search bars close map-marker arrow-right tags twitter facebook

The Hebridean Cycle Way 2021


Event Details


Restarting Events

We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Walks can once again take place in England, Scotland and Wales, and will be run in accordance with local regulations.   In most cases our walks will allow for a maximum of 30 participants, although a lower limit may be in place following an event's risk assessment.   All walks require every participant to pre-book via the website.

General information

Cycling the the Outer Hebrides

This is the deferred summer 2020 Hebrides cycling week moved to Sat 14th August to Sunday 22nd August 2021. 

 

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.

The spaces have been taken by those that paid a deposit in 2020. Places are limited to eight.  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 given in the members only section below.

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.

Approximate Distance

185 miles

Full details are available to members only

Log in or register now for your free trial

Join Now…