Matt's Scotland Adventure V4 - Andy's part

Matt & Andy

Monday 6th May – Saturday 11th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Overview

This trip to Scotland promises to deliver the perfect mix of challenge, discovery and wonder. Bike, hike and golf your way from island to valley to mountain, discovering some of the most remote and beautiful places in the Highlands.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 6th May - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport you will meet you expert Guide, Ben, who will also be your driver throughout this trip. Load up the van and set off for the Isle of Arran, just a short ferry ride of the west coast of Scotland, stopping for a quick bite to eat before making the crossing.

Often described as ‘Scotland in miniature’, it boasts rugged mountains, deep glens, winding roads and small coastal villages, all on an island that is only 20 miles long and 10 miles wide. Settle in to your luxurious hotel on the shoreline ready for the adventures to start tomorrow

Overnight: Isle of Arran | Auchrannie Resort
Room Type: 1 x Resort Suite for Matt and 1 x Resort Executive Double for Andy
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Tuesday 7th May - Discover Arran's Corbett's

Today your guide will take you on an adventure to discover some of the Corbett’s that lie on the Isle of Arran, known as the little sisters of Munros but every bit as enjoyable. If weather conditions allow and you feel up to a big day in the hills, you could attempt a round of Beinn Tarsuinn, Caisteal Abhail, Cìr Mhòr, Goat Fell, a cluster of beautiful hills easily accessed. With views across the island in every direction, you won’t be disappointed.

Overnight: Isle of Arran | Auchrannie Resort
Room Type: 1 x Resort Suite for Matt and 1 x Resort Executive Double for Andy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Wednesday 8th May - Ride the Arran Circular & Golf Shiskine

Today Matt will get on the bike with your guide and set off on Arran’s most famous cycling route, the Arran circular!  It’s got all the ingredients necessary for a perfect cycling loop, with a great balance of flat and hills, lots of cafés and cake stops and immense scenery. By no means an easy loop but a way to see every side of this beautiful island.

For Andy, you can spend the morning exploring the island with the second guide = perhaps enjoy a low level walk along one of the beaches or visit Brodick Castle with it’s incredible gardens, spectacular views and the Victorian Arcade where you pit yourselves against each other on some of the fun Victorian Games.

This afternoon you will meet up again and enjoy a round of golf at Shiskine course before retiring for some well earned rest and relaxation at your hotel and sample some of the best local produce including amazing seafood and foraged delights.

Overnight: Isle of Arran | Auchrannie Resort
Room Type: 1 x Resort Suite for Matt and 1 x Resort Executive Double for Andy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Thursday 9th May - Round of Golf and Journey East

After a hearty breakfast, you will all board a helicopter from Arran to Campletown on the mainland where you will enjoy a game of golf at Machrihanish Golf Course, it is sure to be a game with a view! Back on board, your helicopter will take you to Monachyle Mhor, a boutique hotel deep in the heart of Perthshire at the foot of stunning Scottish mountains. Enjoy dining in their award winning restaurant and take a walk along the shores of the loch which is surrounded by mountains and wildlife.

Overnight: Perthshire | Monachyle Mhor
Room Type: 2 x Feature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Friday 10th May - Ben Lawers & Loch Tay Loop

Today, Matt and Ben will be start on a full day on the bikes as you take on a route from Killin, past Ben Lawers & Loch Tay. Power up the hills and down the long stretches of quiet roads, enjoying the incredible scenery, stopping for a luxury picnic along the way. This route is sure to leave you with a big smile on your face!

Andy will be joined by a guide today to explore the Loch Tay area, with hills to climb, quaint villages and historical landmarks to explore, you will be spoilt for choice.

This afternoon, you will both continue your journey by car to Breamar with your guides. Enjoy a celebratory drink on arrival in one of the Fife Arm’s many bar options and indulge in their culinary delights.

Overnight: Cairngorms | Fife Arms
Room Type: 1 x Royal Suite for Matt and 1 x Scottish Culture Room for Andy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Saturday 11th May - Munro Bagging in the Cairngorms

This morning, Andy will depart the Cairngorms at 7.30am by private transfer to catch his onward connections, bidding farewell to Scotland for now.

After breakfast, Matt and Ben will head for the hills. There are 282 munros in Scotland and with so many to choose from in the Cairngorms, you are spoilt for choice. Classics like Ben Macdui which is the second highest mountain in Britain will give you spectacular views across the national park. Of course there are may more options for bagging munros in the area and your guide will discuss the best options for you and the weather conditions on the day. After a big day, you will feast tonight on the delicious local produce and raise a toast to your achievement.

Overnight: Cairngorms | Fife Arms
Room Type: 1 x Royal Suite for Matt
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 5 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 5 (this will be with an additional guide on the biking days)
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Private transfer from Glasgow Airport to Arran
  • Helicopter transfer on Day 4
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • 1 Round of Golf at Machrihanish
    • 1 Round of Golf at Shiskine
    • Entry fees to places of interest on Arran and in Perthshire
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
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