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Boat, Bike and Paddleboard Hire - The Beach, Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Should you wish to explore independently, we have boats, bikes and paddle boards for hire.

Boat, Bike and Paddleboard Hire

Are you looking to explore Loch Lomond independently?  Why not hire one of our boats, bikes or paddleboards from our base on the main beach at the 5* visitor attraction Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch, G83 8QL. Our hire operation is open at the main beach 7 days a week from 10am - 5.30pm from April-October.  During the winter months we are still open, however all activities including bikes and self-drive motorboats must be pre-booked in advance. Call us on 01389 756251 to pre-book. 

Boat Hire

We hire out self-drive motorboats, sit-on-top kayaks, open Canadian canoes, pedal boats, and katakanus.  Kayaks, Katakanus, Canadian canoes and pedal boats are hired out on a first come, first served basis, therefore pre-booking is not required.  Self-drive motorboats can be pre-booked here: or by calling 01389 756251.

Bike Hire

We have a large fleet of Scott mountain bikes, together with children's tag-a-longs (for children aged 4-7) and trailers (for children aged 1-4) for hire. Bikes can be hired from 3 hours to a full day or longer.  These can pre-booked here: Book a bike or by calling us on 01389 756251.   Our hire prices include, helmet, padlock and route guidance.  There are many routes from our base on the beach at Loch Lomond Shores (some of which are off-road).  Check out our latest blog detailing one of these routes, i.e. the lovely 8 mile route from Loch Lomond Shores to Luss, see: Loch Lomond Shores to Luss cycle route (you can extend this route and cycle on to Tarbet, see here for more information on the whole route: West Loch Lomond 17 mile cycle path Another lovely route that we recommend is over the hills from Balloch to Helensburgh - the views are amaaaaaazing, see: Stoneymollan bike ride.  Balloch Castle Country Park is another lovely 3 mile route for just a short trip on bikes, great for kids as there is an adventure play park half way around the park - the Loch Lomond views are stunning too, see: Balloch Castle Country Park.  You may fancy cycling that little bit longer, how about trying the National Cycle Route 7, which passes our base, see: National Cycle Route 7

Paddleboard Hire

Paddleboards can be hired for 1 hour or a full day including wetsuits.  We advice that you pre-book these here or by calling us on 01389 756251.

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The Beach
Loch Lomond Shores
Ben Lomond Way
G83 8QL

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