If we were to recommend just one bike journey in Central Scotland, this would be it. Tough ascents of the Tak Ma Doon and Crow Roads are interspersed with a relaxing ride through the beautiful Carron Valley, followed by short sections of the Strathkelvin Railway Path and Forth & Clyde Canal. All this within 15 minutes train ride from Glasgow.
Distance: 36 miles
Terrain: Undulating with 2 steep climbs – almost completely flat after joining the Strathkelvin Railway Path. Mostly quiet country roads with a couple of busy sections through Kilsyth and Lennoxtown.
Time it took us: A whopping 8 hours!!! It was pretty hot so we took our time, and we stopped for late lunch at The Stables near Kirkintilloch
Route Map (please note that the off-road Strathkelvin Railway portion of this route from Lennoxtown to Kirkintilloch was not traceable in Google Maps)