Cycling

Cycling is a popular activity on the Uists. The quiet roads and gentle gradient are favourable and the development of the Hebridean Way from Barra to the Butt of Lewis has seen the number of people touring the island by bike soar. A detailed guide of the whole route has been written by The Offcomers.

But if the Hebridean Way isn’t for you, why not hire a traditional or an electric bike from Bike Uist and explore Uist from the road for the day?

From Langass, you are ideally located to head north and explore Lochmaddy, Loch Portain and Berneray, or south to cycle the Locheport road, or around Baleshare or Grimsay. Or even head off road and take to the machair or moor for a less visited experience. Bikes can be taken on the ferry for free, this can open up day trips to Barra which is ideally explored by bike. The small circular road around the island takes in all the sights. A more challenging day can be spent on Harris, where the hilly terrain of the east coast can prove a challenge even for more experienced cyclists.