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Scotland Experiences

Isle of Skye and Inner Hebrides

Itinerary

Tour Highlights

  • Mull of Kintyre, Iona and Isles of Skye island safaris on this lovely adventure
  • Quiet country roads, classic landscapes and stunning island scenery
  • Visit Iona Abbey, one of the oldest Christian religious centres in Western Europe
  • Immerse yourself in your great escape  as we take care of all the details

7 days, 6 Nights, Self Led / Semi Supported
from £1095 per person sharing

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Isle of Mull

This morning your meet and greet your trip coordinator at the Oban Ferry Terminal before departing for  the Isle of Mull. Upon arrival at  Mull, the second-largest island of the Inner Hebrides, you will pedal along the coastal road to Salen. Exploring the North West of this beautiful island, popular for wildlife viewing such as whales, dolphins and sea eagles. Arrive at your accommodation in the village of Dervaig is the oldest inn on Mull, your base for the next two nights. We recommend a delicious dinner in the  restaurant nearby where you will find a range of local dishes along with homemade desserts, award-winning local cheeses, real ales, fine wines and island malts. 

Distance: 38km/ 24 miles

Day 2 : The Isle of Iona & the Isle of Mull

This morning, we transfer to Fionnphort for a 10 minute ferry crossing to the Island of Iona. As Iona’s ferry is passenger only, you won’t have the support vehicle, but your tour coordinator will be on hand to provide local route suggestions. Iona is one of Scotland’s most famed islands for its monastic connections. Here, you can pedal around this iconic island as well as enjoy a must-see visit to the wonderful Iona Abbey, the home of Christian worship since 563AD. Returning to the Isle of Mull, you will follow the shores of  Loch Scridain to the small village of Pennyghael, where we pick up a typically-Scottish single track road under the shadow of Ben More, the highest mountain on the island. Today’s ride finishes near Knock, where we’ll transfer back to your overnight accommodations. There will be ample time to explore nearby beaches, including the stunning Calgary Bay with its white shell sand. (B)

Distance: 56km/ 35 miles

Day 3: The Ardnamurchan Peninsula

This morning you have a shprt bike ride to the colourful harbour of Tobermory. You then board a ferry for a short trip across the Sound of Mull to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula on the mainland. From here, you follow small, undulating roads through the peninsula. We recommend you visit Ardnamurchan Distillery, which is one of Scotland’s newest distilleries. En route, enjoy views south across Loch Sunart, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. Our destination tonight is the tiny hamlet of Acharacle and your hotel from where you can enjoy wonderful views of scenic Loch Shiel. (B)

Distance: 43km/ 28 miles

Day 4: Isle of Skye

Today you pedal to fishing port of Mallaig,  crossing the rugged peninsula before joining the coast on the Sound of Arisaig. On the way, you can visit a local smokehouse to stock up for a delicious picnic. Following this you bike on the original ‘Road to The Isles.’ This section is an idyllic and stretch passing numerous white sandy beaches. Panoramic views of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye. Views also of the distinctive skylines of the Small Isles make this a memorable ride. On arrival in Mallaig, you cross to the Isle of Skye, where you stay overnight in the south of the island. (B)

Distance: 56km/ 35 miles

Day 5: The Isle of Raasay & Calum’s Road

This morning, a short ride to Broadford and a short transfer to the village of Sconser. From here, you cross to the Isle of Raasay, located between Skye and the Applecross Peninsula. Pedal along a series of quiet, scenic roads including the famous ‘Calum’s Road’, built single-handedly by a local crofter between the mid 1960s and 70s. Raasay is also home to a new distillery which makes for a great visit to taste the local wares. Return to the Isle of Skye, and the lovely town of Portree, your home for the next two nights. (B)

Distance: 34km/ 21 miles

Day 6: Dunvegan Castle and a Wee Dram

This morning we ride across to the west side of the island passing by a number of small villages and Dun Beag, an Iron age Broch (a uniquely Scottish fortification), perched atop a grass knoll, before arriving at the dramatic Dunvegan Castle. Want to dig a bit deeper into Scottish history? You can take a tour to learn about Clan MacLeod and the Lord of the Isles or simply enjoy the views out across Loch Dunvegan. After lunch, ride out to Neist Point, the most westerly point on Skye. The point provides stunning views to the Outer Hebrides, perfect for a short walk to the picturesque lighthouse. Transfer back to Portree to enjoy your final evening meal and perhaps a celebratory dram. (B)

Distance: 53km/ 33 miles

Day 7: Eilean Donan & Return to Inverness

After breakfast, we transfer back to Inverness. Stopping at the magnificent and wildly photogenic Eilean Donan Castle for a quick photo stop to break up the journey. Depending on when you need to be back in Inverness, you might like to do a tour of the castle. (B

 

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