Discover the rugged features and unique wildlife (deer, seals, stoats and otters) of the southern Inner Hebrides
Stay by the sea at the beautiful and remote Loch Melfort Hotel, on the coast of Argyll in the Scottish Highlands
Discover the Legend of the Corryvreckan and take on a once-in-a-lifetime swim across the fabled Scottish maelstrom
Enjoy safely escorted swims with expert guides, plenty of boat support and a maximum of only 12 fellow SwimTrekkers
The southern Inner Hebrides offer some of the most stunning and dramatic scenery in the British Isles. From craggy mountain tops to Silver Sands, this swim tour pierces the heart of these remarkable islands. The Gulf Stream, which assists in warming up the sea, makes the swimming here a truly memorable experience. This is a tour of dramatic island crossings, culminating in a tussle with the fabled Gulf of Corryvreckan.
We are based on the Scottish mainland, just south of Oban, at the Loch Melfort hotel - a comfortable country house hotel with stunning views across to the Sound of Jura and the Inner Hebrides beyond. You will be accompanied by a full safety escort during all of your swims.
Who is this trip for?
This trip offers classic SwimTrek island hopping and is perfect for those looking for an adventure in a rugged and visually stunning part of the UK. Conditions on this trip can be challenging, yet extremely rewarding, so experience of open water swimming (in similar sea conditions) is a must to get full enjoyment from this trip.
Swimmers should be capable of completing the average swim distance of 2 km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 4 km (split over a minimum of two swims). Due to the nature of this trip there is a minimum swimming speed of 35 min/km.
We have given this trip a ‘Challenging’ grading. These trips are for experienced open water swimmers who want to push themselves.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Scottish Inner Hebrides
- Stay by the sea at the beautiful Loch Melfort Hotel
- Full safety escort and support from expert swim guides
- Three breakfasts and two lunches, as well as dinner at the Loch Melfort Hotel on the first night
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals (except for the first night)
Tailor-made SwimTrek Trips
This trip can also be offered as a tailor-made experience. The date of travel and itinerary can be adjusted to suit you. For more information contact us with the dates you'd like and number of people taking part. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together your dream swimming experience. ith the dates you'd like and number of people taking part. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together your dream swimming experience.
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.