SAMPLE - Scotland Active Adventure - Final Info

Mr Barry White

Summer 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 10 Days / 9 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 - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport you will meet your expert Guide, 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 and head for dinner before enjoying a restful evening after your day of travel.

Overnight: Isle of Arran | Auchrannie Resort
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: SAMPLE | Flight Number: SAMPLE
Departure Airport: London Heathrow | Departure Time: 1:10 pm
Arrival Airport: Glasgow | Arrival Time: 2:35 pm

Day 1 - Guide Details - SAMPLE GUIDE 1 Read More +

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Meeting Place: Glasgow Airport Arrivals | Meeting Time: 2:50 pm

Day 1 - Ferry Details Read More +

Operator: Caledonian MacBrayne
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Departure Port: Ardrossan | Departure Time: 5:30 pm
Arrival Port: Brodick | Arrival Time: 6:55 pm

Check in closes at 17:30

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Hotel: Brambles Seafood Grill | Location: Auchrannie Resort
Reservation Time: 7:30 pm
Phone: +44 (0) 1770 302 234

Day 2 - 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 to the 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
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Pub: The Drift Inn | Location: Isle of Arran
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm
Website: https://www.driftinnarran.com/

Day 3 - Ride the Arran Circular & Golf Shiskine

Today you will get on the bikes 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 on the bike and in the hills, 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
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Round of Golf - Shishkine Golf and Tennis Club Read More +

Activity: Round of Golf - Shishkine Golf and Tennis Club
| Start Time: 3:00 pm | Approx Duration: 2.5 hrs

Website: https://www.shiskinegolf.com/

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Douglas Hotel | Location: Isle of Arran
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm
Phone: +44 (0) 1770 302968 | Website: https://www.thedouglashotel.co.uk/bistro/

Day 4 - Round of Golf and Journey East

After a hearty breakfast, both guests and Guide 1 will 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.

*The guests will take their golf clubs on the helicopter and Guide 2 will depart Arran with the rest of their luggage and the vehicle to meet the guests at Monachyle Mhor in the evening.

Overnight: Lochearnhead | Monachyle Mhor Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Helicopter Transfer
Pick Up Location: Brodick | Pick Up Time: 9:40 am | Approx Duration: 1 hrs

09:40: Take off from Brodick (arrival 40 mins before departure)

10:00: Land at Machrihanish Golf Club

Day 4 - Round of Golf - Macrahanish Golf Club Read More +

Activity: Round of Golf - Macrahanish Golf Club
| Start Time: 10:26 am | Approx Duration: 3.5 hrs

Website: https://www.machgolf.com/

*A caddie is booked to join this round of golf.

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Helicopter Transfer
Pick Up Location: Machrihanish Golf Club | Pick Up Time: 3:00 pm | Approx Duration: 1 hrs

15:00: Depart Machrihanish Golf Club

16:00: Land at Monachyle Mhor

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Hotel: Monachyle Mhor Resturant | Location: Balquhidder
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm
Website: https://monachylemhor.net/dine/

Day 5 - Ben Lawers & Loch Tay Loop

Today, both guests and guide 1 will be starting 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 and working up a healthy appetite.  Guide 2 will be providing vehicle support today and will have a luxury picnic set up at a stunning view point along the way. This route is sure to leave you with a big smile on your face!

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

Overnight: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Dinner Details Read More +

Hotel: The Flying Stag | Location: Braemar
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm
Website: https://thefifearms.com/eat-drink/flying-stag/

Day 6 - Munro Bagging in the Cairngorms

After breakfast, the guests and Guide 1 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 many 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: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Room Type: Royal Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Dinner Details Read More +

Hotel: The Clunie Dining Room | Location: Breamar
Reservation Time: 6:45 pm
Website: https://thefifearms.com/eat-drink/the-clunie-dining-room/

Day 7 - 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: by Achnasheen | The Torridon
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Round of Golf - Cabot Golf Course Read More +

Activity: Round of Golf - Cabot Golf Course
| Start Time: 11:30 am | Approx Duration: 3.5 hrs

Website: https://cabothighlands.com/

*A caddie is booked to join this round of golf.

Day 7 - Dinner Details Read More +

Hotel: 1887 Restaurant | Location: Torridon
Reservation Time: 7:45 pm
Phone: +44(0)1445 791 242 | Website: https://www.thetorridon.com/eat-drink/bo-muc-brasserie/

Day 8 - 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: by Achnasheen | The Torridon
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Dinner Details Read More +

Hotel: Bo and Muc | Location: Torridon
Reservation Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: +44(0)144 579 1242 | Website: https://www.thetorridon.com/eat-drink/bo-muc-brasserie/

Day 9 - Take on the Bealach-Na-Ba

Today can be an adventure of your choice. You could head out for another day in the hills, weather dependent or perhaps you feel ready to take on one of the greatest bike climbs in Britain. The Bealach-Na-Ba really takes the breath away and offers a big cycling challenge with a gruelling uphill, starting from near sea-level it rises 626m in 9.1km of uphill, reaching 20% gradient. But your reward is an thrilling downhill, finishing your adventure on a high.

Overnight: by Achnasheen | The Torridon
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Dinner Details Read More +

Hotel: 1887 | Location: Torridon
Reservation Time: 6:45 pm
Phone: +44(0)144 579 1242 | Website: https://www.thetorridon.com/eat-drink/1887-restaurant/

Day 10 - Depart

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Inverness, where you can continue your journey onwards, reflecting on your adventurous 8 days of climbing and cycling through the diverse and awe-inspiring corners of this beautiful country.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

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 qualified and experienced Guide 1 from Day 1 to Day 10 (plus a support guide on day 4 & 5)
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guides on guided days
  • Airport transfer from Glasgow to Arran
  • Helicopter transfer on Day 4
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • 2 Round of Golf at Shiskine
    • 2 Round of Golf at Machrihanish + Caddie
    • 2 Round of Golf at Cabot + Caddie
    • 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
  • Activities are only private if specifically stated

 

Notes On Weather & Flexibility

Weather – May in Scotland can be a very wide range of weather, and very changeable. Suitable clothing and footwear is essential, as well as a flexible attitude. Plans may have to be changed to accommodate Mother Nature, and your guide will have back-up plans that they will discuss with you if required.

 

Essential Packing List

  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof over-pants
  • Sturdy hiking boots/shoes (sneakers or tennis shoes are not suitable for any hiking in Scotland)
  • Day pack 20-30 litre for carrying water and extra layers
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Warm layers
  • Warm hat, gloves and a neck gaiter
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Smart casual attire for dinners

Note: If you would like us to provide trekking poles for your use then please just let us know and we will ensure these are available for you.

 

Useful Contacts

24 hour in-country support (Wilderness Scotland):  +44 (0)1479 420 020, or out with regular office hours +44 (0)7766 794 640 (urgent calls only)

Emergency services:  999 or 112

NHS 24 (24 hour free medical advice):  111

 

Tipping Guidelines

For tipping our guides – We don’t generally recommend a set amount as tipping is not expected in the same way that it is in North America. However, similar North American travel companies generally suggest something along the lines of £10-30 per person per day for your guide, which is a wide range to choose from. Generally, we would encourage you to ask yourself what you were expecting from your guide, and then think about how they have exceeded those expectations and choose an amount you are comfortable with.

For local services such as restaurants again tipping is not expected but if you receive great service then 10-15% of the bill is normal.

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Accommodation

Auchrannie Resort

Auchrannie Road | Isle of Arran |
KA27 8BZ | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0) 1770 302 234 
Web: auchrannie.co.uk

Monachyle Mhor Hotel

Balquhidder | Lochearnhead | Perthshire |
FK19 8PQ | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1877 384 622
Web: monachylemhor.net

The Fife Arms

Mar Rd | Braemar | Royal Deeside |
AB35 5YL | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1339 720 200
Web: thefifearms.com

The Torridon

by Achnasheen | Wester Ross |
IV22 2EY | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1445 791 242
Web: thetorridon.com


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