Coll & Tiree: A Hebridean Escape

Itinerary

This is our suggested itinerary for our Coll & Tiree self-drive tour. All of our itineraries are fully flexible and we would be delighted to add additional nights, or tailor the route to match your interests. Please request this when making an enquiry.

Day 1 - Oban to the Isle of Coll
Your trip starts in the bustling seaside town of Oban where you will take the ferry to the Isle of Coll. The three hour journey is an attraction in itself - sailing through the Sound of Mull past the colourful town of Tobermory and Ardnamurchan point. Keep your eyes peeled for basking sharks, whales and bottlenose dolphins.

You will arrive at Arinagour - Coll’s main village. The island has no streetlights, no mobile phone coverage, and no “today’s newspaper”, so it’s difficult not to start to unwind instantly and become acclimatised to a more tranquil pace of life. 
Overnight - Isle of Coll

Day 2 - Isle of Coll Sightseeing
The Isle of Coll is rich in natural attractions. Walk along Cliad Beach with its white sand and turquoise waters and look out for otters and seals, or visit the RSPB Nature Reserve to see the unique birdlife like skylarks, lapwings and corncrakes who use the machair moorlands as a breeding habitat. Venture inland to discover one of Coll’s fascinating crannogs, a reminder of an ancient civilisation, or visit 15th century Breachacha Castle.
Overnight - Isle of Coll

Day 3 - Isle of Coll Sightseeing
Wander up to the top of Ben Hogh which, at only 348 feet, is Coll’s highest summit and offers spectacular views of the surrounding islands and a breathtaking Hebridean panorama. With the closest street lamp being on the Isle of Mull, light pollution is non-existent on Coll, making it the perfect location to spot shooting stars and distant galaxies at night.
Overnight - Isle of Coll

Day 4 - Isle of Coll to the Isle of Tiree
Make the stunning ferry journey to the nearby Isle of Tiree - the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides. Beautiful Tiree is a mecca for surfers as it is one of the sunniest and windiest places in the UK. The island is very flat and there is nothing to obscure your view of the sweeping white beaches and Hebridean panoramas.
Overnight - Isle of Tiree

Day 5 - Isle of Tiree Sightseeing
Explore Tiree’s fascinating Iron Age relics such as forts, standing stones and ancient brochs - the most intact being located at Dùn Mòr Bhalla at Vaul. To gain a further insight into the island's history you could visit one of the excellent heritage centres at Hynish, An Lodhlann or An Turas.

Between spring and autumn you can observe the spectacular procession of wildflowers, from wild orchids to ragged robins.
Overnight - Isle of Tiree

Day 6 - Isle of Tiree Sightseeing
Tiree is one of the best places in the world for surfing, windsurfing and kayaking, and whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro - lessons and hires are offered by a number of local providers. If you don’t fancy trying it yourself, simply unwind in your stunning surroundings.

The island is perfect for wildlife spotting, with its unique array of seabirds such as oystercatchers and redshanks.
Overnight - Isle of Tiree

Day 7 - Isle of Tiree to Oban
Sadly your Hebridean escape comes to an end today as you take the ferry back to Oban and return to the Scottish mainland.