Cycling Around Doune
There are many good cycle routes in the Doune and Deanston area.
Cycling with Children
If you are cycling with small children, head to the old railway line beyond Moray Park. This is a very safe place for cycles or scooters, and if you are feeling energetic, you can go all the way to Dunblane.
Doune Ponds is also a good place for children (if you keep clear of the water!)
Teens and Adults
Most of the Local Walks on this web-site are also suitable for cycling, depending on your ability.
If you want to go further a-field, why not drop in at Roots Cycles in Queen Street, just off Main Street in Doune. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the area and can offer suggestions for all skill levels. They also stock maps which may help you to plan your route.
They offer sales, bicycle repairs and will even attempt to fix buggy and wheelchair tyres.
The other great place for maps – walking or cycling – is Harvey Mapmakers on Doune Main Street. They have a great selection of maps for exploring the great outdoors (made in Doune).
Day Trip from Callander to Doune and Dunblane
Distance 45km, 28 miles. This is a circular loop through the breathtaking scenery and history of the Teith Valley. Although intended to start and finish at Callander, because it is a loop it is equally easy to start at Doune, cycling to Callander and/or Dunblane.
A map and description in pdf format can be downloaded here.
A GPX file can be uploaded and used directly in SatNav and GPS units – download here
There is a short film of this route made by Sustrans and Leader to promote cycling in the area.