The whole trip was brilliant. Guided bike tours are the best way to travel. Wilderness Scotland made it the best bike tour I have ever been on. Simon and Dan were fantastic as guides. I felt safe knowing I was going to get to where I was riding to each day. They were very organised and catered to everyone's needs. The meals and accommodation were excellent with Wilderness Scotland paying for most morning teas and lunches. The people and culture and way of life of the Outer Herbrides Scottish people was so impressive. Friendly and humble people. Their heritage and their love of their land and the rugged sea was inspiring. Beautiful scenery but a harsh and rugged environment to live all year round. It was incredible to think how appreciative they are of what they their life on these magnificent islands..
The rides were fantastic. Each day was a day for all seasons in regards to the weather, but riding on the edge of the Earth not far from Iceland with a great group of people from USA, Canada and England made it fun and so enjoyable. There were so many highlights. Everyday was a highlight. Every day was different and interesting whilst being challenging enough to end each day with a sense of achievement.
Accommodation & Food
Brilliant. The first hotel was right on the coast in the middle of no way. It blew me away thinking how this great hotel was so unique. All the meals and accommodation were great.
Simon and Dan were the best guides I have ever had and I have ridden in guided tours to Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Spain.
The Bottom Line
I want to come back and do the Wild Atlantic Way before I am too old or not a strong enough rider to do it. Australia is a long way away and costs a lot of money to cross the world to do a ride but Wildness Scotland and Wilderness Ireland would make it worth while. Otherwise, i need to come over and do the 'softies' rides like around Cotswold with my wife. Disappointed everyone did not get a bike top to remember the experience of the Outer Hebribes and wear with pride for many years afterwards.