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Tours May 2019

May tours - Adventure holidays - Spring - Highlands and Island - Scotland

May is your last chance to experience the beauty of Spring in Scotland. Explore our varied May tours for an unforgettable adventure!

Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, canoeing, road cycling, sailing and photography may tours – discover our adventure holidays below …

Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail

Location: Multi-Location
  • Canoe from the west to the east coast through the spectacular Great Glen loch and river system - including some canoeing in Loch Ness
  • Journey in the company of experienced wilderness canoe guides and develop your paddling skills en route
  • Wild camping on the shores of some of Scotland's finest lochs with superb wilderness cooking throughout

Price: from £845

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Photography - Assynt & Coigach

Location: North West Highlands
  • Spend five days in the Highlands developing your photography with Colin Prior.
  • Photograph the colours of the autumnal landscape at their very best.
  • Shoot in some of the finest photographic locations in Assynt and Coigach.
  • Discover new ways of finding photographs in the landscape.

Price: from £1,450

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Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent

Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands
  • Paddle through tranquil pine forests and Scotland's most famous whisky region as you journey the length of the River Spey
  • Experience a diverse range of river conditions, from gentle meanders to more challenging rapids towards the end of the trip
  • Enjoy a true wilderness experience camping under the stars

Price: from £865

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Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail

Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
  • Fascinating history, culture, wildlife and island hospitality
  • 280km across seven islands with some of the most unspoilt and spectacular scenery in Europe
  • Fascinating history, culture, wildlife and island hospitality

Price: from £1,895

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Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Location: North West Highlands
  • Combine learning essential sea kayaking skills with the opportunity to experience some of the best sea kayaking in Scotland
  • Develop your paddling techniques on beautiful Upper Loch Torridon before exploring the Applecross Peninsula
  • At the end of a day on the water, relax with a hot shower, fantastic food and a comfortable bed

Price: from £865

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Road Cycling - The Grand Tour

Road cycling Scotland Grand Tour
Location: Multi-Location
  • A classic road cycling tour from the heart of the Highlands to Scotland's Capital.
  • An amazing week of trip highlights showcasing the best of Scotland's natural and cultural heritage and warm hospitality.
  • Full guiding, vehicle and logistical support leaving you to relax and enjoy the riding.

Price: from £1,725

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Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye

Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
  • Visit one of the most diverse and spectacular regions of Europe, indulging in the wild scenery and rich history of the islands
  • 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

Price: from £1,625

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Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands

Orkney Isles
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles
  • Discover wild walks, ancient landscapes and spectacularly weathered sea cliffs on the walking holiday of a lifetime
  • Experience the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Orkneys in the company of our knowledgeable guides
  • Enjoy Orcadian hospitality and fresh local produce at our stylish accommodation in a historic guest house

Price: from £1,735

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Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye

A walking holiday to the Isle of Skye.
Location: Inner Hebrides including Skye
  • Explore the spectacular Isle of Skye through a number of beautiful hikes, taking in the rich scenery and fascinating history of the island.
  • Take a boat trip into the heart of the Cuillin mountains for one of the best hikes of any walking holiday in Scotland.
  • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected hotels, set in beautiful water-side locations.

Price: from £1,735

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Wilderness Walking - High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross
Location: North West Highlands
  • Immerse yourself amongst the true wilderness of the North West Highlands - a land of magnificent mountains, sweeping glens and silvery lochs.
  • Enjoy superb hiking, ascending both classic and rarely climbed peaks with panoramic views.
  • Discover the Highland culture - warm hospitality, and living life close to the land.

Price: from £1,525

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Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides

hebridean holiday
Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
  • Enjoy hiking off path on wild hikes among the Hebridean hills, surrounded by sea and sky. A jewel in the crown of Scotland walking tours.
  • Witness stunning vistas of the Hebridean Islands with their unique mix of green hills, white sand beaches and blue waters.
  • Relax in comfort at our all inclusive, private wilderness lodge, located on the shoreline.

Price: from £1,695

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Wilderness Photography - Highland Landscapes Tour

Location: North West Highlands;Cairngorms and Central Highlands
  • Landscape photography in the Cairngorms and Glen Torridon
  • Beautiful old growth forests, soaring peaks and silvery lochs
  • All-inclusive tour based from charming and comfortable accommodations
  • A trip for passionate photographers to capture beautiful and evocative images

Price: from £1,495

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Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK

walking uk national parks
Location: Multi-Location
  • Enjoy some of the finest hiking in Britain on this tour of National Parks in Scotland and England
  • Discover the amazing contrast of landscapes from the majestic mountains of the Highlands to the rolling Dales of Yorkshire
  • Try the various Scottish and English delicacies such as whisky in the Highlands, cream tea in Yorkshire and Kendal Mint Cake in the Lakes

Price: from £2,495

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Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast

Mountain Biking Scotland - Coast to Coast
Location: Multi-Location
  • Voted one of the Trips of the Year by Outside Magazine
  • The ultimate mountain bike ride in the UK traversing the Scottish Highlands from coast to coast.
  • 350km of superb riding from big mountain passes to ancient pine forest singletrack.
  • Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Highlands and savour the view when you reach the Atlantic Ocean!

Price: from £1,695

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Open Canoeing - North West Highlands

Location: North West Highlands
  • Journey through a stunning network of remote lochs that lie within the magnificent amphitheatre of mountains in Inverpolly
  • Camp on isolated beaches and islands with amazing panoramic views of Scotland's most iconic peaks
  • Enjoy days exploring the high peaks on foot as well as paddling through Scotland's most beautiful wilderness region

Price: from £1,145

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Sailing and Walking - Knoydart, Skye & The Small Isles

Location: Inner Hebrides including Skye
  • 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.

Price: from £1,495

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Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands
  • Hike on ancient whisky smugglers' trails and visit Scotland's first licensed whisky distillery.
  • Discover the majesty of the deep glens, clear rivers and wild lochs on expertly guided walks.
  • Enjoy the huge variety of wildlife to be found in the Cairngorms National Park.

Price: from £1,525

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Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles

Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles
  • Experience the landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Scotland's most northerly islands.
  • Be amazed by the prolific birdlife at Sumburgh and the heritage of the Vikings at Jarlshof.
  • Hike to the dramatic coastline of Muckle Flugga, the most northerly point in the UK.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to view the bird colonies at Noss National Nature Reserve where we'll be deafened by the noise of 20,000 gannets, 25,000 guillemots, 3,000 kittiwakes, 1,200 puffins and hundreds of razorbills, shags and skuas!

Price: from £1,725

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Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay

Uist, Barra and Mingulay
Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
  • 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.

Price: from £1,625

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Road Cycling - Island Explorer

Location: Multi-Location
  • Island hop 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

Price: from £1,995

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Wilderness Walking - Sutherland: The Great Wild North

Location: North West Highlands
  • Explore the spectacular landscapes of the Northern Highlands on a series of gentle hikes.
  • Experience how the landscapes changes as we hike on the east coast before traversing Scotland to discover the rugged west coast and mountains.
  • Relax as you stay in two beautifully located hotels in the Scottish Highlands

Price: from £1,525

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Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands

kayaking in scotland
Location: North West Highlands
  • Combine adventure with comfort as you enjoy day trips sea kayaking and hiking, returning to overnight at a Highland Inn, set on the shores of spectacular Loch Torridon.
  • With a 1:4 guide to client ratio, learn essential sea kayaking skills as you explore the outstanding coastal scenery of the Torridon region, kayaking in the sheltered waters of its sea lochs.
  • Take a break from the kayaks to enjoy an easy hike - allowing you to experience the scenery from the land as well as the sea.

Price: from £1,345

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Luxury Walking – North Highland Coast

walking north highland coast
Location: North West Highlands
  • Hike among the wildest scenery in Scotland based from an exclusive and luxurious Highland lodge
  • Enjoy the leadership and insights of our expert guide as you explore one of the quietest areas of the Highlands
  • Superb food and drink, created from wonderful local ingredients. All included in the cost and freshly prepared for us by the in-house chef

Price: from £3,295

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Road Cycling - North Coast 500

North Coast 500 cycling holiday
Location: North West Highlands
  • Ride the best sections of Scotland's spectacular North Coast 500 touring route
  • Take to the waves in a private zodiac trip through the Summer Isles
  • Cycle through the incredible scenery of northern Scotland on winding tarmac past towering mountains, sandy beaches and rolling wilderness

Price: from £1,795

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Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way

West Highland Way
Location: Multi-Location
  • Take on the challenge of Scotland's most famous and one of the world's greatest long distance trails - the West Highland Way.
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery as you walk through the beautiful landscapes of Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor and Glencoe.
  • With the knowledge and experience of an expert guide, learn about the area's history and legends, as well as the flora and fauna along the route.

Price: from £1,545

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Photography Trip - Knoydart & the Small Isles

Location: West Highlands including Knoydart
  • Improve your photography skills in the company of Colin Prior - one of the UK's leading landscape photographers
  • Access to some of the finest wilderness landscapes in Scotland by using our private boat
  • Capture the spectacular mountain scenery and encounter wildlife such as eagles and dolphins
  • Sample fresh local cuisine in the award winning restaurant at our remote lodge

Price: from £1,725

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Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail Central - The Jacobite Coast

Location: West Highlands including Knoydart
  • The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail has made the National Geographic's 2011 'Tours of a Lifetime' and the Outside Magazine' coveted 'Travel Hot List for 2011'
  • Sea Kayak through some of the best scenery on the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail and explore the history behind Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • No camping, just comfortable beds, hot showers and excellent local restaurants/pubs!
  • Link this trip with our Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - The Gaelic Coast trip, which run on consecutive dates. Join both trips for an epic sea kayaking adventure!

Price: from £1,325

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Sea Kayaking - The Summer Isles

Location: North West Highlands
  • 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.

Price: from £925

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Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt

assynt
Location: North West Highlands
  • Enjoy guided hikes up iconic Scottish mountains such as Suilven and Stac Pollaidh.
  • Discover some of the best coastal walking in Scotland including the Old Man of Stoer.
  • Relax and look for marine wildlife on a cruise around the Summer Isles.

Price: from £1,595

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Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles

Argyll and the Isles
Location: Inner Hebrides including Skye
  • 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.

Price: from £1,725

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Road Cycling - Skye and the Inner Hebrides

Location: Inner Hebrides including Skye
  • 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.

Price: from £1,795

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Road Cycling - Casks and Castles

Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands
  • Enjoy a mixture of cycling and culture on a laid back itinerary in Highland whisky country
  • Ride quiet roads through beautiful scenery in the mornings, before relaxing in the afternoon with visits to local sites of interest
  • Cycle to iconic locations such as Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and Loch Ness

Price: from £1,995

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Wildlife Adventures - The Scottish Highlands

Wildlife Adventure - Scotland's Big 5
Location: Multi-Location
  • 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
  • Visit a wildlife hide at dusk to see pine marten and badgers

Price: from £1,725

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