Bikes At Lochend


“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.


The Ridge

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.


The Pulpit

Rock steps up and around a tree leading to a very high wooden box, with ladder option.


Stumpy’s Corner

A jumble of rocks surrounding three big old stumps.


Rocky Mountain

A pitched stone cascade with pitched stone steps off the back.


Paddle Boarding

PADDLE BOARDINGPaddle Boarding is currently the fastest growing area of paddle sports in the UK and it is easy to understand why. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is hugely versatile – if you are wanting a fun splash about in the water for the first time you will pick up the basic skills under our…

Nick Nairn Restaurant & Cook School

NICK NAIRN RESTAURANT, COOK SCHOOL AND SHOPWe’re very lucky to have Nick’s at Port of Menteith restaurant and shop here in the grounds of Lochend.For Lochend Chalets guests, the Nick Nairn restaurant is a great plus-point. You can have a gorgeous meal and as many drinks as you please, then simply toddle the 2-minute walk…


Lake of Menteith

Star gazing

Games Room

Play Area


Water Fun


Bikes At Lochend





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