Cycling in and around the park is a great way to see the countryside and visit different centres to see all the variety that the park area has to offer
Our resident cycle club Ride 63 also have rides every Tuesday, Thursday and weekends (to suit all levels of rider) throughout the year so have a look at the Facebook page to find out more.
The Muirshiel Explorer DIY ride is new for 2019. The idea is that you will collect a score card from Castle Semple and then cycle or walk to each of the park centres ( Castle Semple, Muirshiel, Greenock Cut and Lunderston Bay ) where you will find a wooden disc with a famous Scottish cyclist on it. Make a note of the cyclist on the score card and then once you have all 4 claim your free coffee at Castle Semple. Do it one day for a decent ride or over as many days as you wish.
Suggested routes for self led rides are listed below with links to Strava maps and suggested bike type
Muirshiel Explorer Challenge Road, Gravel, Hybrid
Round Loch Thom hybrid, Mountain bike, Gravel
Greenock Cut loop hybrid, mountain bike, Gravel
Greenock and Kelly Cut’s Bigger loop hybrid, mountain bike, Gravel
Parkhill Wood hybrid, mountain bike, Gravel
Semple Trail hybrid, mountain bike gravel
Muirshiel Hardridge loop mountain bike, Gravel
Pedal The Park road bike, hybrid
Belltrees Loop road, hybrid
Castle Semple Climbing Loop Road, hybrid
We also have a wide range of walking routes for days when you don’t fancy a ride