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If you are looking for ideas or inspiration for a cycle route for your next bike ride then look no further.

We have put together a great selection of routes for you. You can explore Stirling and its fantastic tourist attractions, visit the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park or discover some fantastic mountain biking routes. In addition, we have compiled some of the best routes for cycling around Stirling (Harvey Cycle Map).

Destination Stirling:Explore Stirling's tourist attractions

Enjoy some of Stirling’s best historical sights by bike.

All you need is a bike. If you don't have your own bike you can sign up to one of the local bike hire schemes either online (nextbike Stirling or Bike & Go) or pop into the hub. 

 

1. Stirling Castle Loop - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11388382  

Start Point: Stirling Cycle Hub

Finish Point: Stirling Cycle Hub

Approximate Time Taken: 20 – 30 minutes

Terrain/Surface: Mainly quiet and small city centre streets.

Distance: 1.8 miles / 2.9 km

Total Climbing and Descent: +213ft  -216ft / +64m -65m

 

Difficulty Rating: MODERATE. A short distance route with one big climb up to the castle. It is less than two miles but brings you to one of the most beautiful visitor attractions in Stirling. The steep climb rewards you with amazing views of the surrounding area from the castle and you'll also get to enjoy the downhill ride on your return.

 

2. Wallace Monument Loop - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11387859

Start Point: Stirling Cycle Hub

Finish Point: Stirling Cycle Hub

Approximate Time Taken: 50– 60 minutes

Terrain/Surface: Quiet roads and mostly on National Cycle Network routes

Distance: 4.3 miles / 6.9 km

Total Climbing and Descent: +183ft -182ft / +55m – 55m

 

Difficulty Rating: EASY. A short route, with one climb up to the monument's visitor centre.  During the ride you will cross the beautiful river Forth, can rest on a bench alongside it and some stunning views towards the Ochil Hills. On the way back you will cross the famous cobbled Stirling Bridge.

 

3. The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8702357

Start Point: Stirling Cycle Hub

Finish Point: Stirling Cycle Hub

Approximate Time Taken: 15– 20 minutes (one way)

Terrain/Surface: On roads partly through quiet residential areas

Distance: 3.1 miles / 4.9 km

Total Climbing and Descent: +169ft  -46ft / +51m – 14m

 

Difficulty Rating: EASY. A short distance route, with mainly flat on road cycling make this an easy route.  You will pass by the King’s Park which where you can visit the Peace of Mind Garden. The park makes an excellent picnic stop. 

 

4. Round the City Loop http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8702818  

Start Point: Stirling Cycle Hub

Finish Point: Stirling Cycle Hub

Approximate Time Taken: 2 hours

Terrain/Surface: A mixture between quiet roads and National Cycle Network routes

Distance: 10.5 miles / 16.8 km

Total Climbing and Descent: +528ft -532ft / +160m -162m

 

Difficulty Rating: MODERATE. A fairly easy ride but you need to make a bit more time for this one. This ride is 10 miles in total and will go past fantastic tourist attractions such the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle. It combines parts of the shorter routes into one amazing loop around the City of Stirling. There are two big climbs but they are short and there's always the option to push to the top.