Deserted beaches and wild remote islands abound on this discovery tour
Feel the peace of the Hebrides as you cycle tour the islands
Explore fantastic and diverse biking over 7 distinct isles
Pedal and explore with a group of like-minded individuals
Spot the highland cows and other native wildlife along the route
Ride the seas in a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) to explore by land and water
Get stuck into new routes each day, traversing the spectacular Hebrides
Visit this atmospheric site, as you ride the Isle of Lewis on day 5
Idyllic views saturate the Hebrides
Feel the power of the history on these very special islands
Traverse 7 islands on a mountain biking intrepid adventure

Hebridean Explorer

Duration
7 days
Site savings
$56
From
$2,695 USD

Crowned the 'Hebridean Explorer', this 280km bike journey weaves its way through seven islands on a variety of ancient paths, historic by-ways, mountain tracks and impossibly quiet roads. Travel through one of Europe’s last true wilderness regions, the Outer Hebrides, a superb location for a mountain bike holiday in the UK. More than any other bike ride, the Hebridean Explorer offers the opportunity to experience life on the islands, where the landscapes are wild and untamed, golden eagles and red deer roam free, and human history dates back over 5000 years. This tour runs from Glasgow-Glasgow.

  • Category
    Trail Riding
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Hilly
  • Distance
    174 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    34.8 miles
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Voyage into the wilds of the Hebrides on a guided cycle tour of Scotland's pristine and remote isles. Discover pure biking bliss on South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Berneray, the Isles of Harris, Lewis and Scalpay on this unforgettable journey of the UK's hidden gems. The Outer Hebrides retain a culture distinct from the rest of Scotland. Here you will find Gaelic as the first language and a sense of pride and tradition which make the Outer Hebrides a remarkable and unforgettable place to visit.

While there is the occasional intermediate level trail, the riding is not overly challenging, allowing you to relax and enjoy the superb wilderness scenery. Island hopping means that you will be using a combination of ferry trips and exciting boat trips to link up the paths you'll ride across this diverse archipelago.

The first part of the trip is largely flat and on sandy terrain but as you head north to the Islands of Harris and Lewis, the trails become increasingly harder and hilly. This trip is only suitable for mountain bikes with a wide range of gears, front suspension and disc brakes. A lower tread tyre will make the road sections easier but be prepared for some challenges on the rocky trails of Harris and Lewis!

In terms of distance, the trip totals 280 km /174 miles and this breaks down into 60% on-road and 40% off-road. Day 3 offers the more technical day of riding of this trip with some steep ascents/descents and some rocky trails.


Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Airport transfers
  • Guided Bike Tour with friendly English speaking tour guide
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Luggage transfers
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Ferry & local boat services included
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to cultural or historical sites and visitor centres
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available