An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

58.163672, -6.641674
Distance: 298 km
Difficulty: 7
Method: Road cycling
Wow Factor: 9 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Outer Hebrides
  • Size: 222,400 hectares
  • Terrain: Undulating road; mostly single lane
  • Access: Ferry
  • Height gain: 3460 metres
  • Starting point: For the whole Hebridean Way start at Vatersay; finish Butt of Lewis
  • Island Summary:

    We are still trying to find a route around the outer edge of Lewis. Whilst we do this we’ve included the cycling route for the Hebridean Way.

  • Route description:

    Full details here

  • Getting there:

    The main Calmac ferry to Lewis is from Ullapool on the mainland, which takes 2 hours 45 minutes. You can also travel from Skye to Harris and drive north.

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