Aberfoyle, Stirling (Scotland)

Aberfoyle, in Stirling, Scotland, is a picturesque village nestled in the Trossachs National Park. Surrounded by lush forests and Loch Ard, it offers scenic beauty and outdoor activities.
Cycle routes passing Aberfoyle
Weeks I stayed Aberfoyle
Fri, 7. Jul 2023
Eurovelo 1 - bikepath in Aberfoyle

A rollercoaster. Went up a beautiful climb along a loch. With great views and very few cars. Met a nice couple along the way, at a top of a hill. They said that that there would be some more coming as they did it already once. But they couldn’t remember exactly. So we agreed that ignorance is bloss. Got into Killin where I took a little lunch break. It started to rain. Quite a bit. So I extended the stay. When I started again, I was met with a beautiful path. And even a tennis court. Haven’t seen one in ages and I love them! But then, gravel! Uphill! Not my favourite! More rain! Not really happy… more rain. But then it turned so beautiful! Lots of lakeviews, small road, no cars. At times I felt like the train from Harry Potter, going through the highlands. Then again uphill with bad gravel through a national park. Very tough, but the landscape was absolutely gorgeous! Then a long downhill stretch into Aberfoyle. With the cutest cyclepath ever. Lots of illustrations covered the way with slogans to be more nature friendly. All in all, my favourite day! So much beauty! Unfortunately I don’t have many pictures to show as my phone was out of battery.

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Sat, 8. Jul 2023
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This was basically two days wondering where to go next. First taking shelter in a great hostel near Drymen. Met lots of nice people there and on the way. Then setting off towards west. But I stopped. In Glasgow. Took a room and had a think. Decided to go to Ireland on a different route. Planning seemed just a bit too hard and I couldn’t find a lot of accommodations. And I was sad that I didn’t see the Lake District. So decided to see this as well. Took a train to Carlisle.

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Mood: happy :)