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Hebridean Way Cycle Challenge

Mark Beaumont on a bike at Callanish Stones, Lewis

185 miles. 10 islands. 6 causeways. 2 ferry crossings.
Do you have what it takes to conquer the Hebridean Way?

A fantastic way to experience the Outer Hebrides is to follow the Hebridean Way Cycling Route.

In March 2016, Mark Beaumont, record breaking endurance cyclist, took on the challenge to launch the new Hebridean Way Cycling Route by cycling the full length from Vatersay in the South (Barra), to the Butt of Lewis in the north, in just 24 hours. 185 miles, 10 islands, 6 causeways, 2 boat crossings and just 12 hours in the saddle!

Watch Mark's epic journey now.

Read Mark's Blog


Visit the Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides is a place of stunning landscapes, geology, wildlife, heritage and scenery as well as a distinct culture and tradition where Gaelic is often spoken as a first language.

The Hebridean Way is dual aspect, with a walking route and separate national cycle network route. The cycling route follows the National Cycle Route 780.  Find out more about the Hebridean Way Cycling Route at  Hebridean Way

For more inspiration on this and other great outdoor activities on the stunning west coast, take a look at our Go Active! section and plan your next island adventure now. 

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This film was made possible by a partnership of Caledonian MacBrayne, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Outer Hebrides Tourism.
Narrator: Mark Beaumont
Direction, filming and editing - Stefan Morrocco
Filming and graphics - Kieran Duncan
Aerial filming and filming - Euan Ryan
Song Title: Sleep Son 
Song Artist: Signpost
Boat crossings: Uist Sea Tours
Ferry crossings: CalMac Ferries Ltd
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