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Hebridean Cycle

hebcyclist 26 May 20:31  

Joined: 26 May 2008

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Hi All, just found your forum and thought I'd ask for some info ... has anyone cycle the hebridean island route, Barra to Stornoway, and would like to pass on any info they have on accommodation, ferries and the like/, many thanks guys :-)


Murray Barnes 26 May 23:58  

Joined: 07 Jan 2007

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Haven't cycled it, apart from Barra.

In terms of ferries, check out the Caledonian Macbrayn's hopscotch tickets. They have one that will give you the ferries from Oban to Barra, Barra to Eriskay, North Uist to Harris, and Stornoway to Ullapool, for about £50 or so. That includes a bike. There are trains to Oban, and there is a bus from Inverness to Ullapool that takes bikes.

I'm kinda planning the route myself, some day. For more information on the routes, Fergus MacEarlan's book "Bike Scotland Book Two" has info on the islands, and where good cycling is.

Good luck,


My Latest Route: Jul 2008 Great Glen Cycleway

dave2878 28 May 19:47  

Joined: 28 May 2008

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hi there i have done this route on three occasions
first of all it is a great route, are you planning to camp?? if so there are alot of places to free camp all the way up through the islands. there are a few hostels and bunk houses to. get the blue and red hostel guide. also the hopscotch ticket or the island rover ticket which is the one i have used are both good it all depends on how long you are going to be there for

dave2878 28 May 19:49  

Joined: 28 May 2008

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also if you get stuck the buses on the island take bikes including panniers whole. sunday in harris and in lewis is very hard to get food so stock up on the saturday.
thanks dave

txbnet 08 Jun 11:51  

Joined: 29 Jun 2010

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Does anyone have a gpx route file that could be downloaded (or) is there basically one road through the islands!

My Latest Route: Jan 2011 Whitley Bay to Bellingham


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