Best for sightseeing: Stirling City Tour
The Stirling City Tour is an easy cycling route that affords fabulous views of several major sights while avoiding most of the high-traffic areas.
Starting at the Stirling Cycle Hub, you'll bike along sections of the River Forth and past the Wallace Monument, perched high on a hillside to the northeast of the city. Next you will loop around Stirling Castle (definitely a prime photo op!) and onward over the historic Stirling Old Bridge, site of a decisive 1297 battle between the Scots and the English.
Best for long distance: Route 76 (Round the Forth)
If you're planning to visit Stirling as part of a more extensive tour of Scotland, you may wish to consider cycling all or part of Route 76 of the National Cycle Network, which takes you on an epic 134-mile journey around the Forth, passing through towns and cities such as Kirkcaldy, Dunbar, Helensburgh, and South Queensferry, along with Stirling. Admire the scenic wonders of the Forth Estuary as you explore these historic destinations and their many attractions before cycling on to other fantastic Scottish regions.
Bike hire and more
Ready to start planning your cycling trip to Stirling? The Stirling Cycle Hub is an invaluable source of info on all things bike-related in the area, including routes and organised rides and events.
Local shop Velocity 44 offers bikes for hire and purchase, as well cycling parts and accessories, repairs and other useful services. You can also rent a bike through Nextbike Stirling, which, once you register with the Nextbike network, allows you to obtain a code through your mobile to pick up and return a bike at any of their self-service locations.
Feeling ambitious? Why not consider entering the Stirling Triathlon, held in the grounds of the University of Stirling each June? Challenge yourself to swim, bike and run in an exciting race through this historic location – it's an experience you won't soon forget!