I plan to do a little bit of cycle touring with a mate, starting from Fort William to Oban. We want to catch the ferry to Barra about 1pm. Originally I thought we'd cycle down the main road, the A82 followed by the A828. My friend was not too happy about that and suggested using the Sustrans NCN 78 route, which I believe runs down the other side of whatever body of water they call it. What's that route like? Do we have to catch ferries? We're a little bit pushed for time. It's 48 miles, but we're not that fit, and there might be a head wind.