When in Scotland why not Book an island hopping break in your hire motorhome to explore the Inner Hebrides and discover the geography and unique character that each island has to offer.
From rural getaways to isles lying just off the mainland, Scotland’s west coast is easy to explore in your hire / rental motorhome with the affordable and reliable ferry service ran by Caledonian MacBrayne.
Oban’s bustling port is an excellent place to start island hopping as it is well-known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’. Admire the beautiful landscapes of Lorn on a sea cruise along Loch Etive, before making your way round the jagged coast to admire the iconic Castle Stalker, which enjoys a superb setting from the comfort of your hire / rental motorhome, overlooking Loch Linnhe.
Head to Mull, to explore Tobermory’s brightly coloured seafront buildings and the fascinating Mull Museum. During your visit, bag a Munro by climbing Ben More, and soak up the panoramic views over the Sound of Mull, Staffa, Ulva and Iona.
For a more relaxing break, take the short boat trip to tranquil Iona, which is a tiny island close to the southern tip of Mull, to absorb the deep spirituality of Iona Abbey and explore the Pictish carvings and Scotlands Celtic crosses that have made their mark on the island’s strong heritage.
Sail to Fingal’s Cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa to hear the unique acoustics that inspired Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture before carrying on island hopping to uncover the unspoilt northerly isles of Tiree and Coll. Adrenaline junkies can make the most of the crashing waves of Scotland’s surfing capital, Tiree. you can leave your hire / rental motorhome on the mainland
On Scotlands isle of Islay meanwhile, there are eight distilleries where you can taste the distinctively peaty flavours of the Whisky Coast travel round them in your hire / rental motorhome. Nearby Jura has a larger population of deer than people and nearby you can witness the dramatic Corryvreckan Whirlpool, the world’s third largest whirlpool on a guided boat trip. The pounding roar of the swirling waters can sometimes be heard over 10 miles away. Enjoy your trip in a hire / rental motorhome