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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Gourock Loch Lomond Loop|
|Distance : miles (km)||49.26 (79.28)|
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|A pleasant route with a mixture of scenic flat sections, climbs and views. From Gourock, take the short boat trip across to Kilcreggan (runs approx hourly, takes about 10 mins, cost about Â£2.40, bikes go free).
From Kilcreggan follow the road round to Garelochhead and the Faslane naval base. Take the minor road signposted Glen Fruin, there follows a long steep climb. This road takes you right across to Loch Lomond where you join the NCN route south. This goes to Balloch, then on a cycle path to Dumbarton, which continues along the Clyde to Erskine Bridge. Cross the Erskine Bridge then take minor roads to Bishopton. From there take the quiet Old Greenock Road to Port Glasgow. Descend Clune Brae and take main A8 road to Gourock (several minor routes available through Greenock depending on your local knowledge!).
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|posted by:charlie waugh||Rating :||difficult :|
|BEWARE ! Outrageously dangerous cattle-grid 200metres into the big descent after the climb from Garelochead (a leg buster). Thought I'd killed myself.|
Also, don't do the cycle-path from Balloch to Dumbarton on a road-bike.Its the lumpiest, most glass ridden route I've seen so far.
Route down through Glen Fruin is really nice. Good route for westerly/south westerly wind if you go clockwise - and can cheat by taking the train from Bishopton to Gourock!