Highlands and Hebrides

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  Tour Operator  The Carter Company

  United Kingdom

 9 days (Bike: 6 days)

  127 mi  (~21mi per day)


 Mostly flat, Quiet roads



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 a picturesque 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 flat terrain for cyclists. Linked by a string of ferries, the tour includes the inner Hebridean island of Skye and its notable hills which you will soar across with your driver guide for the day before returning to civilisation in Fort William aboard a steam train along one of Britain's most scenic stretches of railway.

You might think that, alas, this is not the place for gentle cycling. But thankfully with the canny use of cycle paths on disused railway lines and a plethora of ferry hops there are almost no hills. We are thrilled with the itinerary 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 have chosen delightful and characterful small hotels and cosy inns for the classic trip and outstanding boutique luxury hotels on the mainland for the luxury tour. We guarantee you will be blown away - in the nicest sense!

Tour Information


Fort William


Fort William

Cost From

Self-Guided    Please Ask


Starts Tuesdays or Thursdays

Single Supplement

If available


Ensuite accommodation every night.  The services of our friendly local hosts Breakfast each day.  Luggage transfers between hotels Hybrid bikes and additional accessories Emergency call out service Adventure handbook packed full with information of the area your tour covers Route directions and maps of the area  Travel protection  Advice, help and guidance with all your holiday


Airfares Travel to and from the trip start and finish points unless specified Entrances to attractions unless specified Boat fares unless specified Lunches and dinners unless specified Alcoholic beverages, mini bars and meals pre and post the trip


Luxury Upgrade Additional night in Fort William at the start to ride traffic free into the Great Glen Additional night at Lochmaddy/Loch Eport, North Uist to enjoy wilderness riding as far north as you can go onto the island of Berneray Cross from Skye to Kyle of Lochalsh and take a direct train to Inverness on the last day instead of the steam train to Fort William 1 optional day of cycling Electric Bike Hire A  knowledgeable, local guide


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