Tuesday 20th to Tuesday 27th June 2023
This cruise includes some of the most remote linear and circular cycle trails in the British Isles. Accompanied by Olympic cyclist, Chris Boardman, you do not need to be an expert to enjoy the thrill of riding through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Hebrides, some of which is almost traffic-free! With alternative visits for the non-cyclists, this cruise offers something for everyone.
Tuesday 20th June
Embarkation took place in Oban and once the mandatory safety drills had been completed, we set sail for our overnight anchorage Bloody Bay off the Isle of Mull.
Wednesday 21st June
During breakfast we sailed to the Isle of Coll for morning walks or bike rides on the island.
The afternoon was spent on the Isle of Tiree where the cyclists enjoyed a bike ride on the island and the non-cyclists visited the Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum.
We cruised the Sea of the Hebrides in the late afternoon and anchored overnight offf Castlebay, Isle of Barra.
Thursday 22nd June
From Castlebay this morning the options available were a circular bike ride or a tour of the island.
Cruising north to Lochboisdale, South Uist during lunch, the cyclists pedaled their way around the island whilst the non-cyclists explored neighbouring Eriskay including walks on Princes’ Bay beach.
We anchored overnight in East Loch Tarbert off the Isle of Harris.
Friday 23rd June
The cyclists spent this morning discovering Harris whilst the other guests embarked on an island tour including Rodel and Horgabost beach.
After lunch on board, we arrived in Stornoway for afternoon cycle rides or free time to explore the town.
We remained alongside in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, overnight.
Saturday 24th June
Ashore on Lewis this morning, guests could opt for a morning bike ride to the lighthouse or a visit to the Callanish Standing Stones and Dun Carloway Broch.
Following lunch on board, the options were an afternoon bike ride or a visit to the Lews Castle Museum.
We anchored overnight off Portree, Isle of Skye.
Sunday 25th June
After a morning spent relaxing on board, we tendered guests ashore this afternoon in Plockton for walks or cycle rides around the pretty conservation village on the shores of Loch Carron.
Our overnight anchorage was in Loch na Dal off Skye.
Monday 26th June
Our final foray ashore was at Armadale for bike rides on the Sleat Peninsula or to visit the ruined castle, gardens and the Museum of the Isles and Clan Donald Centre.
We spent the afternoon cruising past the Small Isles and into the Sound of Mull, on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Charlotte’s Bay off Kerrera where the Farewell Gala Dinner was held.
Tuesday 27th June
We sailed into Oban early this morning and guests disembarked after breakfast. We hope they have enjoyed their cruise and we wish them a safe onward journey.