The Outer Hebrides

    Guided Cycle Tour of the Outer Hebrides

    14th to 20th April 2023

    Hebridean Islands and the Atlantic Coast

    Hebrides – hav bred ey
    Norse Viking – islands at the edge of the sea

    Join us on our fully-supported cycle tour through the mountains and neolithic landscapes of the Outer Hebrides, islands at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. We will ride along coastlines, and past white sandy beaches using causeways and ferries to link the islands. Cycling on the Outer Hebrides is unlike any other bike ride you will make. Along the way, we will support your ride with our customised van and experienced guides, ensuring that you have an amazing and unique cycling holiday.

    Ride the Hebridean Way

    • 4 days of road cycle riding through this wild chain of islands from Vatersay to Lewis following the Hebridean Way
    • 6 nights of hotel accommodation with breakfast and evening meals included
    • Experience a route unlike anywhere else in Europe, including the astoundingly beautiful Golden Road on Harris and Lewis
    • Cycle alongside untamed Atlantic beaches, over causeways linking islands, and through ancient neolithic landscapes including the Callanish standing stones
    • Ferry links to and from and between the islands
    • Exceptional support from our team of guides and our customised vans
    • Optional extra warm-up day of riding around Oban
    • Airport transfers if required

    Cycling Itinerary

    • Day 0 – Arrive at Oban – optional warm-up cycle ride around Oban
    • Day 1 – Ferry Oban to Barra – arrive at 6 pm
    • Day 2 – Cycle from Vatersay to Barra, ferry to Eriskay, cycle to Benbecula – 46 miles 1500ft ascent
    • Day 3 – Cycle from Benbecula to North Uist – 45 miles 1326ft ascent
    • Day 4 – Cycle from North Uist to Berneray, ferry to Harris, cycle to Stornoway 72 miles 4,500ft ascent
    • Day 5 – Cycle from Stornoway to Butt of Lewis (optional ride back to Stornoway) 50 miles 3000ft ascent
    • Day 6 – Ferry to Ullapool, then transfer back to Oban

    Trip Dates and Prices

    The Outer Hebrides

    14th to 20th April 2023

    • 13 places available
    • £1500 per person
    • Single Room Supplement £180

    I have cycled and mountain biked all round Europe and the trips with Scot consistently rate at the top.”

    J O’Brien Outer Hebrides 2022

    Welcome to the Outer Hebrides – Fàilte gu slighe Innse Gall

    The predominant language still spoken on this chain of islands is Gaelic and Innes Gall (Island of the foreigners) is how the islands were referred to by the Scottish Gaels pointing towards the Norse who dominated these islands for nearly 500 years. Today the Gaelic and Norse cultures are still strong and intertwined and there is a deep sense of tradition throughout the islands adding to the sense of mystery and beauty.

    The Hebridean Way

    The cycle route along the Hebridean way runs for 186 miles over a chain of 10 islands. Each island has its own distinct character and cycling from island to island is perhaps the best way to fully experience their unique culture and atmosphere of them. From the saddle, you will get a chance to smell the salty Atlantic air and immerse yourself in the wild and ancient landscapes.

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