Bike Transfer Services

We offer a number of bike transfer services throughout the Outer Hebrides connecting you with your ferry or airport.

The majority of cyclist ride the Hebridean Way from south to north, i.e. starting on Barra in Vatersay to the endpoint in Ness at the Butt of Lewis. 

 

How to get back from the end point.

We have a transfer service taking you back to Stornoway from where you can decide to take a ferry, plane or a connecting transfer to other ferry or airports in the Outer Hebrides for your homebound journey. 

 

How to get to the starting point on Barra in Vatersay.

There are different ways to get to your starting point in Vatersay. The obvious way seems taking the Oban to Barra ferry which takes you to Castlebay. From there it is a short cycle to Vatersay. 

 

We also promote an alternative route through Uist to offer you more choices.

 

The Skye to Lochmaddy ferry in North Uist is the shortest crossing to the Outer Hebrides. The additional bonus of taking this ferry is that it also operates from Tarbert in Harris: a so-called triangle ferry service. This means you only have a short return transfer from Stornoway to Tarbert on your homebound journey. 

 

You can leave your car on Skye and walk on to the ferry.



On your arrival in the afternoon, our bike transfer service will take you to your accommodation somewhere on Uist, ideally as close as possible to the Eriskay-Barra ferry terminal. Time to settle in that evening ready for your ferry to Barra starting your trip. 

 

This alternative route also offers you additional choice in accommodations to Barra which has got limited accommodation available during peak times.

We believe our bike transfer service truly complements the Hebridean Way Cycle Trip. You can read more about this in our blog.