- Inverness to Stornoway
Lewis is the northern part of Lewis and Harris, offers amazing opportunities to explore all the elements life on the edge in the Atlantic Ocean, the total area of Lewis along with Harris are 683 square miles, making this the largest island of the Outer Hebrides,with 5 routes on and off the Outer Hebrides and great connectivity throughout the island chain the travel options available have never been greater.
The Outer Hebrides are linked to the mainland by ferries sailing the routes from Ullapool to Stornoway, Uig to Tarbert, Uig to Lochmaddy and Oban to Castlebay and Lochboisdale, Vehicle reservation is recommended, to ensure you can travel on the ferry at the time you want.There are also inter-island ferries sailing from Barra to Eriskay and Berneray to Harris, You can catch the ferry to Lewis from Ullapool on the North West coast of Scotland, most routes to Ullapool go through Inverness, on a motorbike tour to all kinds of Island experiences. This is a great drive, in terms of truly spectacular scenery and wonderful roads, where people are heavily outnumbered by sheep.
The direct 69-mile route from Durness to Ullapool is pure delight, because virtually traffic-free roads sweep through mind-blowing scenery, take the A835 to Ullapool on the route you will pass mazing shapes of mountains that rise above a landscape of rocks formed 3,000 million years ago. The Suilvenis one of the most marvellous of all these peaks, looks like a colossal fortress built by giants, the ruined Ardvreck Castle, on the shore of Loch Assynt and to stop and take a tough walk crosses the heather to Eas Coul Aulin, where Britain's highest waterfall drops 658ft.
- From Ullapool
Take the ferry to Stornoway a busy sea port, offering a warm welcome to anyone choosing to visit Lewis as part of their Outer Hebridean explorations, here you will find beaches broad sweeps of white sand and clear seas, the moors and lochs and coasts support plenty of wildlife, travel the road to the ancient Callanish stones Neolithic standing stones, one of the finest examples to be found anywhere in Scotland, travel through the hilly Lochs of Lewis, and then at Leurbost follow the road around the scenic west side of Lewis, then on up to the Butt of Lewis, visit Lews castle Built in 1847-51 in the Neo-Gothic style popular in the Victorian era by Sir James Matheson and substantially altered by Lord Leverhulme. It re-opened in 2016 with the addition of a modern extension for the museum and archives, here you will find the Stornoway golf course Visit the 200 year old Abhainn Dearg Distillery.
Being on a bike is a great way of enjoying the islands, ride through the Harris hills, Meadows, lochs and moorlands, The east side of Harris boasts some of the oldest known rocks in the world, dating back millions of years, In the west are vast expanses of white sand that are caressed by grey-green waters a delight on any motorbike trip. whilst the north and east are rugged, rocky places which make you think you have reached the moon, In the Bays area, the lunar landscape is indented with hundreds of little lochs Harris is a beautiful island of contrasts with spectacular scenery and a unique unspoilt atmosphere, on this road trip if you pass through Tarbert, Borve, Horgabost and Luskentyre you will find the only trees that can be found on the Island.
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