Drive & Hike: Oban, Mull and Iona

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Drive & Hike: Oban, Mull and Iona

  • Feast on fresh shellfish in the seafood capital of Scotland, Oban
  • Look out for the local wildlife including eagles, whales, puffins and otters on Mull
  • Wander the 13th century abbey on Iona, founded by St Columba
  • Overnight in the colourful picture-postcard town of Tobermory
  • Take a boat trip to Fingal's Cave that inspired Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides Overture'
Explore the spectacular Inner Hebridean Isles of Mull and Iona on foot on this drive and hike adventure. This area is home to playful marine mammals and majestic sea eagles, as well as stunning Highland scenery just begging to be explored. Walk in the footsteps of St Columba on Iona and marvel at the colourful houses of pretty Tobermory on Mull. Take a boat trip out to the majestic basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa and discover the inspiration behind Mendelssohn’s ‘Hebrides Overture’. Starting with a night in the iconic Scottish coastal town of Oban, world-famous for its Whisky and fresh seafood. From here, follow our suggested route by car and ferry with daily walks through Highland landscapes created by a ancient volcanic activity and ice age glaciers. With 3 nights on historic Iona and 3 nights in Mull we provide you with suggested walks each day. The trip includes your return ferry crossings from Oban, the passenger only ferry to Iona and also a boat trip out to the famous Island of Staffa. This trip is suitable for those with use of a car as there is little public transport and many of the walks are remote. Car hire is not included but if you wish we can book as an additional option.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Oban Day 2 Oban to Iona 4 miles / 6.5 km Day 3 Walking on Iona & visit to historic Abbey 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 4 Boat trip to Staffa & Fingals Cave 1 miles / 1.5 km Day 5 Travel to Tobermory, Mull & Choice of walks 8 miles / 13 km Day 6 Explore Tobermory & Lighthouse Circuit 7 miles / 11 km Day 7 Calgary Bay & Treshnish Coastal Walk 7 miles / 11 km Day 8 Isle of Ulva & Departure from Mull
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 4kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 4kg is equivalent to 2.5 avocados.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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