The Outer Hebrides

    Guided Cycle Tour of the Outer Hebrides

    The Hebridean Way (NCN 780)

    Join us on our fully-supported guided cycle tour through the mountains and neolithic landscapes of the Outer Hebrides, the islands at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

    *New for 2025 – A 5-day ride option

    • 28th April to 4th May 2025 – 4-days riding
    • 19th to 25th May 2025 – 4-days riding
    • 9th to 15th June 2025 – 4-days riding
    • 23rd to 29th June 2025 – 5-days riding*

    2025 Bookings opening on 7th July 2024

    A married couple stand on the edge of Hogaraidh Beach on North Uist. They are two cyclists standing with their bikes and looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean
    The Hebridean Way Cycle Route – North Uist

    Fàilte gu slighe Innse Gall

    Welcome to the Outer Hebrides

    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 Cycle Route

    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.

    The Hebridean Way Cycle Tour Details

    3rd to 7th July 2024

    16 places per trip

    £1950 per person

    Single room supplement £250

    What’s included

    • 6 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Accommodation 
    • Optional arrival day warm-up ride around Oban
    • 4 days of road cycle riding through this wild chain of islands following the Hebridean Way
    • Ferry links to and from and between the islands
    • GPS and written route notes
    • Exceptional support from our team of guides and our customised vans
    • Transfer back to Oban from Ullapool
    • Not included
    • Alcoholic and soft drinks
    • Lunches
    “I have cycled and mountain biked all round Europe and the trips with Skinny Tyres consistently rate at the top.”

    J O’Brien

    The Hebridean Way 2022

    The Hebridean Way Cycle Tour Itinerary

    Day 0 – Arrive at Oban with an 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

    Vector Graphic Image of a Road Cyclist riding along the coastline of the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland

    I’ve been on trips with Skinny Tyres before and loved them …this was no exception. Every single detail was thought about and provided for …Scot’s primary concern is always the welfare of his clients. The trip was spectacularly beautiful wild and wonderful…a part of the U.K. I would not have thought about without proper support …I cannot recommend Skinny Tyres highly enough”

    K Salisbury

    The Hebridean Way 2023

    Join us on a Skinny Tyres guided cycle tour

    Cycling on the Outer Hebrides is unlike any other ride. Along the way, we will support you with our customised van and experienced guides, ensuring that you have an amazing cycling holiday.

    We pride ourselves on an inclusive and sustainable approach, supporting people of all abilities and ages to visit and cycle through an area of Scotland that they may otherwise never visit, or get an opportunity to cycle the route, for whatever reason that may be. 

    We recommend four days for the ride through these in these incredible islands, allowing you time to take in the beautiful beaches and scenery. This ride is all about the experience: the wild landscapes, still dominated by neolithic sites; the journey, rather than the destination; the Gaelic culture and the sense of history that oozes from every rock, beach and loch. 

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