Often asked: Isle of skye cycling?

Can you cycle around Skye?

Cycling on the Isle of Skye is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore more of this part of Scotland. So you can find your perfect Isle of Skye bike ride, we‘ve reviewed our full collection of cycling routes in the region to deliver the top 13.

Can you cycle over the Skye Bridge?

Local campaigners and the Broadford and Strath Community Company have been working together to bring Skye it’s first official cycle route, that will allow folk to cycle safely from the Skye Bridge to Broadford. In the context of the National Cycle Network it’s only a small, eight mile stretch.

How long does it take to travel around the Isle of Skye?

A round trip should take about 2 hours, but you’ll be wanting to stop every 2 minutes to take photos, so allow at least 3. If you don’t want to hike, walk 15 minutes up the trail from the car park. You’ll be away from most of the crowds and can enjoy some of the views across the Island.

How long does it take to cycle around Scotland?

Most will take a week to ride it, although Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont holds a record for the route of just 38 hours. The circular route can be completed clockwise or anti-clockwise and meanders through the counties of Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire.

How much does it cost to cross the Skye Bridge?

Toll Charges – Summer Prices

Car or Transit Vans <5.5m £5.70
Car and Caravan (or trailer >2.5m) £11.40
Motorcycle £2.90
Lights Goods Vehicle <7.5T £10.80
HGV 1 (2 or 3 axles) £14.00

Do you need a ferry to get to Isle of Skye?

Driving from Portree on the Isle of Skye to Glasgow and Edinburgh, visiting the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe, and Loch Lomond on the way. This map was created by a user. This route requires a ferry crossing from the Isle of Skye to the mainland.

Is Isle of Skye worth it?

Skye is beautiful – there is no denying – and it’s definitely worth a visit.

How much is ferry to Skye?

The ferry is pretty small and it runs approximately every 20 minutes or so.


Car with up to 4 passengers £15.00
Six-journey ticket book £40.00
Minibuses from £25.00
Motorbike £7.00
Return £10.00

Can you drive around Skye in a day?

You can drive around the island in half a day without stopping. But because there’s so much to see, I recommend spending at least 2 full days on the Isle of Skye. Plus you should schedule an additional half day to drive up from Fort William, and another half day to get back.

What is the 500 route in Scotland?

The North Coast 500 is a 516-mile (830 km) scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. The route is also known as the NC500 and was launched in 2015, linking many features in the north Highlands of Scotland in one touring route.

Where can I cycle in Scotland?

11 spellbinding cycling routes in Scotland

  • Hebridean Way Cycling Route, Outer Hebrides.
  • Edinburgh City Centre to the Shore.
  • Lerwick to Scalloway, Shetland.
  • Devilla Forest, Fife.
  • Loch Leven Heritage Trail, Perthshire.
  • Montrose Basin, Angus.
  • Assynt Achiltibuie Circular, Highlands.
  • Formartine and Buchan Way, Aberdeenshire.

Can you cycle the NC500?

The North Coast 500 is a challenge of terrain and variable weather and the leisurely pace gives you time to stop and enjoy the landscape and experience this unique environment and it’s communities. Hire a bike with Ticket to Ride in Inverness at the start of your trip.

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