Killin is a beautiful area. The scenic views are truly delightful. There is no better way to experience them then on the seat of a bike.
Don’t worry if you aren’t able to to bring your own bike because the Killin Outdoor Centre has bikes for hire. The centre is open every day from 8:45 - 5:45. You can hire bikes for as little as one hour at a cost of £12, or for 24 hours for £25. He centre has everything you need for the whole family with children’s bike, child seats and tagalongs, as well as helmets, locks, maps and repairs kits.
The centre opens seasonally. They generally open towards the start of April through to the end of October. However, they may shorten or extend their season depending on the weather. If your visit is at either end of these times it might be worth giving them a call to check if they are open or not.
If you are feeling energetic and are looking for a day-long ride, then you might be interested in doing the circular route around Loch Tay. The route is quite hilly, so you’d better be raring to go. The views you’ll experience though are well worth the effort. The route takes you along the southern banks of Loch Tay, before climbing through the hills to the North.
On the route, there are several places to stop for a break and a meal. Breakpoints include Ardeonaig Hotel along the shores of the loch and several places in and around the village of Kenmore.
Killin sits on the Sustrans cycle network. This is a great resource for finding cycles routes. The website allows you to search for the types of route you enjoy most.
One of the newer routes is a circular loop that was created by the Loch Lomand and The Trossachs Countryside Trust. The course gives you a real taste for the local area. You get views of Ben More and the iconic pinewood forests. This new route gives you a way to enjoy cycling through the natural beauty of the area and to avoid the roads.