Matt’s Scotland Adventure V3

Matt Barger

Monday 6th May – Tuesday 14th May 2024

Duration: 9 Days / 8 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 be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your first stop, the Isle of Arran. 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. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax at the hotel or head out for a walk from the grounds of the hotel.

Overnight: Isle of Arran | The Douglas
Room Type: Executive Double
Meals Included: None

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 | The Douglas
Room Type: Executive Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

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

Today you 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. After getting the miles in, 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 | The Douglas
Room Type: Executive Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Thursday 9th May - ROUND OF GOLF AND JOURNEY EAST

After a hearty breakfast, 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: Cairngorms | Monachyle Mhor
Room Type: Feature Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Friday 10th May - Bike the Balmoral Castle & Ballater Loop

Today will be a full day on the bikes from your hotel as you take on the Killin, Ben Lawers & Loch Tay loop with your guide. Power up and around Ben Lawers and down to loop around loch Tay. With quiet roads and incredible scenery as you pass Ben Lawers Dam and ride along the banks of the loch. This circular is sure to leave you with a big smile on your face! This afternoon, you will continue your journey by car to Breamar with your guide. Celebrate on arrival with a drink in one of the Fife Arm’s many bar options and indulge in their culinary delights.

Overnight: Cairngorms | Fife Arms
Room Type: Royal Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

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

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: Royal Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Sunday 12th May - TRAVEL TO TORRIDON

This morning you will head north to the awe inspiring mountains of Torridon. You can choose to stop off for a game of golf on your journey at Cabot course (formally known as Castle Stewart) before your onward journey to the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Overnight: Torridon | Torridon Hotel
Room Type: Grand Master
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Monday 13th May - CLIMB TORRIDON'S MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAINS

Today your guide will take you on an adventure into some of the UK’s most rugged and beautiful landscapes. Glen Torridon is surrounded by some of the most spectacular peaks in the UK, 6 of which are Munros. If weather conditions allow, you could attempt the traverse of Beinn Eighe ridge, a huge cluster of of rugged peaks, ridges and scree-covered slopes between Loch Maree and Glen Torridon.  The spectacular path climbs very steeply through a magnificent ancient pinewood up onto a bare, ice-scraped plateau of rock. Depending on your chosen route you could bag 2 Munros on this challenging day out.

Overnight: Torridon | Torridon Hotel
Room Type: Grand Master
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Tuesday 14th May - DEPART

After breakfast, you will begin your private transfer to Dornoch, enjoying the spectacular drive through the Scottish Highlands and reflecting on your adventurous 8 days climbing and cycling through the diverse and awe-inspiring corners of this beautiful country.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 9 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 10
  • 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
    • 1 Round of Golf at Cabot
    • Road Bike Hire
    • Whisky Tasting at Glenturret
  • 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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