- Off road touringin the Hebrides with a beginner? Help please
Are you goin north to south? South to north? Have a base and just doin big day rides?Posted 5 years ago
I’ve cycled the isles from barra to the butt of lewis a few times.
Any specific questions, please ask.
Also, when it rains up there it’s usually heavy but brief.
Can be a fair bit of wind mind you.
Oatcakes and pate are all you need for fuel.JezkiddMember
So, I’ve never shared my love of all things bike with my partner so I was a little surprised when on reading an article in the grauniad on off road touring in the Hebrides she expressed an interest.
I know nowt about the hebrides apart from it rains a lot and it’s pretty. I wondered if anyone’s ridden there and if it’d be possible to put an easy point to point multi day route together?
JezPosted 5 years agojosemctavishMember
Great place to tour and if the wind is with you then there’s no tough hills to deal with! The wife and I did it by taking the bikes on the train to Oban, then bought Island Hopscotch 23 tickets. This route uses 45 ferries and goes from Oban –> Barra –> Eriskay –> Uists –> Berneray –> Harris –> Skye –> Mallaig. Then we jumped the train home – this also has the benefit of two stunning train rides!Posted 5 years ago
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