Old Garrison and RSPB Nature Reserve. From the car park turn right through the gates and follow the Old Military Road alongside Loch Arklet for 6.2km to Stronachlachar pier (cafe and waterbus connection). If you are feeling energetic, continue riding from Stronachlachar on the largely traffic-free shoreline road for 21km around Loch Katrine to the pier.