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    The Outer Hebrides and St Kilda

    The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles, are one of Scotland’s best kept secrets for active travel, such as walking, hiking, road cycling and mountain biking.

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    Outer Hebrides and St Kilda

    There is no better place to experience the combination of pristine scenery, intriguing culture and a way of life which doesn’t seem to have been caught up in the hustle and bustle of the 21st century.

    A landscape of such outstanding beauty merges with megalithic history in a place where English is the second language. Together this makes a cultural omelette on the western edge of Europe that is a firm favourite with our travellers. In recognition of these outstanding elements, National Geographic included our Outer Hebrides and Skye walking trip in their Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime.

    Things to see and do in the Outer Hebrides:

    • Explore the beauty of Luskentyre beach and many others – The Outer Hebrides is famous for its amazing beaches full of white sand and tropical turquoise waters
    • Visit the historic Standing stones of Callanish – An astonishing structure that predates Stonehenge by approximately 2,000 years
    • Hike to the scenic Eilean Glas Lighthouse located on the Isle of Scalpay – a location that could only be accessed by boat until a bridge was opened in 1997
    • Join us on Eriskay – the location of the renowned book and movies: Whisky Galore
    • Take a day boat trip to St Kilda – a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site

    The Outer Hebrides is connected by Lewis and Harris which is the largest island in Scotland. The Outer Hebrides is a chain of over 100 islands many of which are uninhabited and give a real sense of isolated beauty in an untouched land.

    Explore a number of populated and uninhabited islands that spread across the stunning otherworldly scenery of the Outer Hebridean islands. The Outer Hebrides has a population of over 29,000 residents across its 15 inhabited islands and you can visit many of these inhabited and uninhabited islands on one of our exciting Wilderness holidays.

    On a Wilderness trip, you can hike, kayak, mountain bike, road cycle or even journey on a wildlife adventure and spot the local Hebridean wildlife which includes the opportunity to discover the wonder of World Heritage site St Kilda.

    The journey to St Kilda is not an easy one. However, for the adventurously-minded traveller, the remoteness, extraordinary scenery, human and natural history all contribute to making a visit to these islands unquestionably an experience of a lifetime. If you are interested in visiting St Kilda, we can arrange this as part of a tailor-made trip.

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    As this was my first cycle holiday I have nothing to compare it to - but I think the "Wilderness Scotland" experience will be hard to beat. Landing on the beach at Barra and then cycling along the spectacular coast line has been a wonderful expericence.

    Anne Treadwell
    21WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 18/09/2021

    Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 6,647 reviews

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