5 days (Bike: 3 days)
171 mi (~57mi per day)
A multisport crossing of the entire island chain of the Outer Hebrides on bike, foot and boat from North to South
If you are the sort of person who looks at far-flung islands ‘at the edge of the map’ and wonders what is there, then the Outer Hebrides are for you.
A wondrous archipelago forming a barrier from the wild Atlantic and Scotland’s West Coast, some of these islands are interconnected with causeways and some are separated by sea. In all, the island chain stretches some 150 miles and we intend to hoover up all of that distance from the Butt of Lewis in the north, to tiny Vatersay in the south, using a multisport selection of bike, foot and sea kayak.
A highly supported affair, you will enjoy a fully inclusive package including meals, accommodation, Pit Stop support en route, plus mechanical assistance on the bike legs. We have made getting there easy too, featuring a full package of logistics commencing on the Scottish mainland at Tyndrum, (1.5 hrs north of Glasgow) and including all road and ferry travel required to get you and your kit to and from the Isles.
Guided £ 1700
September 15, 2022
September 14, 2023
4 nights B&B across a variety of a/c types, including hotels, bunkhouses and hostels.
Fully supported format with bag transfers and all in-event bike and boat logistics taken care of, the best Pit Stop support in the business and mobile bike mechanics.
All meals on the islands are included: 5 x breakfast, 3 x daily Pit Stop support including ‘Pit Stop picnic’ lunches and 3 x evening meals.
Satellite tracking hardware and kayaks, plus associated safety equipment.
Professional local mountain guides, medical cover, water safety, bike mechanic, route safety staff and Rat Race experts on hand throughout.
Quality medal and collectable Rat Rag.