Car free holidays on the Isle of Mull
Is it possible to have a car free holiday on the Isle of Mull? The answer is yes, but it is important to think about what you want to do, where you want to be.
Slow Travel – Slow Tourism
It is possible to have a car free holiday on the Isle of Mull and stay out here at Treshnish. Our remote location, an hour from the ferry and 50 minutes from Tobermory, may not be an obvious choice but the Community Transport available makes it possible – if you want to experience being in a remote place.
We have some guests each year who travel to Treshnish without a car. One couple regularly come from an island off the Dutch coast, and use public transport all the way. They arrive having shopped in Oban and at the very well stocked Salen Shop, and spend their week here slowing down and exploring on foot. They kindly wrote a blog for us about one of their visits.
We are really lucky as a community bus which passes the end of our farm track on changeover days. This makes it possible to travel from the ferry to Treshnish without your own car. Using the community bus not only saves Carbon but supports the very worthwhile Mull and Iona Community Trust too. The bus needs to be pre-booked. For more details please look at the Community Transport website.
There is a bus stop at Calgary so it is possible to walk to Calgary (about an hour walk along the beautiful coastline) and catch the bus there to Tobermory.
You can hire bicycles at Cycle Mull in Salen – both electric and ordinary. We have a shed at the farm so you can keep them under cover.
Dervaig Shop deliver to the end of our road once a week on a Wednesday. You can pay for this over the phone.