Those looking for a good mountain bike
route should find Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park a very enjoyable prospect, it has been stated.
In a feature on the location, the Scotsman newspaper said the area offers a "fairly flat" route for those preferring a simple but scenic ride.
Explaining how she had taken her children on this, writer Fiona Duff said: "In the autumn this is, to my mind, one of the most beautiful places to be when the sun is shining, as it was for us."
And she noted one popular route is that taken by people jumping on the Lady of the Lake boat from the Trossachs Pier to Stronachlachar, before cycling the 14 miles back.
Those wanting to put on some cycling clothing
and enjoy a ride in the national park may choose from a range of routes suited to various ability levels.
Among these are the muddy Glenbranter Forest Route in the Argyll Forest Park, which takes an hour through 5.5 miles of tough terrain, plus the 15-mile Glen Finglas loop.