A grand round-tour of fantastic views and fascinating places in your hire / rental Motorhome throughout the Highlands of Scotland.
From the ancient forests of the Cairngorms, vibrant Inverness – capital of the Highlands, to the majestic splendour of the mountains of Assynt, the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye and the awe inspiring Glen Coe.
Parked up by the loch
Day 1 takes you north accross the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay.
From here you head into Scotlands Cairngorm national park and the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus estate. Lunchtime will be spent on the beautiful shores of Loch Insh before a short forest walktakes you to the ruins of Loch an Eilean castle.
Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you travel down to the banks of the famous loch and the village of Dores where you can do some “Nessie” spotting! Then it’s on to the shores of Loch Broom where you can overnight another night at the campsite in Ullapool.
Day 2 visits the far northwest highlands and the grandeur, expanse and wildness of the mountains of Assynt with its abundance of Scotlands wildlife.
This area is historically famous as being the first crofting area to be bought by the local crofters, the Assynt Crofters’ Trust.
You will be immersed in the history of the area and visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, once the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt.
The day is full of amazing views of some of Europe’s and Scotlands oldest landscapes from the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay to the traditional fishing village of Lochinver. With the chance of seeing Scotlands wildlife such as whales and red deer as well all from the comfort of your Hire / Rental Motorhome, this is sure to be a memorable day.
Day 3 leaves Ullapool heading south to take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into the Corrieshalloch Gorge.
From here you travel past the mountains of the Beinn Eighe national nature reserve and along the picturesque coastline of Loch Torridon in your hire / rental Motorhome.
The tranquil setting of Applecross is your destination for lunch before taking one of the highest roads in Scotland, Bealach nam Bo (meaning the Cattle Pass), with its jaw-dropping views, hairpin bends and precipitous cliffs which make this one of Scotlands most exciting drives.
In the afternoon you can stop in “tropical” Plockton where you can see palm trees growing alongside Loch Carron and take time to enjoy its sheltered serenity park your hire / rental motorhome here for a lunch break.
Then it’s over the sea to Skye and the delightful harbour town of Portree with its friendly welcome.
Motorohme on the ferry
Day 4 is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather . For example you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery.
Or visit the Kilt Rock stop for a break here and enjoy the views in composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below.
After lunch you can travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye park here in your hire / rental motorhome for lunch. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible.
Talisker Distillery is also on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills you can overnight here in your Hire / Rental Motorhome.
Day 5 takes us south from Skye stopping first at the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film “Highlander”, set at the head of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Continuing east through Scotlands rugged mountains of Kintail including the splendour of the Five Sisters.
You can drive down through Glen Garry past Scotlands highest mountain, Ben Nevis.. drive up he Glen nevis road to the end and park here overnight then onto Fort William for lunch.
In the afternoon you will explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, before stopping in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls of Dochart,
Eilean Donan Castle
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