Encouraged by the previous trip I decided to take a longer cycling tour. I was riding a bike from Glasgow to Balloch (Loch Lomond) by Dumbarton. During the tour, I stopped over the bay in Dumbarton where I made short a lunch break.
A bike tour from Glasgow to Loch Lomond is a great way to explore the scenic countryside of Scotland. The route is about 40 miles long and follows mostly flat or gently rolling roads, with some optional detours to visit historic sites and natural attractions. You can start from the city centre of Glasgow and cycle along the River Clyde, passing by landmarks such as the Riverside Museum, the Science Centre and the SSE Hydro. Then you can head north-west towards Dumbarton, where you can see the impressive Dumbarton Castle on a rocky outcrop. From there, you can follow the cycle path along the Forth and Clyde Canal, which offers a peaceful and picturesque ride. You can stop at Bowling Harbour to admire the boats and the canal locks, or visit the Auchentoshan Distillery to sample some whisky. The final stretch of the tour takes you to Balloch, the gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You can enjoy the stunning views of the loch and the surrounding mountains, or take a boat trip to explore the islands. You can also visit the Balloch Castle Country Park, which has a beautiful garden and a historic castle. A bike tour from Glasgow to Loch Lomond is a rewarding and enjoyable experience that will give you a taste of Scotland’s culture and nature.