Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Cycle ride to Luss, Loch Lomond

For a slightly more active day we took a 3 generation bike ride on the West Lomond cycle path. This runs from Balloch to Tarbet but we joined it just outside the town where the old main road ran alongside the estate. At first it was a road but soon became just for bikes and pedestrians:

The route did some times run right alongside the A82, which luckily wasn't too busy. The route was pretty undulating but fairly well maintained (some of the bushes could have done with a trim!). It was nicest when it was a dedicated path: 

After about 7 miles we dropped back down to the side of the Loch and had to cycle on the road which would take us into Luss:

This was our ride out:

Luss is a village on the shores of Loch Lomond. Because it is a protected village there was limited traffic and we pushed our bikes along the shore:

There were nice and secure bike racks for our bikes in the car park:

We could then walk around and check out the church built to resemble an upturned boat and a Viking grave as well as the lovely cottages:

The adults then visited the Coach House Coffee Shop for a wonderful scone whilst my son had some yummy chips from the brand new Luss Fish & Chip Co.:

We were suitably fuelled for the return ride although one sneaky hill still caught us out and we had to push the bikes:

This was the ride home:

Maybe next time we can get all the way to Tarbet!

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