Hebridean Way Triangle Route

Map Outer Hebrides CalMac Ferries

Many cyclist choose to start their Hebridean Way cycle trip, taking the ferry from Oban to Barra cycling the route from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis. This can lead to accommodation availability challenges on Barra during peak times. 

We, from HebHolidays, offer a popular alternative route: the Hebridean Way Triangle Route.

Park the car in Uig on Skye and take the ferry across to Lochmaddy in North Uist. The ferry journey takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. Our HebShuttle bus will collect you from the ferry port and transfer you to Eriskay Ferry Terminal where you take the ferry to Ardmhor on the isle of Barra. There you warm up for your Hebridean Way cycling to Castlebay and onwards to the official starting point in Vatersay. 

Continue the route by cycling the Atlantic West Coast back to the ferry and across to Eriskay. From there you cycle to your first accommodation where your luggage awaits you. 

Alternatively our shuttle bus takes you from Lochmaddy to your first stay in your South Uist accommodation to settle in and do the Barra circular the next day, returning back on South Uist with no requirement to stay on Barra. 

Continuing the cycle route the next days, you finish at the Butt of Lewis. Our HebShuttle bus will transfer you to Stornoway for a winners meal and evening out. The next day we will take you on a short transfer to the ferry terminal in Tarbert, Isle of Harris, for your return ferry to Uig on Skye. The ferry crossing from Tarbert to Uig takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. 

If you wish we can shuttle you from the Butt of Lewis to Tarbert on the same day. 

This CalMac triangle ferry service combined with our shuttle services on Uist and Lewis-Harris makes the Hebridean Way a perfect loop.