Top Trossachs

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Riding -

Start­ing at Glas­gow, you es­cape the con­fines of the city and head north along­side the pic­turesque Loch Lomond be­fore turn­ing off the more pop­u­lar route north, the A82, onto the A83. You are about to ap­proach the glo­ri­ous Trossachs Na­tional Park – so have your cam­era at the ready. Turn­ing off the A83 with In­ver­aray Cas­tle on your right, you pass through Ar­gyll and Bute be­fore turn­ing left to­wards Oban and the stun­ning west coast of Scot­land. Hug­ging the coast­line on the A828 the scenery is mind­blow­ing as you look out over the Lynn of Lorn to the Isle of Mull be­fore turn­ing in­land with Loch Linnhe on your left. Re­sist­ing the urge to head north to Fort Wil­liam, re­join the A82 as it cuts through the awe-in­spir­ing scenery around Ben Ne­vis and Glen Coe. A real high­light is the sec­tion around the Black Mount but in truth you can’t go wrong any­where on this road. Once out of the Trossachs, the A85 and A84 takes you to­wards Stir­ling. It’s the birth­place of Scot­tish mo­tor­cy­cle leg­end Niall Macken­zie and while it sadly lacks any suit­able stat­ues it does have an Old Town Jail and a cas­tle that are al­most as fa­mous and worth a look. Fi­nally it’s onto the A811 as you head back into Glas­gow..

The Black Mount is just one of the high­lights on this route around the Glas­gow area

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