Down by the coast, watersports enthusiastics will love the wind-swept landscapes of Tiree with its challenging waves and waters warmed by the Gulf Stream. The exciting Tiree Wave Classic takes place every year on one of the sunniest isles in Britain.
World-class windsurfers come to brave the North Atlantic swell and compete in freestyle, wave jumping and supercross, whilst children also love the natural tidal paddling pools. The low-lying white sandy beaches here and on Coll are not to be missed. Argyll & The Isles is also popular with sea kayakers, as the fantastic coastal landscape and sheltered sea lochs, make it one of the best areas to enjoy the sport.
Back on the dry land, walkers will love exploring the region’s many waymarked routes and gentle, shorter walks can be found just outside pretty towns such as Oban, Lochgilphead and Campbeltown.
A short ferry trip from Tayinloan brings you to the beautiful Isle of Gigha where you can enjoy a relaxing 3 km stroll around the tiny island, taking in wide sandy beaches, great wildlife and the blazes of colour at Achamore Gardens.
Argyll Forest Park offers a variety of paths, perfect for walking, running, cycling and horse riding and the Isle of Bute is another excellent option where the West Island Way traverses 30 miles from north to south.
It's also a great area if you're looking for a more challenging hike, as you can scramble your way across the hills and Munros that rise up out of the islands and the mainland. Keen climbers will relish the rugged Munros of Ben Starav and Ben Cruachan, the highest peak in the region. If you're looking for another challenge, take the ferry to the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay to tackle the 22 MacPhies, which are mountains over 300 ft.
Come and enjoy great outdoor activities across Argyll & The Isles.