We believe the best way to explore the Highlands and Islands is by bike, from short day rides exploring the islands of Kerrera or Lismore to multi-week adventures.
Possibly the perfect day ride
Isle of Kerrera is a brilliant ride for beginner and experienced rider alike and is best done on a mountain bike. The ride starts with a ferry crossing and a challenging climb but once at the top the views to the Isle of Mull more than make up for it.
A swift descent and another smaller climb leads to some brief rocky singletrack which can be walked if your not too sure, and then on to the island cafe where lovely soups, sandwiches and cakes can be had. Don't stay too long as you have a ferry to catch back to the mainland, 20 mins away.
Approx 3-6 hrs
Week long trips
It is possible to follow the Sustrans route 780 from the beautiful island of Barra the length of the Hebrides to Stornaway. You will travel north through a string of islands with bright white beaches and towering granite peaks.
At night you can choose to book one of the many B&B's on the island, wild camp on the beach or hunt down the amazing hostels that have been converted from old croft buildings. Once in Ullapool you can drop off your bikes and we will have them transported back to us and you can continue onto Inverness and then Edinburgh or even London.
Approx 4-7 days
Alternativley if you want to do a circular route or have more time to explore you can jump on a ferry in Tarbet to Uig on the Isle of Skye. From here you pedal across the Jurassic landscape to Malaig where you cross onto Ardnamurchan and feel like you are in the remotest peninsula in Scotland.
By riding to the furthest point at Kilchoan you can catch another ferry onto Isle of Mull, where its an easy half day ride to the homeward and last ferry of your trip back to Oban
Approx 7-10 days
This guidebook describes 37 day rides for all abilities, and 22 linking routes for more experienced cycle tourists, allow riders to visit all the essential sights in over 20 islands of the Hebrides and of the Firth of Clyde. Routes range from those suitable for short weekend breaks to a challenging 600-mile tour. Whether you're putting together a fortnight's tour or just enjoying a few day rides from a single base, this guide is packed with useful information to help you make the most of your trip.