Thirsty Bikers of the UK, this one’s for you! You may know the famous Green Welly Stop, especially if you’re accustomed to weekend rides taking in the fresh air and awesome views throughout the English and Scottish countrysides. Starting as just a filling station, the Green Welly Stop has become a lot more than just a quick pit-stop on your way to somewhere else, growing into a huge attraction for motorists and motorcycle riders all over the area. Maybe it’s because it’s in the perfect location to travel some of the best roads in the country, or maybe it’s the idyllic countryside views that you just can’t get enough of, but either way, it’s a hot spot right on the brink of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. So, let’s get ready to ride through this awe-inspiring place that seems to only reside in your dreams. In episode five of the Thirsty Biker Chronicles, we’re taking you past the Green Welly Stop to some of the most interesting sights in Tyndrum and beyond.

Must-See Stops

beautiful lake with mountains in the background

The ride starts at the popular Green Welly Stop and loops through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park to give you a ride like no other. Don’t forget to enjoy some of the finest Tyndrum whiskey while you’re there, and if you’re hungry, you’ll find both Scottish and British fare, breakfast, lunch, dinner and even late night bites. From the Green Welly Stop, you’ll want to take a ride over to The Drovers Inn, a hotel with a rich history spanning over 300 years. Not only will you be able to find cold drinks, delicious food and live music on the weekends, you may even have a run-in with a spirit or two, as this haunted hotel is among one of the most active in the country.

group of riders stopped at Green Welly
Photo: motorcyclenews.com

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, head on over to the Coach House Coffee Shop in Luss, located on the banks of Loch Lomond. A little quirky and filled with all the treats you’d even want to cap off a day of riding, Coach House has what you’re looking for if you need an afternoon pick-me-up. Finally, if relaxation is on your to-do list, take a trip over to the Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa for stunning views, a restaurant and bar, even some spa treatment if you have the time. Stay the night and enjoy:

  • Spa & health club
  • Off-road adventures
  • Fireside lounging taking in Loch Ard
  • Charming rooms

No matter what’s on your agenda when you’re riding through the area, there’s something for every biker.

The Route

Green Welly route map

Don’t you love the thrill of planning an epic ride? Especially when it’s as easy as opening your Thirsty Biker app, tapping your destinations and tagging your friends. So gas up your bike, fire up your app, and let’s ride!

You’ll want to begin your journey at the Green Welly Stop, then head to The Drovers Inn. Pass by Loch Lomond and enjoy unbelievable views of The Trossachs National Park on your way to grab some coffee at Coach House, then make your over to Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa to end your evening with some much-needed rest.

No matter how long you’ve lived in the area or if you’re just passing through, the views never get old. And if you want some alone time with just your bike and the wind rushing past you, then a ride through the countryside is just what the doctor ordered.

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