Cycling – The A82 isn’t the most relaxing of roads to cycle on but around Loch Lomond there are many great cycling paths with a variety of steep hill climbs and easy paths. Great way of exploring the area.
The Loch area is home to many beautiful cycle paths which vary from the exciting, adrenaline rush hill climbs, to slower, more serene paths through the flora and fauna. Cycling around the Loch is a wonderful way to explore the area more fully and you’re sure to meet friends along the way!
The West Loch Lomond Cycle Path is one of the longest routes and follows the west shore of Loch Lomond to Tarbet. The path is suitable for cycling, walking and horse riding and passes beautiful villages such as Luss.
There are some excellent coarse fishing opportunities up at our end of Loch Lomond. Especially over the other side of the loch (a ferry from the nearby Ardlui Marina will take you there) but we’ve had some guests have a pretty successful fish already this season straight off the jetty.
Fishing permits involving a fee may be required depending on where you intend to go fishing and what you are looking to catch. If you want to go fishing during your stay at Loch Lomond, best check what’s needed before you head out.
Fishing permits are available to everyone and can be purchased from shops such as fishing tackle shops or post offices.
Loch Lomond has the largest variety of fish in the Trossachs National Park. You can find fish such as salmon, sea trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, pike perch, roach, chub, and dace.
A white fish called Powan can also be found in the Loch but is a protected species and should be released if caught.
Did you know Loch Lomond has it’s very own monster? Check out this slightly grainy video clip, taken just down the Loch at the Culag….do you think he’ll make his way up to Ardlui? Keep your eyes peeled the next time you’re down on the jetty!
I guess it’s no secret that winter is finally upon us.
Loch Lomond and the surrounding area is great to get out and explore on days that are as crisp and fresh as the bed linen we put in all of our cabins. If you get up early enough, you could even try bagging a Munro.
What better way to unwind though than jumping into Ardlui Retreat’s very own hot tub, which is free for all residents to make use of throughout their stay.
Our good friends at Loch Lomond Wakeboard have upped sticks and are getting ready for the new season right next door at the Ardlui Marina.
It’s going to be awesome. Whether you are into wakeboarding, wakesurfing or simply mucking about on the loch with stand up paddleboards or canoes, LLWB can supply all the equipment and safety gear to ensure you have the most amount of fun as safely as possible.
Look out for some special Ardlui Retreat deals soon!