You don't have to follow the route exactly, your can do it YOUR way. Make the most of your trip and get off the route to really explore and experience island life in the Outer Hebrides. 

Head off down side roads and discover the delights that await.  Change it up a bit and get out of the saddle. Get out on the water - take a boat trip, try paddleboarding, or take a dip in the atlantic ocean.  Browse our galleries and craft shops to pick up a memento of your trip and join a ceilidhs to experience our vibrant Gaelic tradition and get to know our friendly islanders.

You'll not regret it, and you will have a richer experience, that will stay with you forever.

A few practical tips for you:

  • Break distances down - how many miles can you do comfortably in a day?  
  • Take your time - there is no rush (unless your catching a ferry!) 
  • What is there to See and Do and how you can have the most fun? Check out the local Welcome Points to get the local intel about what's on!
  • Plan your trip and book your accommodation (it can be very busy)
  • Check out the Pit Stops along the route - places to rest and rejuvenate. These include places to stay, eat, support, shops and attactions and are all geared up to support you
  • Taste the local delicacies
  • Explore off route - there are lots of side roads to explore and circular routes along the way
  • You don't have to do the full route in one go, come back another time and finish it