Cycle along the spectacular Caledonian Canal. This flat, easy route suits all abilities. It has amazing views of Ben Nevis and the Canal. Perfect for cycling or walking.
The Caledonian Canal offers the perfect cycling route. The route starts within one mile from the Holiday Park. We recommend bringing your own bike and helmet or hiring one from a recommended dealer. ‘Off Beat Bikes’ in Fort William offer a great service and have bikes and helmets to suit all ages. They also hire E bikes for those wanting to explore further a field.
This cycling route is flat and perfect for a day of taking in the natural wildlife and scenery. Take your own picnic or stop off at couple of pit stops, there a couple of nice cafes along the way.
The shorter route of the Canal takes you down to Corpach. This is where the canal finishes and opens up into Loch Linnhe. Here you can park your bikes and take a stroll along the beach. Visit the the shipwreck known as the Corpach Wreck, an old fishing vessel that ran aground in a heavy storm back in 2011.
The longer part of the route follows the Canal up to Gairlochy. The part is about 8 miles long, flat and quite an easy cycle. Plenty of nice stops on the way to enjoy the sites of Ben Nevis. Gairlochy is a nice quiet village and is at the head of Loch Lochy. You can either cycle back down the canal or take the public road back via Banavie.
We highly recommend that when cycling you respect other road users. Please were a helmet when cycling on public roads. Please avoid using public walk ways unless specifically marked for bikes.
If cycling is not your thing the canal makes a perfect easy walk!