Curry – The Highlands and Islands

April 2024

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights


Overview

Join us for a beautifully contrasting adventure through the Highlands, experiencing the salt-stung shores of Islay and the deep rugged glens of Glencoe. Pedal across the island of Islay at your own pace, following the meandering ribbons of tarmac before sampling some of the island’s renowned whisky offerings. Traverse Glencoe’s enchanting valleys, unlocking the mysteries of the Lost Valley in the company of your expert guide. Bring the adventure to a close along Loch Ness, stepping back in time to explore Urquhart Castle’s historic ruins. Let the charm of each destination captivate your senses and come away from your adventure eager for more – it is said that Scotland belongs to all who love her.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Oban to Islay

Meet your expert Wilderness Guide in Oban today and begin the journey to Islay together, discussing your approach for the next few days as the ferry coasts through the water – keep an eye out for inquisitive marine wildlife as you go. Setting foot on dry land, spend the afternoon getting familiar with the island and enjoy an afternoon amble, immersing yourself in the unique atmosphere and breathtaking landscapes, showcasing why Islay is considered by many the Queen of the Outer Hebrides.

Overnight: Islay | The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - The Spirit of Islay

After a hearty breakfast, step out into the morning air and transfer a short distance to collect your bikes for the day. After a quick set up, out to collect your bikes and spend your day pedalling across Islay. Enjoy the sea breeze on your face as you ride, catching glimpses of wildflowers decorating your surroundings, touches of blues, purples and pinks, adding pops of colour to the picturesque landscapes. Conclude your ride at the whiskey distillery of your choice for a tour and tasting, engaging with the island’s surroundings by tasting how the ingredients taste in the form of a peaty whiskey.

Overnight: Islay | The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Travel to Glencoe

Relish in your last island breakfast before hopping onto the ferry and venturing to the luscious green Glencoe. Stop at a cafe for a spot of lunch in the tranquil Scottish countryside before heading out for a hike in the iconic valleys of Glencoe. One option is to hike the intriguing Lost Valley, also known as Coire Gabhail, which served as a cattle-hiding place for clans during times of unrest. Meander along the breathtaking vistas, listening to the gentle gurgle of the rivers and waterfalls surrounding you and flowing across the steep slopes. Revel in the mystique that surrounds this secluded corner of Glencoe, providing an immersive experience in the heart of Scotland’s natural beauty.

Overnight: Glencoe | The Kingshouse Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Hiking in Glencoe

Today, you have the full day to explore any part of Glencoe you’d like. Choose from various options across the stunning expanse of the area and traverse rugged terrain, relishing in the changing landscapes and views and absorbing every detail of your surroundings. Perhaps pay a visit to the visitor centre, where you can gather insights into the diverse trails and choose a route that aligns with your preferences. Whether you opt for challenging ascents or more leisurely paths, the day promises a fulfilling connection with nature, surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of this Scottish gem.

Overnight: Glencoe | The Kingshouse Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Inverness via Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle

Rise to the last day of your trip and savour your final breakfast before heading up the road to Inverness. On the way, visit the timeless Urquhart Castle, perched on the loch’s edge. Explore the castle’s ancient ruins, absorbing tales of centuries past. As you continue along the scenic route, take in the breathtaking views of the expansive Loch Ness. Arrive in Inverness in the afternoon and bid farewell to your Wilderness Guide before continuing on your onward journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • All meals included in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Ferry and train tickets
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Pricing Read More

The price of this trip is £3,745 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.

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