ISLE OF SKYE

Cycling Plus - - THE HUB -

Many of the roads on the big­gest is­land in the In­ner He­brides have been given a 21st cen­tury up­grade, mak­ing for swift rid­ing that is still, for the most part, low on traf­fic. Plenty of sin­gle­track roads still sur­vive, wind­ing into the is­land’s most re­mote – and spec­tac­u­lar – cor­ners. Never mind that they might be dead-ends; the moun­tain views are worth see­ing from both di­rec­tions.

ROUTE ONE

Quiraing Crunch, 72 miles Scenic rid­ing to tackle one of the UK’s sig­na­ture hill climbs Quiraing is pro­nounced “Ker­rang” (sort of), which should tell you what to ex­pect of this climb. The high­light is a pair of bru­tal hair­pins, up the cliff face. At Ken­sa­leyre, turn right to Dun­ve­gan for the full tour, or stay on the A87 to hot­foot it back to Portree. Get the route tinyurl.com/cplus-quiraing

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