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Moto Ride Routes - Duke's Pass

Loch Katrine Visitor Centre

For those looking to head into the hills due North of Glasgow, this loop leaving from Lennoxtown is a country escape with plenty of character.

Taking in local favourites such as Top o' The World, Loch Katrine and the Duke's Pass, this laid-back route is perfect for escaping the city for a couple of hours and brushing along the fringes of the Scottish wilderness.

This is a 125cc friendly route, although there is a fair amount of gradual incline involved in this run - so be prepared to work those gears!

Keep reading to discover the key locations on this route, or access our Google Maps file here, and see for yourself.

Leaving Lennoxtown heading North via the Crow Road, this route kicks off on a strong incline, passing Campsie Waterfall and winding up to the small village of Fintry. As you climb, and the skies begin to open, the bustling streets of the Glasgow suburbs become a distant memory.

Entering Fintry and crossing the bridge over Endrick Water, our route feeds onto the B822 towards Callander, passing through Kippen and scenic countryside before heading West and picking up the A821 along to the Loch Katrine Visitors Centre.

If you fancy a hot drink and a stretch, make sure to keep an eye out and follow signs to the Loch Katrine Steamship Café. The Sir Walter Scott, the café's namesake, still carries passengers on excursions from time to time, so be sure to look out over the water and try to spot this magnificent 19th Century vessel.

Following the shoreline of Loch Achray, the A821 sweeps into the Duke's Pass - a tremendous stretch of biking road through the Trossachs with fantastic views and incredible corners.

Duke's Pass

If you fancy some adventure, look out for signs into the Three Lochs Forest Drive, a couple of miles before you reach Aberfoyle. The drive consists of a six-mile detour over unsurfaced forestry track offering a refreshing change of pace, especially if the roads are busy. This area is only open during the Summer, and requires a small fee to ride on, but works nicely as a different way to reach Loch Katrine.

The Duke's Pass winds all the way down to Aberfoyle, where the road re-joins the A81. The A81 heading South is a mixture of covered woodland and open skies riding, and presents a variety of settings for you to enjoy on the relaxing ride down to Strathblane - a perfect wind-down before heading home.

At the roundabout in the centre of Strathblane, the route picks up the A891 back East towards Lennoxtown. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the last of the country lanes before heading back into Glasgow.

We hope you enjoy this route!

Click here for Google Maps directions, and to experience the ride yourself.