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Overview

Walking Holidays
8 Nights
  • Prices from: £1230 per person
  • Transport: Car required. Rental car included (optional)
  • Availability: Any start date year-round
  • Best time to go: April - October

Highlights

Old Man of Storr
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This 2-mile walk is perhaps the most famous on the Isle of Skye. The walk is short and straightforward, but the stunning views of the distinctive pinnacle are extremely rewarding.

Isle of Scalpay Circuit
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Located close to Tarbert, the Isle of Scalpay is connected to Harris by a road bridge and has a small, scattered population of around 300 people. This circular walk takes you around much of the island, where there is great coastal scenery. Eilean Glas Lighthouse is the perfect picnic spot!

Blaven
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Set apart from the rest of the Cuillin Mountains, Blaven is an isolated Munro with an imposing presence and stunning views of mountains, glens and islands in all directions. It is an ideal vantage point for looking over the Isle of Skye.

Clisham Horseshoe
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Standing at 799m tall, Clisham is the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides and the only Corbett on the isles. This horseshoe route is a more challenging yet interesting alternative to the direct route – hopping from peak to peak along a ridge. This is the best way to make the most of the dramatic views all around.

Portree
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The pretty town of Portree is the capital of the Isle of Skye, and deservedly so. Take a stroll through the colourful streets, around the bustling port, or browse the local craft shops in the town. Why not treat yourself to a special meal at one of the many restaurants serving delicious local produce?

Luskentyre Sands
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With a seemingly endless expanse of white sand and impossibly blue-green water, it’s no surprise that Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris is consistently rated one of the best beaches in the world.

Drive & Hike Through Scotland’s Most Spectacular Islands

This fantastic multi-centre walking holiday takes you to wild Scottish islands known for their dramatic scenery, fascinating history, and abundance of walking opportunities.

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The Isle of Skye: The Isle of Skye is home to some of the most celebrated and awe-inspiring scenery Scotland has to offer. Many walks on the island take you through the heart of these peculiar landscapes. From short, gentle ambles to more challenging routes in The Cuillin mountains for experienced walkers, there is something for everyone, and a brilliant view is never far away.

The island has many other attractions as well, such as the famous Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle and the colourful capital town of Portree.

The Outer Hebrides: The Outer Hebrides are the perfect place to discover the wilder side of Scotland, away from the crowds of the more popular islands. From tranquil white-sand beaches to fascinating Neolithic stone structures, these islands are a truly unforgettable experience.

This itinerary is based on Harris and Lewis, the two largest islands of the Outer Hebrides. Here, you can step back in time with a walk to the Callanish Standing Stones, or explore the rugged peaks of the An Cliseam horseshoe route.

Itinerary

This is a multi-centre walking holiday which requires the use of a car. If you plan to bring your own vehicle, we are able to offer this holiday without a rental car.

We design each itinerary around your interests, so think of this as a starting point which can be tailored into something completely unique to you. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights or other destinations.

We will provide you with a variety of walking routes and sightseeing suggestions which means you are free to walk as much, or as little, as you please.

 

Walking Terrain

Isle of Skye: Spectacular mountain ridges, wild grassy hills, and remote coastal tracks.

Outer Hebrides: Magnificent white sandy beaches and heather-covered hills.

Day 1: Arrive on the Isle of Skye
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Make your way to the Isle of Skye today where your multi-centre walking holiday will begin. This magical region is full of endless opportunities for adventure.
Overnight – Isle of Skye

Days 2 - 4: Walking on the Isle of Skye
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Fairy Pools Isle of Skye

Walking recommendations include:

  • Easy: The Old Man of Storr (2 miles / 3 km / 300m ascent / 1.5 hours)
  • Moderate: Glen Sligachan (5 miles / 8 km / 185m ascent / 3 hours)
  • Challenging: Blà Bheinn (5 miles / 8 km / 920m ascent / 5 hours)

Sightseeing recommendations include:

  • Dunvegan Castle
  • Portree
  • The Quiraing

Overnight – Isle of Skye

Day 5: Isle of Skye to the Outer Hebrides
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Today you will make your way to the Outer Hebrides. After a short 20-minute drive to Uig, you will catch the ferry to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris, known for its white-sand beaches and rugged mountains.
Overnight – Outer Hebrides

Days 6 - 8: Walking in the Outer Hebrides
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Walking recommendations include:

  • Easy: Callanish Standing Stones (2.5 miles / 4 km / 20m ascent / 1.5 hours)
  • Moderate: Isle of Scalpay Circuit (6 miles / 9.5 km / 286m ascent / 3 hours)
  • Challenging: Clisham Horseshoe (8.5 miles / 13.5 km / 1065m ascent / 7 hours)

Sightseeing recommendations include:

  • Luskentyre Beach
  • St Kilda Boat Trips
  • Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Overnight – Outer Hebrides

Day 9: Depart the Outer Hebrides
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This morning you will take the ferry back to Ullapool on the Scottish Mainland, at which point your multi-centre walking holiday of the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides comes to an end.

What's Included?

Your holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation for 8 nights including traditional Scottish breakfast
  • 9 days rental of an Economy car (other vehicle categories available) including comprehensive insurance
  • Comprehensive information pack with our list of exceptional walking routes, taking in the best of your surroundings
  • Road map with our recommended driving route
  • Guidebook: Walking the Isle of Skye (Cicerone)
  • Guidebook: Walking on Harris and Lewis (Cicerone)
  • Our sightseeing suggestions - the must-see sights in the region; traditional villages, natural wonders, impressive architecture and cultural landmarks
  • Personalised itinerary with our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink
  • All ferry crossings (as per your itinerary)
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Lunches and evening meals

Accommodation & Prices

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We know that after a busy day of exploring, an exceptional place to stay makes all the difference. That’s why all of the accommodation we select is hand-picked using our first-hand knowledge of the best places to stay.

Our discerning team has a wealth of experience, and we extensively research and regularly review all of the accommodation we select for our clients.

Please choose from one of our accommodation categories below. If you wish to combine these categories or perhaps upgrade for a special occasion let us know in your enquiry.

Category
Accommodation type
Price per person
Premium
Boutique Guest Houses and 4* Hotels
From £1750

Our Premium category includes a unique collection of luxurious and stylish boutique Guest Houses and small 4* Hotels. These are wonderfully charming and intimate and run with great flair by their owners.

It also comprises larger 4* Hotels selected for their high standard of accommodation, exceptional service, and great location. These range from traditional luxury to contemporary Hotels.

Standard
4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels
From £1380

A collection of quality 4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels often located in beautiful locations which provide an excellent standard of accommodation.

Tastefully decorated and furnished, these properties are generally owned and operated by locals who have a genuine passion for their region which they are keen to share with you. Their warm hospitality is sure to be a highlight of your Scottish experience.

Budget
3* B&Bs and Guest Houses
From £1230

A collection of 3* B&Bs and Guest Houses offering comfortable accommodation close to local attractions. Your accommodation is great for the little personal touches.

A chat with your warm and friendly hosts and fellow guests over breakfast will arm you with local knowledge and tips for the day ahead.

Special Places to Stay
Exceptional Hotels and luxury Resorts
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From award-winning luxury Hotels to unique country retreats, all of which offer exceptional accommodation with superb facilities and outstanding service.

These are truly magical places and amongst the best Scotland has to offer. The perfect choice when you would like somewhere really special which can be a treat for the night or for your entire holiday.

Car Hire

Our packages include car rental and comprehensive insurance for the duration of your walking holiday. Absolute Escapes has an excellent relationship with a number of car hire operators and we are able to offer quality vehicles and great value for money.

If you plan to bring your own vehicle, we are also able to offer this itinerary without a rental car.

All our packages include:

  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Super Damage Excess Waiver
  • Third Party Insurance
  • Theft Waiver
  • Tax
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
  • Good for 2 people
  • Maximum of 4 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
  • Good for 2 – 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Intermediate
Volkswagen Passat or similar
  • Good for up to 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 3 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Fullsize
VW Sharan or similar
  • Good for 5 people
  • Maximum of 7 passengers
  • 3 – 4 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission

Make an enquiry

Isle of Skye & Outer Hebrides

Need something more tailored?
Contact us via email:
enquiries@absoluteescapes.com

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