Guided Classic Highlands and Hebrides
8 nights / 9 days guided cycling tour
Price: £1,865 per person based on two people sharing a room. This tour is subject to a minimum number.
Start & finish: Starts Saturday July 13 and is circular from Fort William. Fort William is easily reached by train or road from London and Glasgow. Invereness, Glasgow and Prestwick airports are not too far away.
Accommodation: Centrally located hotels in the Scottish Highland centres of Fort William, Glencoe and Oban and small hotels on the Outer Hebridean islands of Barra and North Uist and on the island of Skye. Breakfast is included each day and two dinners.
Cycling mileage: 7 days of cycling. 20 miles (32 km) per day
Grade out of 5 based on distance and elevation: 4
Terrain: A few hills most days
Traffic free: All minor roads with little traffic
The Scottish Highlands are world renowned for their stunning scenery and the west coast where this tour begins includes peaceful and idyllic lochs, dramatic mountains and passes and a coastline dotted with a myriad of islands. Among these, the Outer Hebrides are some of the most remote.which gives them their special character. With astonishingly beautiful white sandy beaches and isolated dwellings, the islands of Barra and the Uists reveal their crofting legacy and a flatter terrain for cyclists. Linked by a string of ferries, the tour includes the inner Hebridean island of Skye and its notable hills before returning to the mainland town of Fort William.
You might think that, alas, this is not the place for gentle cycling. And you would be correct - but for the vehicle support we provide as part of this guided tour. As a result we have planned an itinerary where you can avoid cycling any big hills or even medium sized hills and any main roads. We are very pleased with the route we have designed and its close historical links with the infamous Bonnie Prince Charlie, its blend of castles, local crafts, fishing culture and seafood and its unsurpassed landscapes. We know that you will be pleased too.- this is a unique experience not to be missed !
On this tour, you will cycle at your own pace with your host/guide briefing you each morning, sweeping your route and meeting you for lunch and at the highlight locations en route. He will be your host with you for the duration of the tour, providing vehicle support along the route, fixing any bike problems, sharing his local knowledge and making sure a fun time is had by all.
- A ride on the steam train from Mallaig to Fort William on departure afternoon
- Additional nights in Fort William
Booking: Fill in the Reservation form
Payment: 30% on booking and the remainder 60 days before the tour starts.
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