The 37 day routes and 22 link routes brought together in this guide offer cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to island-hop by bike across the Hebrides, visiting over 20 islands in six sections: Clyde and Kintyre; Colonsay, Islay and Jura; Mull, Coll and Tiree; Skye and Raasay; Barra and the Uists; and Harris and Lewis. From Skye's majestic Cuillin mountains to the palm trees of Bute and the white sands of Tiree and Harris, there is nowhere better to indulge your sense of adventure and experience the thrill of travelling under your own steam in the fresh air. The Hebrides from Islay in the south up to Lewis in the north are all included, along with Arran and its neighbouring islands in the Firth of Clyde, and this comprehensive guide contains all the information you need - from ferry schedules to refreshment stops and bike repair shops - to plan a 600-mile tour of the whole lot, or a clutch of day rides from a single base, and everything inbetween. Each route is graded and accompanied by a profile, colour maps and information about links to ferries and other routes providing a huge network of options.
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Richard Barrett has loved the Hebrides ever since he first visited the islands as a teenager. After a career in marketing, he and his wife moved to North Harris, where Richard can indulge his passion for long-distance cycling. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and of the Hebrides Search and Rescue team.