Looking for the ultimate adventure holiday? Mountain bike through the wildest part of the UK, island hopping between the spectacular Outer Hebrides and experience Scottish culture at its absolute best with Wilderness Scotland. Cycle 280km across seven islands and experience Gaelic culture and traditions in some of Europe’s most spectacular unspoilt scenery, visit ancient standing stones and taste the best of Scotland’s island history, culture, wildlife and hospitality.
You’ll meet your guide on day one in the highland city of Inverness where you’ll then travel to the island of Uist by car and then ferry. Once you’ve checked into your hotel in Lochmaddy you’ll set up your bikes for the week and prepare yourself with a good nights sleep. You’ll start the 71km ride on day two with a short transfer over to South Uist before riding back north through coastal meadows and stunning white sand beaches to finish back in the Lochmaddy hotel that evening.
Day three will see the group head out across the Island of Uist to the ferry port at Berneray. You’ll take the ferry across the choppy sound of Harris to the jagged, mountainous island of Harris, known to many of the jewel of the Hebrides. From the ferry you’ll weave between coastal roads and mountainous single track before descending down into the quaint little town of Tarbert, where you’ll spend two nights.
Day four will allow more experienced rides to take on the epic Reinigeadal Loop on the Isle of Scalpay before exploring the amazing local history and whiskey culture before heading back to the hotel in Tarbert.
Days five and six will start with a RHIB journey, allowing access to the usually inaccessible west coast of Lewis where you’ll take an incredible, dramatic route through an unspoiled glen. After descending back to the beach further up the coastline and re-joining the RHIB you’ll then travel to the 5000 year old Standing Stones of Callanish. After spending a night in a nearby guest house you’ll be heading on towards the Butt of Lewis, winding along coastal roads and single track through a landscape chock full of historical and cultural experiences.
Following a night in Callanish you’ll awake on day seven tired but content after a week of incredible adventure. You’ll head over to the Outer Hebrides cultural and food capital, Stornoway, before taking the ferry back to Ullapool and then on to Inverness.