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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Cycling over the Minch

Join Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman for this cycling-themed cruise on board luxury small ship Hebridean Princess, and enjoy the thrill of riding through the breathtaking scenery of Coll, Tiree, Skye and the remote Outer Hebrides

Small Ship Holiday
  • Trotternish Peninsula
  • Lews Castle
  • Portree

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This unique cruise includes some of the most remote cycle trails in the British Isles. You do not need to be a cycling expert and you will be accompanied by Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman and an experienced cycling guide, with alternative visits for non-cyclists.

Walk or cycle around the peaceful island of Coll and visit Tiree's Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum or cycle past the island's sandy beaches. Tour the beautiful island of Barra by coach or bike and stroll on Prince's Beach on Eriskay or cycle along the coast. Cyclists can enjoy a full day ride on The Uists or for the less active there is guided island tour with lunch ashore. Cycle from East Loch Tarbert to Stornoway or tour the island and visit Lews Castle Museum.

Discover the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula on a scenic excursion or cycle to Portree before sailing to Raasay for an afternoon cycling or a visit to Raasay House. Return to Skye for a final cycle along the Sleat Peninsula or a trip to the Museum of the Isles to learn more about the Clan Donald.

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Cycling over the Minch Itinerary

Day 1 - Oban (Scotland)

Embark Hebridean Princess in Oban.

Day 2 - Coll - Hynish

Enjoy a circular bike ride or refreshing walk around the bird haven of Coll then head to neighbouring Tiree where cyclists can ride past the island's sandy beaches whilst others visit Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum.

Day 3 - Barra - Eriskay

Cross the Sea of the Hebrides to Barra for a coach tour or a linear bike ride across this tranquil island, then go ashore at Eriskay for a stroll on Prince's Beach or a cycle ride.

Day 4 - Lochboisdale - Lochmaddy

Today the cyclists will enjoy a full day riding through The Uists or the less active can join the guided tour of the islands' geological and historical wonders.

Day 5 - East Loch Tarbert - Stornoway

Cycle from East Loch Tarbert to Stornoway to rejoin the ship or enjoy an island tour and a visit to Lews Castle Museum.

Day 6 - Uig - Portree

Discover the Trotternish Peninsula on a scenic excursion or cycle to Portree and rejoin the ship here. Sail to Raasay for an afternoon cycling or visit Raasay House.

Day 7 - Armadale

Enjoy a half-day cycle around the Sleat Peninsula or learn more about the Clan Donald at the Museum of the Isles.

Day 8 - Oban

Disembark Hebridean Princess in Oban.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Private coach transfers from the local airport or train station to and from the ship
  • All meals on board and ashore
  • Champagne, selected wines plus beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and other hot drinks
  • Knowledgeable guides on board and on tours
  • Shore excursions as outlined in the itinerary
  • Use of the ship’s bicycles
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Port taxes
  • Gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel to and from the private coach transfer points
  • Wines from the Library Wines list
  • Private shore visits organised by request which are not part of the itinerary
  • Personal telephone calls
  • Items purchased from the shop on board
  • Personal laundry

Special Features

  • Cruise Highlights:
  • Half day cycle ride on Tiree
  • Half day cycle ride on Barra
  • Half day cycle ride on the Uists
  • Half day cycle ride on Raasay
  • Half day cycle ride on the Sleat Peninsula
Map for Cycling over the Minch