From Loch Long, the West Coast 200 route will then take you to the western edge of Loch Lomond and the village of Tarbet. It is Tarbet that separates Loch Long and Loch Lomond, because of this the name in Gaelic comes from the word isthmus that means ‘small strip of land’.
Tarbet is a popular pit-stop for cyclists throughout the area, and the village is a great start and endpoint for lots of walks in the surrounding hills. The village offers a pier from which you can enjoy a scenic boat ride on Loch Lomond. This pier has been operational since Victorian times, showing how lovely Tarbet is to visit and how invigorating a trip on Loch Lomond can be.
Another big attraction in Tarbet is the railway station which follows the West Highland railway line. The line links Glasgow with Mallaig and regularly wins awards for being one of the most scenic and beautiful train journeys in the world. If you need a break from driving, then hopping on the train at Tarbet for a scenic ride is well worth it.