Cycling/driving/walking holiday, Hebrides, end September

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clanton
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Cycling/driving/walking holiday, Hebrides, end September

Postby clanton » 7 Aug 2014, 1:11pm

We have my in-laws coming out from South Africa at the end of September and would like to take them somewhere they've never been and that we've never been either. We have 8 days. Mother-in-law is fit and able and a keen walker, father in law fairly limited mobility due to double knee replacements and obesity.

So looking at heading somewhere where we can base ourselves for 2/3 days before heading on and where the wife and I can do the odd day trip on the bikes but where we have walking/scenery and some local interest stuff for the in-laws. Probably look at two or three "bases" over the 8 days and exploring the local area before heading on. Would not mind including trips to Oban/ Western side of Scotland too as I have not seen much of that part of the world.

So: is that too late in the year for the Hebrides? Suggestions as to where to stay and what to see very welcome, both on the islands and mainlands. Also suggestions as to how long we should give to each spot?

John Holiday
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Re: Cycling/driving/walking holiday, Hebrides, end September

Postby John Holiday » 7 Aug 2014, 3:21pm

The Gatliff Trust Hostels are well worth a visit.
Fairly basic but the most wonderful locations.

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Re: Cycling/driving/walking holiday, Hebrides, end September

Postby F70100 » 7 Aug 2014, 6:58pm

I'm sorry that this totally misses your brief (don't think you could rent it for 2 or 3 days) but it's on our (long) list of places to stay at. Not sure how much you would get done though - I'd be staring at that view all day: Fir Chlis.

clanton
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Re: Cycling/driving/walking holiday, Hebrides, end September

Postby clanton » 8 Aug 2014, 6:42pm

That spot does look fantastic - maybe next time!

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Re: Cycling/driving/walking holiday, Hebrides, end September

Postby bogmyrtle » 8 Aug 2014, 11:10pm

There is a lot to see and do on Skye.
A bike does more miles to the banana than a Porsche.

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Re: Cycling/driving/walking holiday, Hebrides, end September

Postby matt2matt2002 » 9 Aug 2014, 8:25am

I am just back from a 32 day tour around Scotland.
Harris and Lewis were fantastic. Look out for the Holden road.
And Skye of course. Those Cullin mountains are unforgettable.
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