The Hebridean Cycle Way is a new route covering 185 miles, across 10 islands through the Outer Hebrides Archipelago. Starting in Vatersay, South of Barra, we will cycle the entire length of the Archipelago, over 7 days, visiting the mythic Callanish stones in Lewis after we’ve bagged the north coast, Port of Ness and the Butt of Lewis lighthouse.
A deposit of £50, payable to GOC below will secure your place. This will help us gauge interest in the event before committing to booking accommodation.
Places are limited to eight, at least initially. This will be a manageable size of group of differing abilities and for the available accommodation (which is limited) space on ferries, trains etc.
The itinerary is being developed, and will depend on what accommodation we can book to give a reasonable daily mileage and give us time look around.
Your bike - a road touring bike with low gears will be best, although a hybrid or a mountain bike with road tyres will do the job. A lightweight road bike will also suffice, provided is adapted to carry luggage.
The weather on the Western Isles can be changeable at any time of year, so have warm clothes to change into, hat and gloves, good waterproofs.
Terrain / Difficulty
Considered Blue Grade I.e. for people with good level of cycling fitness, ideally those who have done multi-day cycle trips before. Approx 35-55 miles a day over hilly terrain with climbs most days. The prevailing wind can make the difference between a fun day and a bloody painful one. No back-up vehicle so be prepared.