Cycling The Orkneys - Day 3 of 3- Hoy Tour
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Join Will on a 3 day mini break cycling around the Orkney Islands. Based in Stromness, we will spend three days visiting the sights around the Mainland and the isle of Hoy. You will need to book your own transport and accommodation.
Today will start with taking the passenger ferry from the pier opposite the Stromness Hotel to Moaness on Hoy. When on Hoy we will cycle just under 70km exploring the island, taking in;
- Dwarfie Stane; a unique prehistoric tomb hollowed out from a massive block of sandstone that you can crawl into.
- Rackwick Bay; a great place for a dip if so inclined.
- The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum
You can see the route here.
The ferry to Hoy leaves at 10am, arriving 10:30 and will cost around £4. The return ferry will be from Lyness to Houton, which is a short cycle from Stromness. Ferries aren't that frequent, though the last one leaves at 16:40 and also costs £4.
Bring your swim kit as we might go for a dip.
Check out Day 1 for transport and accommodation suggestions.
If you have any questions regarding equipment etc email Will.Allaway@Outdoorlads.com.
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What to bring
Bike: a road bike or touring bike.
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one and so does Will.
Cycling Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users.
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals.
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike.
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Bike lights: be seen and safe - we have long day light hours but are useful in bad weather.
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies.
GPS Computer - track your progress and go off on your own if fed up of our company
Food & drink
Please bring plenty of snacks, the plan is to stop somewhere nice for lunch but I can't guarantee somewhere will present itself.