My mum and dad have been bringing me and my sister up to Loch Lomond since we were babies and it’s still one of my favourite places EVER. Specifically, the great cycle routes, there’s loads to choose from, my favourite is the route from Inverbeg to Firkin Point and on to Tarbert.
It’s beautifully secluded and off road so there’s no traffic to worry about, ideal for families with little ones or buggies. The route also forms apart of the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path.
One option would be to park at Inverbeg Holiday Park or The Inn on Loch Lomond (perfect for a spot of lunch/ glass of wine… or 2) and follow the path on the right-hand side of the road. There’s a layby for reference just up from the holiday park. Or you can drive to Firkin Point, (15 mins from Inverbeg) and park there and continue the walk. Firkin Point has free parking and toilets available also with plenty of picnic benches that look onto the loch.
The path follows alongside the loch the whole way, It is usually quite busy with tourists but with plenty of stoney beaches to set up camp and relax for a bit or enjoy a picnic, you’ll be able to find a quiet area. The views are incredible, plenty of perfect picture spots – It makes such a difference when the sun it out.
It’s easy to see why this is such a popular route, it’s so calm and relaxing. Such a fab way to spend the day – it only took me around 2 hours there and back and I stopped for many a selfie. There’s plenty of places to stop in Tarbert for a bite to eat, although, I would caution that when you’re approaching Tarbert, you have to rejoin the main road so might not be ideal for little ones.
It took me a good few attempts to get the picture below right, I then realised a group of tourists had been watching me prop my phone up on a wall, grab my bike and candidly cycle past about 10 times…. not my finest moment haha!
It’s easy to spend a good few hours here, with so many little nooks and crannies, it’s easy to lose track of time. The road is flat the whole way so no strenuous uphills to worry about.