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      Island Hopping Tours

      Welcome to the Wilderness

      Escape the busy city life and explore the tranquil quietness of the Scottish Highlands on an unforgettable adventure holiday. Explore a number of beautiful and varied isolated Islands on a number of incredible activities from easy walking to challenging Road Cycling adventures.

      Hike to areas such as the otherworldly islands of the Outer Hebrides, enjoy a dram on the whisky island of Islay, gaze in awe at the spectacular Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Orkney. By sea kayak explore the crystal waters of the summer isles or venture to some of the most remote islands in the Outer Hebrides.

      Cycle through islands such as Mull, Iona, Arran, Islay, Jura and nine different islands in the Outer Hebrides. Alternatively, sail and walk on islands such as Knoydart, Britains most remote location, or through many islands dotted through the Inner Hebrides. Look out for local animal life on one of our Wildlife adventures holidays through various islands such as Mull, Staffa, Iona, the wondrous Shetland Isles and the incredible remote St Kilda.

      Wilderness Walking

      Our Island walking tours are an incredible way to explore the beauty of Scotland’s most remote locations and offer an easy way for many people to explore the outdoors through activity. Many of our walking tours are graded as ‘green’ meaning shorter days and less ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ allowing people with many different fitness levels the chance to explore the stunning Scottish environments. Look forward to events such as exploring the uninhabited island of Mingulay, journeying on a private charter boat and visiting four different islands around the Argyll Peninsula.

      Argyll & the Isles

      Easy difficulty: Green 3

      • Explore the beautiful Argyll Peninsula, visiting four islands which hug its western coastline, spending the final two nights at a lovely hotel on the whisky island of Islay.
      • Take a privately chartered boat to the wild island of Jura, detouring to view the turbulent waters of the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool.
      • Stay in two welcoming small hotels, each with a tranquil setting, with wonderful meals providing the perfect end to each day.

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      Uists, Barra and Mingulay

      Easy difficulty: Green 2

      • Visit seven islands on a spectacular journey through the southern Outer Hebrides, indulging in the wild scenery and rich history of the islands.
      • Journey to the abandoned island of Mingulay on a privately chartered boat, relishing its wild beauty and abundant wildlife while learning about the hardships of life there.
      • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected guest houses, set in magnificent coastal locations.

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      Outer Hebrides & Skye

      Easy difficulty: Green 2

      • Experience the rich ornithology of Lewis, spy red deer and golden eagles on Harris, and seek out otters on Skye
      • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected small hotels, set in magnificent locations on the coast

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      The Orkney Islands

      Easy difficulty: Green 2

      • Take a privately chartered boat to the wild island of Jura, detouring to view the turbulent waters of the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool.
      • Stay in two welcoming small hotels, each with a tranquil setting, with wonderful meals providing the perfect end to each day.

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      Sea Kayaking

      Why not explore Scotland’s islands from the sea? You can do just that on one of our exciting sea kayaking adventures where you’ll be able to marvel at Scotland’s beautiful coastline as you float on calm and peaceful waters. Look out for local sea life as you may be lucky enough to be greeted by a few Dolphins or Otters on your journey. Rest on a pristine sandy beach between kayaking sessions and absorb your surroundings.

       

      The Summer Isles

      Intermediate difficulty: Blue 6

      • Explore this archipelago of deserted islands, wild coastlines, rock arches and white-sand beaches.
      • Paddle in the crystal clear waters, enjoying the spectacular views of the coastal mountains.
      • Camp in beautiful, remote spots with spectacular views of the surrounding island and coastlines.

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      The Outer Hebrides

      Intermediate difficulty: Blue 5

      • Explore pristine deserted islands, wild coastlines, and white-sand beaches by sea kayak.
      • Paddle in the crystal clear waters, enjoying the spectacular views of the coastal mountains.
      • Undertake a 2 day expedition by sea kayak to explore some of the more remote islands

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      Road Cycling

      Looking for a holiday that’s a bit more active on land? Then our Road Cycling holidays are perfect for you. Explore impressively stunning islands like Arran, Islay and Jura by bike or for a greater challenge cycle through an amazing 5 different countries of Great Britain and Ireland and experience incredibly diverse countries of the UK.

      The Five Countries

      Intermediate difficulty: Blue 6

      • Ride through the fantastic 5 countries of Great Britain & Ireland.
      • Experience the culture of 5 different nations journeying through the best of scenery.
      • Explore the roads made famous by the Tour de France, Tour of Britain & Tour of Ireland.

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      Island Explorer

      Easy difficulty: Green 3

      • Island hopping across 3 of Scotland’s best islands – Arran, Islay and Jura.
      • Enjoy world-class whisky and wildlife on the beautiful Island of Islay.
      • Visit the third largest whirlpool in the world en route to the Kingdom of Argyll.

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      The Outer Hebrides

      Intermediate difficulty: Blue 4

      • Cycle from Barra to Lewis through nine amazing islands of the Outer Hebrides.
      • Admire the outstanding landscapes of white sand beaches and towering shapely peaks.
      • Enjoy the fascinating history, culture and hospitality of the islands.

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      Skye and the Inner Hebrides

      Easy difficulty: Green 3

      • Island-hopping through Mull, Iona and Skye on this easy-graded road cycling adventure.
      • Quiet country roads, cultural encounters, great landscapes and stunning island scenery.
      • Cycle to the Isle of Iona and explore its ancient Abbey.

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      Sailing Journeys

      How about seafaring around the remote Scottish islands for a whole week? By choosing to venture on one of our sailing holidays you’ll have the chance to just that. Explore incredible locations such as the Hebridian islands, the remote Knoydart Peninsula and Skye by boat and have the opportunity to wander lush green environments by foot.

      Knoydart, Skye & The Small Isles

      Intermediate difficulty: Blue 5

      • Enjoy a combined sailing and walking holiday, exploring the Hebrides on a traditional yacht.
      • Experience the extraordinary wildlife of Scotland in its most unspoiled wild locations.
      • Discover some of Scotland’s finest walking, accessing rarely-trodden routes from the yacht.

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      The Inner Hebrides

      Easy difficulty: Green 3

      • Explore the finest sailing in Europe, sailing amidst the many beautiful islands which dot the West Highlands coastline
      • Take the wheel of our traditional 75-year old gaff-cutter yacht as you sail from island to island
      • Experience the extraordinary marine wildlife of Scotland in its most unspoilt wild locations

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      Wildlife Adventures

      Want to learn more about Scotland’s incredible and diverse wildlife? Then on one of our wildlife adventures you’ll have the opportunity combine an easy going walking adventure with a focus on the animal life which inhabits the Scottish Highlands and Islands. You’ll be led by one of our expert wildlife guides who’ll be on the lookout for different types of animals that live on land, soar high in the skies and those that frolic in the blue seas.

      The Scottish Highlands

      Easy difficulty: Green 2

      • Dolphin-watching on an exciting boat trip.
      • Finding Scotland’s largest birds of prey – sea eagles, golden eagles and ospreys.
      • Sea kayaking with seals in the West Highlands.

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      Mull, Staffa and Iona

      Easy difficulty: Green 2

      • Finding the UK’s largest bird of prey, white-tailed eagle among others.
      • Explore famous Fingal’s Cave on a boat trip to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.
      • Spot marine wildlife including seals, dolphins and whales.

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      The Outer Hebrides & St Kilda

      Easy difficulty: Green 2

      • Explore by boat and on foot, some of the most pristine, wild and spectacular seabird locations in Europe.
      • Look for otters, red deer and golden eagles on the Isle of Harris.
      • Discover the Uists, stronghold of the rare Corncrake and world famous for their wildflowers and windswept beauty.

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      The Shetland Isles

      Easy difficulty: Green 2

      • Experience the landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Scotland’s most northerly islands.
      • Be amazed by the prolific birdlife at Sumburgh.
      • Hike to the dramatic coastline of Muckle Flugga, the most northerly point in the UK.

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      Rachel Vipond
      Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
      Reviewed on 18/06/2018

      Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 4,252 reviews

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