(Photos by Jered Gruber)
For cyclists who love ‘gravel’ riding, the Duke’s Gold gravel tour slingshots you into one of Scotland’s most magnificent areas of natural beauty – the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park where there is an abundance of great gravel and mixed-terrain along forest tracks, fire roads and dirt single tracks.
We love anything that means more folk are out having fun riding bikes in the dirt (or grit). Riding gravel bikes combines so many of our favourite things – mountains and spectacular locations – and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is one of the most magnificent locations of them all.
Combining the off-road capability of mountain biking and the lightweight, efficiency of road biking – take the tracks less travelled with us for exhilarating discoveries amidst Scotland’s hidden forests and glens. The Duke’s Gold gravel weekend break takes place in one of Britains most magnificent areas of natural beauty. Here, you will access a huge trail network, wild places on predominantly smooth gravel surfaces – forest tracks, fireroads and dirt single tracks.
With Balmaha and the award-winning Oak Tree Inn on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond as our base for the weekend, this little village with a huge heart is surrounded by a network of trails and tracks that a weekend is never going to be enough – we have a hunch you’ll be back for more.
This gravel tour breaks down all the barriers and throws away the rule book blurring the lines between mountain biking and road cycling. Join us!
TYPE OF TRIP
- TECHNICAL GRADING – EASY
- ENDURANCE GRADING – MODERATE
- HOW LONG? 2 nights / 2.5 days riding
√ The best gravel routes in the majestic Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park handpicked by our local gravel expert guide
√ Professional Guide – expertly trained, hugely experienced but most of all great fun and with a wealth of local knowledge to share!
√ Cosy B&B accommodation at the award-winning Oak Tree Inn in the centre of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (Friday and Saturday)
√ Scrumptious, hearty cooked breakfasts (and lighter and gluten-free options too) to set you up for the day
√ Complimentary toastie and cup of tea/coffee at The Station Cafe (Aberfoyle)
√ Comprehensive logistics support including first aid and mechanical assistance throughout your trip
√ Detailed pre-departure information
√ Trip photos
√ Join the trip in Balmaha
£295 per person (£245 per person with discount code DUKES50)