Over the Sea to Skye in your Rental Motorhome

Over the Sea to Skye in your Rental Motorhome

by Scottish Tourer December 13, 2013

Tour the  Lochs and Glens in your Hire / Rental Motorhome 

Your journey starts with a real highpoint as we drive the entire length of the “bonnie, bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond in Scotland in your hire / rental Motorhome. Along the way we cross from the Lowlands and into the Highlands.

Discover the Remote Beauty of Rannoch Moor

As your drive your hire / rental Motorhome. and climb the “Black Mount” there are wonderful views of Loch Tulla below. Soon we are amidst the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape in Scotland extends over 50 square miles and is one of the great wildernesses of Europe!

Scottish beach

Scottish beach

Explore Glen Coe and Ben Nevis

Glen Coe is quite simply awesome! park  your hire / rental Motorhome here for a photo stop in Scotland’s most famous glen. No matter the weather you are sure to be inspired by this very special place. After crossing the Ballachullish Bridge  travel along the banks of Loch Linnhe to reach Fort William. On the outskirts of the town you should be able to enjoy wonderful views of Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain from your hire / rental Motorhome.

 Scottish tourer motorhome at Glen coe

Scottish tourer motorhome at Geln Coe

Discover the Great Glen and Five Sisters Range

Your journey in your hire / rental Motorhome. Takes you into the Great Glen, which was formed many millions of years ago. The result of this activity has left us with an impressive landscape of lochs and mountains.Then travel along the banks of Loch’s Lochy and Oich to reach the village of Invergarry. As you drive through this small community watch out for the “Well of the Seven Heads”, a monument with a very bloody tale to tell!
You are now heading across Scotland in your hire / rental Motorhome.  and heading for the west coast. Glen Shiel is home to the “Five Sisters”, a range of five mountains of which 4 are over 3,000 feet high. Soon picturesque Eilean Donan Castle which we consider Scotlands best castle will come into view. This is, without doubt, one of Scotland’s most iconic sights. The castle stands on a little island situated at the confluence of Loch’s Alsh and Duich. You will have time to discover the castle for your ourselves during our stop here.

Perfect spot for a bbq with Eilean Donan Castle in the background

Perfect spot for a bbq with Eilean Donan Castle in the background

Over the Sea to Skye

Finally we travel “over the sea to Skye” in your hire a Campervan. by the modern road bridge and make for nearby Kyleakin, Ample wild camp places are available to make a home for tonight.
Overnight: Kyleakin (Isle of Skye)

Beautiful sunset through campervan hire in Skye
Sunset I


Experience the Beauty of Isle of Skye

After breakfast its all aboard your hire / rental Motorhome. for a wonderful day of exploration in Scotland. From the little villages and gentle scenery of the southern part of the island the views will change dramatically as the Cuillin Hills come into sight. Considered by many to be amongst the finest hills in Britain the Cuillins present a vista that is simply unforgettable.


Discover the Charm of Portree

Set round its natural harbour the picturesque town of Portree of Scotlands island’s largest community. The name of the town means the “King’s Port” following a visit by King James V in 1540. Today the pretty painted houses which surround the harbour give Portree an old fashioned appeal. During the stop there will be time to explore the town and browse the interesting shops that surround Sumerled Square.


Explore the Trotternish Peninsula and Quiraing

The next part of your excursion in your hire / rental Motorhome is to the famed Trotternish Peninsula. From Portree we travel northwards to the little port of Uig from where ferries sail to the Outer Herbrides. At little Kilmuir park your motorhome there is a monument to Flora MacDonald who, famously, assisted Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from the troops that were hunting him by sailing him “over the sea to Skye” disguised as her maid.

View from the motorhome on the Isle of Skye
 view in the Motorhome

Stop your Motorhome to explore The Quiraing, a dramatic terrain formed by a massive landslide. Here you can walk through a landscape that dates from Jurassic times and as you do see if you can identify the rock formations whosedescriptions are the “Needle”, “Table” and “Prison”. A short drive brings us to Kilt Rock, so named because the basalt columns of this rock fall to resemble the pleats of a kilt – it’s well worth the effort to snap an “I was there” photograph!
Your tour in your  hire / rental Motorhome.  will return us to Portree then we retrace our steps back to the mainland and through scenic Glen Shiel, once more. Our home for tonight is by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness.
For more ideas on where you you tour in a motorhome see our routes 

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