Epic Rides in Scotland
Isle of Skye
This Epic Ride takes place on one of the most magical island in the world. Isle of Skye. It is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides, a group of 35 inhabited islands as well as 44 uninhabited islands.
Since 1995 a bridge from the mainland allows an easier journey to the Isle (Some would say it has also changed the dynamic island way of life)
The Isle of Skype is the largest of the Inner Hebrides, an archipelago of the West Coast. 5 hrs drive from either Glasgow or Edinburgh and 2.5 hrs from Inverness.
As of 2019, mostly asphalt with alot of single lanes and narrow roads. It’s a tourist hot spot in the summer months. With a lot of Camper-vans slowly circling the island.
KMZ File Download of Route | Epic Rides in Scotland – Isle of Skye
When is the best time to Ride?
Spring | Less traffic, less midges
Summer | Crazy traffic, best weather, alot of midges
Autumn | Less traffic, less midges. Amazing scenery with the Autumn colours
Neist Point and Lighthouse
The Lighthouse is the most westerly point on the Isle of Skye. On a clear day you’ll have views to the Outer Hebrides.
It’s a lovely hike around the points were you can see whales, dolphins, porpoises and the huge basking shark. You’ll also see heaps of sea-birds flying around.
The Quiraing Area
This area is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish. The best road runs across the peninsula. See the map below.
Glamaig, Sgurr nan Gillean and the Sligachan Old Bridge
Situated in the middle of the island and with some of the best wide open scenery, this area offers heaps of hikes, camping and tourist sites.
Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls Viewpoint
Check out this Waterfall that falls into the sea!! This is Mealt Falls and it is easily accessible from the road and has a great viewpoint here
Talisker is the oldest distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.
- Glen Coe Valley | 189kms
- Applecross, Bealach na ba shieldaig (Pass of the Cattle) | 98kms