Aberfoyle has many miles of cycling and walking routes starting right from the centre of the Village where there is free parking in the main car park if you arrived by car. From the Village its possible to cycle through the Loch Ard Forest to the south or in the Loch Achray forest to the north.
Loch Ard Forest is large and undulating with a few good hills but none lasting more than a mile uphill. The map below shows some short cycle routes suitable for family groups and cyclists of all fitness levels which are circular bringing you back to your start point.
The routes are used by walkers also and are colour coded with wooden posts along the way. The Forestry Commission Scotland have produced a combined map showing more routes in both forests and a copy of the map is here for download as a PDF or can be obtained from the David Marshall Lodge or the Trossachs Discovery Centre (Tourist Information) in the Main St Aberfoyle.
For more arduous cycling in Loch Ard use the map to plan longer routes heading towards High Corrie and Lime Hill which can be made into a long, sometimes hilly circular route returning via the Old Drymen Road and the village of Gartmore, with a stop at The Black Bull for topping up fluids lost.
Alternatively, it is also possible to cycle the south shore of Loch Ard and head out towards Loch Chon for some excellent scenery and a few hills. This is great cycling with a few places of interest along the way which are marked on the OS Map of the area (sheet 57). Again this can be made into a circular route by returning via the B829 and topping up fluids at Forest Hills Resort or returning to Aberfoyle.
A quite recent addition to the trails is The Loch Ard Family Sculpture Trial which can be walked or cycled and adds some things to see and do along the route around the Loch Ard Forest.