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Lewis can be reached by ferry from Ullapool. More information about the journey to Lewis can be found in my previous guide, Up to Ullapool
Cycling distances and terrain
The distance from Stornoway to Port of Ness is 26.5 miles. on the A857. It is a well surfaced, mostly straight and level road. There is minimal traffic.
From Port of Ness to the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse is about 2.7 miles. This is on B roads and narrower with some hills. Depending on time of year it can be busy with tourist traffic, but it is slow moving and courteous traffic.
Things to see and do
The whalebone arch is in Bragar, which involves a slight diversion onto the A858 (turn left off the A857 just before it reaches Barvas). The Blackhouse is also in this direction and it has an entry charge.
Morvern Gallery is in Barvas and the place to see what local artists are up to. Don't forget to sample the fabulous coffee.