Enjoy a leisurely cycle ride along your local canal or take the family and the bikes off somewhere special to enjoy the outdoors.
Cycling along the Caledonian Canal you will experience the Great Glen in all it's glory. The towpaths are nice and flat, so it really is suitable for everyone!
Discover the Crinan Canal by Bike - Enjoy the tranquillity of the towpath, or take the road that follows the route of the canal for a faster ride.
Discover the Forth & Clyde Canal by Bike - Cycling the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath has never been easier or safer, and it's the perfect way to keep the whole family fit and healthy.
Discover the Union Canal by Bike - The Union Canal provides a great route in and out of Edinburgh, ideal if you commute by bike, but also great for an excursion or to keep fit.
Trails crossing multiple regions and canals
From undertaking an adventure along one of our nation's breathtaking long-distance routes, or paddling in the shadow of some of Scotland's natural and man-made and marvels, our incredible canal network has no shortage of wonders to explore. Start planning your next big adventure!
National Walking and Cycling Network
This ambitious project will grow Scotland’s network of paths, trails and canal towpaths from 6,000 to 8,000 kilometres by 2035.
The NWCN builds on existing path and trail networks such as Scotland’s Great Trails, the National Cycle Network and canal towpaths. The project will close key gaps, upgrade connecting routes, link to public transport and promote shared use of paths. Active travel and recreation will be easier and more accessible as a result – which means that we all win. It’s good for our health and well-being and for Scotland’s nature and landscapes. And as better routes attract more visitors and tourism, it’s good for local businesses and the wider economy too.
View the National Walking and Cycling Network – Scotland map of existing paths, trails and canals and proposed routes.