Those who did this…….. also did that …….a “slow adventure” on Skye – you can make it happen!
A “nudge” – an official “behavioural economic” term – do you respond?
Visit a remote beech……..
Skye is a great location for planning a holiday if you want to mix and match based on a few themes…. but make it a mix and match that creates “slow adventure” a slow, immersive journey … sound good?
Skye is almost 50 miles (80 kms) long and 25 miles (40kms) wide. Many of the roads are single track and used by sheep as much as by motor vehicles. Be realistic when making your plans, get it right and you won’t get stuck in a traffic jam. Avoid the “bucket list” locations that you have already heard about – we will tell you better and even more stunning places to visit. Many short stays on Skye end in frustration as guests realise just how much there is to do, see and experience.
For a “human powered” experience the Bike Shack (http://www.skyebikeshack.com) and South Skye Cycles (http://southskyecycles.co.uk ) can help you to peddle to a remote beach or get off road and experience the hills on 2 wheels.
And then find refreshment for the body … and soul
Try the Edinbane Inn (http://www.edinbaneinn.co.uk ) , The Old Inn at Carbost ( http://www.theoldinnskye.co.uk ) or Seumas Bar at Sligachan (http://www.sligachan.co.uk/seumas-bar/) – these are not just bars with food, they also host some of the best musicians on the island.
An option after the cycle experience could be to put on a wetsuit and slide down a waterfall in a place called ? (that’s a secret for now).
But you could try something different on Raasay ………
It is a well known fact that many of those who went to Skye ALSO visited Raasay…. And the really great thing about Raasay is they have their very own, brand spanking new Distillery (https://raasaydistillery.com ), which arguably has the best view of Skye in the world! A visit to Raasay is not complete with out a pilgrimage to “Calum’s Road”. Calum was a crofter who lived in the north end of the island, the council refused to build a road to his house ….. so he did it himself. It took 10 years and the majority was done with a pick, shovel and wheelbarrow. Raasay in a day? you have to be joking we haven’t started to tell you about beech combing…. and our friends at Raasay House ( https://www.raasay-house.co.uk ) also won’t be happy if you don’t at least try the chocolate muffins or try at least one of their outdoor activities!