For Cyclists

cyclist5It is possible to cycle the Cowal Way. We have many cyclists who have completed the Cowal Way, some in one day! You will be able to cycle between 85% and 95% of the path, depending on your fitness levels and cycling abilities. For example, between Tighnabruaich and Glendaruel there is small part where you will have to push your bike along the beach, and also a short section in the woods where you will have to carry your bike. There are also quite a few stiles on the Way, so be prepared to lift your bike over these. If you follow the link below it will take you to a local cyclist’s blog, who recently completed the Cowal Way. He managed this feat in one day during a very unusually wet summer! Hopefully his experience will be helpful to other cyclists wishing to visit the Cowal Way  http://explorecowal.com/2015/08/14/cowal-way-in-a-day/

If you would like a route that you can do in one day, try the Ardgarten to Inveruglas section. You can park your vehicle at Ardgarten picnic site  (coming from Glasgow, a few km past Arrochar on the left hand side), and cycle to Inveruglas. This is about 5km and consists of forest track and quiet road. The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park has a lot of signposted cycling routes  http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/visiting/cycling/menu-id-101.html

Here’s an interesting interactive map made by the Explore Cowal blogger documenting the route. http://my.viewranger.com/track/details/MTkxODM2NQ==

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