Further up the western shoreline, Tarbet is a great base for sailing, pleasure cruising and cycling. The 16-mile route between Balloch and Tarbet with railway stations at both ends mean you can travel just one way by bike and take your bike on the train to return. Arrochar, just west of Tarbet, is a village at the top of Loch Long. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain peaks in Scotland, Arrochar has become a magnet for hill walkers of all skill levels.