BIKES AT LOCHEND CHALETS
“This would be an amazing place to stay and train,” said Tour de France-winner, Chris Froome when he stayed at Lochend as a teenager. He’s right: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National park is a cycler’s paradise. It's popular with road bikers, and is packed with fantastic off-road cycle and mountain-biking routes over mountain passes and lochside forest trails. We even have cycles routes that are good for e-biking.
Bike-tastic base for cycling holidays in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Lochend itself has always been a great place for small children to cycle, with a ¼ mile private driveway leading to the lakefront chalets. However, since 2015, Lochend has also become a fantastic cycling destination for older children and adults, too, with the addition of our Mountain Bike Trail and Trials Bike Skills Area in a lovely forested area alongside the Goodie Burn.
The Mountain Bike Trail consists of eight trails that snake around the forest on riverside board walks and undulating paths, each one graded either green (beginner), blue (easy) or red (trickier).
The Trials Bike Skills Area consists of a number of trials features in a forest glade amphitheatre next to the Goodie Burn. The features are progressive, meaning that there are easy options for novice riders, as well as increasingly more challenging options for more able riders and Danny MacAskills. Features include:
The Grand Entrance & Trades
Three low wide steps and three narrower steps alongside, both consisting of buried stones and gravel fill.
A jumble of boulders and rocks to test a progressive range of traverses, hops and climbs.
A range of problems built from scrap metal unearthed during construction.
Big Dog’s Log
A chunky great oak trunk with rock options either side.
Rock steps up and around a tree leading to a very high wooden box, with ladder option.
A jumble of rocks surrounding three big old stumps.
A pitched stone cascade with pitched stone steps off the back.
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HOLIDAYS AT LOCHEND CHALETS - MORE THINGS TO DO
Browse a selection of our favourite things to do when you enjoy a short break here on the Lake of Menteith. Stay on site or explore local landscapes. Explore our national park, take a trip further afield, or use your holiday lodge as a base to tour around Scotland. Whatever your interests, there will always be something to keep you entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.