For The Outdoor Adventurer
- Destinations: Isle of Harris, Isle of Raasay, Isle of Skye, Jura
- Length of trip: 5 days
- Distilleries: JURA DISTILLERY, TORABHAIG DISTILLERY, ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY, TALISKER DISTILLERY, ISLE OF HARRIS DISTILLERY
The Hebridean Whisky Trail takes a special kind of traveller willing to make the journey, and many of you crave outdoor adventures. This itinerary highlights some outdoor activities for those desiring a more active holiday.
Jura’s whisky distillery was established in 1810 and reborn in 1963 to bring life back to the island and the community. Their dedication, enhanced by a very distinct micro-climate, results in unique whiskies that are smooth, bright and lively, just like the tiny island community who make them.
The Jura Hotel is the perfect basecamp for which to explore the island. From the peaceful village of Craighouse, the Jura Hotel has breathtaking views across the water and is metres from the world-famous Jura Distillery.
THE PAPS OF JURA
Jura is the ideal location for cycling and walking, and the most popular destination for hillwalking is the The Paps of Jura. Three rugged mountains which (once you reach the top) provide panoramic views to our neighbouring islands as well as the mainland.
JURA BOAT TOUR
Jura Boat Tours offers bespoke RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tours to various areas of outstanding natural beauty (and an abundance of wildlife) around the island’s shores. The tours give you the opportunity to enjoy the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, raised beaches (remnants from the Ice Age), caves, lighthouses and more.
JURA PASSENGER FERRY
There is a seasonal passenger-only ferry from Tayvallich on the mainland to Jura.