Clyde Islands ~ from 50km (3 days) – 250km (10 days)
The EasyWays Clyde Islands Tour embraces the Inner Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland and the Mull of Kintyre.
The tour offers the opportunity to experience Arran, Islay, Jura and the Kintyre and Argyll peninsulas in a combination of tour options that is capable of delivering a package to match all expectations.
The islands have reasonable public transport access from Central Scotland and the terrain offers a good mix of coastal and hill walking.
With the EasyWays Package just advise what locations you would like to visit and your preferred dates for walking and let us construct a tour that encapsulates all on a bespoke itinerary utilising public transport connections throughout and thereby keeping the price to optimum level.
All tours include baggage transfer and ferry travel with detailed advice on how to get to and from the start and end points of your chosen route.
A typical example tour might begin in Arran and end in Islay or alternatively make Tarbert your start point, visit Gigha and take in Campbeltown in the south of Kintyre before north with a ferry crossing to Portavadie on Argyll.
Specially selected local walking routes have been identified each day giving you the choice of a short 3 day break or anything up to 10 days.
The choice is yours.
The beautiful Island of Arran, often described as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ compresses the best of Scottish scenery into its petite size of only 20 miles long by 10 miles wide. The north of the island is ruggedly mountainous, with granite peaks and deep glens, resembling the Scottish Highlands, whereas the south is more gentle with low-lying farmland, woodland and moorland.
Kintyre offers a variety of landscapes from tiny fishing villages to extensive conifer forests, stretches of fine coastline, open hills and moors. The narrow peninsula means that the sea is never far away, and the superb views take in many islands
Islay, Jura and Gigha
You have the option to sail to Islay (2 overnights minimum stay) to explore this stunning island, known as the ‘whisky coast’ of West Scotland with a follow on to the untamed island of Jura.
Or why not include a trip to Gigha?
Attractions on the island include Achamore Gardens and the abundant wildlife, especially seabirds.
Moderate to Strenuous
Waymarked in most places
Easyways Suggested Itinerary
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Brodick to Sannox (8 miles / 13 km)
Sannox to Lochranza (9 miles / 15 km)
Claonaig to Tarbert (10 miles / 16 km)
Tayinloan to Carradale (15 miles / 24 km)
Arrive by public transport. Start with a lovely coastal section from Tayinloan and then climb through open countryside and forestry to Deucheran Hill where there is a wind farm. The second half of the section descends to the open glen at Brackley before ascending another forested hill to emerge with coastal views over Arran and then make your way down to Carradale.
Explore Islay, Jura and Gigha
Prices from £265 per person
Single supplement – On request
- 3 – 10 nights’ accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels
- Breakfast each day
- All ferry travel (as required)
- Door to door baggage transfer to each stage – maximum 18 kg per bag
- Downloadable GPS route guides of your selected route(s)
- Location details for each accommodation
- Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
- Suggested equipment list
- Emergency support
What’s not included?
- Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
- Travel insurance
STAGES & DISTANCES
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