Cycling

From the National Cycle Network routes, to single track woodland trails, to easier canal side paths, there are cycle routes to suit all abilities within the Falkirk area.

Whether you’re an experienced mountain biker, or a family looking for an easy day out with your bikes, there are cycle routes to suit everyone in Falkirk providing you with a great choice of things to do in the Falkirk area.

 

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Callendar Estate

Callendar Estate has a network of single track mountain bike trails to complement the walking and horse riding routes already available. There are easy family friendly routes through attractive woodland making it a great day out with kids in Falkirk. Each trail has been graded according to its level of dificulty and challenge. Green is easy, blue is moderate and red challenging. It is important that you chose a grade that suits your ability.  

Visit the Callendar Estate website for more information.

The John Muir Way

The John Muir Way cycling route is intended to provide a pleasant cycle through the countryside, not – like many traditional cycle routes – an efficient way from A to B on a bike. Cycling the John Muir Way will usually take about 4 or 5 days, again depending on your temptation to linger and explore.  This is a relatively difficult cycle, with varying surfaces and gradients on some stretches of roads. 

Visit the John Muir Way website for more information

The John Muir Way Baggage Service offers a secure, reliable and professional service to transport your luggage while you cycle the John Muir Way - meaning you only need to take a backpack with you on your cycle.

The Helix

The Helix Around Town Tour (HARTT) is a 16 mile circular cycle route connecting The Helix, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar Park. The Helix Around Town Tour begins at The Helix and travels by cycleway and towpath through woodlands, glens and communities.

Visit The Helix website for more details or click on this link to take you to the HARTT cycle map 

 

Scottish Canals

Both the Forth & Clyde and the  Union canal offer safe, traffic free, pollution free routes for cyclists of all levels.  The Forth and Clyde Canal offers 35 miles of beautiful countryside cycling.  This is connected to the Union canal at the Falkirk Wheel, taking you straight into the city of Edinburgh.

Visit the Scottish Canals website for more information

National Cycle Routes

The Falkirk area is also connected to two National Cycle Route.

Visit the Sustrans website for more information