2013-04-09 20.06.20min

mckenzie mountaineering.... outdoor adventures

This wonderful diverse tour incorporating the island of Arran and the islands of the inner Hebrides offers a taste of Scotland in every way you can imagine! Walking over mountains and through valleys, relaxing ferry journeys with superb views, some of the best Malt whisky Distillery tours Scotland has to offer, and with warm good quality accommodation throughout.

We commence our tour with two days on Arran, where we ascend the beautiful ridge of Goatfell Mountain and descend into the peaceful valley of Glen Lyon. Within our time here we will also visit the renowned Arran Distillery and if time allows the Arran cheeseshop and the famous Arran aromatics factory and wholesale shop.

We are then off to the Isle of Islay for three days - this vibrant island has several distilleries and we visit four of the best in our time here in conjunction with some beautiful scenic and historic walks around the islands lochs and coastlines. Whilst on Islay, on one of our days, we take the very short ferry on a day trip to the dramatic island of Jura where weather permitiing, we guide you up onto one of the wonderful Paps of Jura, a mountainous range which dominates the skyline, alternatively we can take a wonderful lower level walk through the island. We end the day with another whisky distillery visit before hopping on our ferry back to Islay for the night.

Next on our island list is the gorgeous hospitable Isle of Mull, which we reach by ferry and a wonderful scenic drive via the village of Tarbet and the famous coastal town of Oban. We spend three nights on Mull giving us plenty of time to discover all its hidden delights, including a distillery visit within the colourful harbour village of Tobermory, an ascent of Ben More - the most westerly 'Munro 'in all of Scotland! (mountain over 3000 feet), a walk to the majestically positioned Duart Castle and finally we offer an unforgettable visit to the serene island of Ulva with fantstic trails reached via a small boat! This lovley little island recently was bought by the commuinty who have many wonderful plans for sustainability and environmentally protected tourism. We may as an alternative offer a visit to the spiritual Isle of Iona on Mulls southern tip. Iona is home to the famous Iona Abbey, some beautiful small sandy coves and has a unique peaceful atmosphere.

Our last night is spent in Glencoe on the mainland giving you an opportunity to experience the outstanding mountain scenery in this mysterious historical Glen, we have our final dinner in the world famous Clachaig Inn, which has been a favourite for famous rock climbers and mountaineers for centuries!

The following day we take the scenic route back to Edinburgh/Glasgow allowing you to sit back, relax and reminisce about what promises to have been a true Scottish adventure.

If you any further questions or special wishes, please enquire on our contact page or via email: info@mckenziemountaineering.com

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The Hebridean Isles Ferry arriving in Islay

View from the RLNI Base on Islay over to the Paps Of Jura