Wont keep you long!

It’s just an update to say that for 2023 we have added a Tool & Pump Station for use by you FOC – it’s in the beer garden adjacent to the BIG Public Car Park, can’t miss it!



This adds to the collection of equipment & services now available in the Village

Bike Hire & Major Repairs – Aberfoyle Bike Hire

E-Bike Charger – The Station Cafe, Main St, Aberfoyle

Tool Station & Pump – The Pier Cafe, Stronachlachar

AND have maps available of the 3 routes installed by Gravelfoyle that start & finish at the Pub!… just ask at the Bar, again FOC.

Dukes Pass

Mountain Bike
A bicycle with a light sturdy frame, broad deep-treaded tyres, and multiple gears, originally designed for riding on mountainous terrain.

Has it ever crossed you mind why an area with over 300km of forest trails, if I’m right and I think I am, the largest network of accessible trails in Britain!… with mountains, rivers and lochs keeps getting overlooked for places further away? Well it has mine.

It’s taken many years of perseverance and pressure but now it’s happening and it’s gonna be big.

Mountain Biking/Gravel Riding in and around Aberfoyle is happening and it’s here to stay.

We are on course to having some of the best Mountain Biking experiences that you can get and they are literally on your doorstep…. 25 mins from Stirling, 45 mins from Glasgow and only an hour from Edinburgh. Brilliant.

Here’s a thought: within 300mtrs of the big car park in the centre of Aberfoyle you can take access into the forest and Mountain Bike to the TOP of Ben Lomond around 14 miles away and return on a different route ALL WITHOUT crossing a public road….Just a thought, I’m not advocating you should do it!. (Definitely don’t do it if you can’t read a map coz you will get lost!)

Scary routes have been established only for those who are very experienced, through to very easy routes for those with NO experience, we have a Bike Park for you to hone your skills (with Black, Blue & Orange sections) great for teaching younger ones before you head off into the woods and to the trails.

The Trossachs is a place where Mountain Biking/Gravel Riding is perfect in all seasons, from the fabulous colours of Autumn foliage to the freshness of Spring, the warmth and lushness of Summer and the clear crisp and snowy days of Winter. In fact a cycle through a landscape in summer will feel incredibly different if done in Spring, Autumn or Winter… so what are you waiting for?

7 Reasons why you should come here…

1. Easy access from Central Scotland

2. over 300km of Forest Trails, Some Waymarked! (We have FREE maps!)

3. Several National Long distance trails
• including Sustrans National Cycle Network Section 7 passes through Aberfoyle

4. Interpretation several routes have interpretaion to keep the kids amused for hours!

5. Unique Sail & Cycle Opportunity
• Loch Katrine, get your bike on the boat (available to hire at Loch Katrine) sail to the far end & Cycle back (take a picnic!)

6. Routes and Distances for all abilities
• 10k, 20k & 30k waymarked routes courtesy of Gravelfoyle & Bike Trossaachs

7. The Forth Inn
• INTERNAL Bike Storage
• Central Location
• Ample close Parking
• Easy Access to the Hills & Forest
• Superb Food
• Great Beer Choice…..including Real Ales
• Unique Tasting Pint
• FREE Wi-Fi
• 6 en-suite bedrooms
• 2 Great Function Rooms
••• 1 which seats upto 120 No.
••• 1 which seats 20 No. (complete with Log Fire!)
• Previous Winner of Independent Pub of the Year and recently,
• Recognised as 1 of the top 14 bars outside of Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland by “Dram Magazine”

Aqueduct Route Views
It all Starts & Finishes at The Forth Inn