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Gateway to the Highlands Bicycle Tour (Medium - Highlands - Full Day)

Gateway to the Highlands Bicycle Tour - Loch Lomond
Gateway to the Highlands Bicycle Tour - Loch Lomond
Gateway to the Highlands Bicycle Tour - Loch Lomond

We’ve all seen it, the portrayal of a stereotypical Scottish Highland scene in a film, on a postcard or printed on the lid of a shortbread tin. Well here it is, see it with your own eyes on a perfect day in the saddle. For those who want to experience Scottish mountains, lochs and glens, and be at one with nature. Our ‘Gateway to the Highlands Tour’ takes you on a cycle through ‘Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park’ featuring some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscape, providing the scenery for much of our history.

Gateway to the Highlands Cycle Tour

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Gateway to the Highlands Self Guided Bike Tour Prices:

Hybrid Bike - £80 per person for 2 + persons / £140 for single person *
Road Bike - N/A
E-bike (electric bike featuring powerful Bosch powered motor) - £100 per person for 2 + persons / £155 for single person*

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) - £80 per person for 2 + persons / £135 for single person*

Gateway to the Highlands tour prices include, bike rental, GPS, map and return transport to Edinburgh accommodation. All prices are inclusive of VAT - please see full Terms and Conditions

*Single person prices include a small supplement for fuel costs. This will be reduced on the day if there are more people on the tour.

Tour Details:

When to go:

March to October. Please see calendar at bottom of page for availability.


Tarmac Road


18 miles (30 kilometres)..


Gain = 808ft (246m). Loss = 1162ft (354m). Max incline = 10%. Max Height = 684ft (284m) above sea level. Min Height = 84ft (25m) above sea level.


Including pick up and drop off approximately 9 hours (full day).


For cyclists with a moderate level of fitness. Electric pedal assist bikes are available for a less strenuous and more relaxed experience or if you need some extra help up the climbs. We have a minimum age policy of 12 years old for manual bikes and 16 years old for Electric bicycles.


Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, Loch Katrine, SS Sir Walter Scott, Ben Aan, Glengyle (Rob Roy’s Birthplace) Ben Venue, Queen Elizibeth Forest Park. On route you will also see, Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and the Lake of Menteith – Scotland’s only lake and much, much more...


08:15 - 10:15 Pick up from Edinburgh accommodation, drive to Trossachs Pier, safety briefing and bike set up.
10:15 to 13:00 – Cycle from Trossachs Pier to Stronachlachar
13:00 to 14:00 - Lunch at Stronachlachar
14:00 to 15:00 - Cycle to Inversnaid.
15:00 to 17:15 - Pack up and return to Edinburgh

Route Description:

Departing Trossachs Pier, where the 117 year old Sir Walter Scott steamship is berthed, we cycle west along an almost traffic free tarmac road hugging the north shore of Loch Katrine. This beautiful loch, surrounded by mountains, now serves as a reservoir providing clean water to the City of Glasgow 30 miles away. Queen Victoria, poet William Wordsworth and novelist Jules Verne, are just some of many famous visitors to this area. Some were inspired to write about the Loch; most notably Sir Walter Scott with his famous poem 'Lady of the Lake'. The area also sets the scene for Rob Roy McGregor’s exploits, who's clan graveyard and place of birth, Glengyle, are still visible along our route. Our road swings around the most Westerly tip of the loch, and meanders south towards the hamlet of Stronachlachar, where we take our well earned lunch at the Pier Cafe, with fantastic views across the Loch Katrine.

The final short section of our journey takes us along an old military road along loch to the village of Inversnaid, situated on the banks of Loch Arklet, until we descend to one of Scotland's most famous waterways, Loch Lomond. Here you can take it easy and soak up the spectacular views across the loch, while your guide loads up the vehicle for the return journey home.


Enquiries and Booking:

Booking is easy - Please email us at OR phone 0044(0)7973940924 OR submit an enquiry form, stating the tour you’re interested in, how many people (with your individuals heights if possible), date of your tour, and type of bike you require. We will normally respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

All tours run daily, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Places are subject to availability. We accept most major credit and debit cards.

Card payments for our bike tours and hire can be made securely here...