Drive the full length of Loch Ness, see Cairngorms National park and the stunning Glen Coe, and pass Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.
- Adult ages 16-59
- Child aged 3 to 15 inclusive
- Senior Seniors(s) 60yrs+ / Students
The Scenic Applecross Peninsula
This inspiring day trip takes you through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and is a perfect way to escape from the stresses of modern life. See Loch Carron, views to Skye, Applecross, and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.
- The Applecross Peninsula: Wonderful coastal scenery
- Bealach na Ba: Drive one of Britain’s highest roads
- Beinn Eighe: Visit Britain’s first National Nature Reserve
- Views to Skye: Enjoy incredible photo opportunities
- Torridon: Experience one of the wildest corners of Britain
Enjoy a day of scenic beauty and checkered history…
This inspiring day trip takes you through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and is a perfect way to escape from the stresses of modern life.
To the Black Isle and Beyond…
Our day begins by leaving Inverness behind and making our way to the beautiful Applecross Penninsula. First, we’ll take a drive across the scenic Black Isle, which is neither black nor an island, to our first stop of the day, the lovely village of Lochcarron. This quaint little village sits right beside Loch Carron – undoubtedly one of the gems of the Northwestern Highlands of Scotland. Stretch your legs and take in the views before we head to our next stop. From here, we’ll then travel to Ardarroch to enjoy the stunning views over Loch Kishorn, a sea loch in the northwest, to the mountains on its opposite shore.
Enjoy Views to the Isle of Skye…
Your journey continues with a dramatic climb over the Bealach na Ba (the Pass of the Cattle, in Gaelic). The Pass is the third highest road in Britain and climbs to over 2,000 feet! You’ll stop at the summit for breathtaking views across to Raasay and the Isle of Skye before commencing the descent to Applecross Village, our lunch stop for this tour.
Down to Applecross…
Applecross is a beautiful village situated on a sweeping bay, named by locals as simply ‘The Street.’ Here you can spend time enjoying the spectacular seascape, grabbing a bite to eat or finding out more about the checkered history of the Highlands at the local heritage centre, which was first opened in 2003. At Applecross, wildlife abounds, so nature lovers can look out for red deer, pine martens (one of the rarest of British mammals), and otters.
Through the Heart of Wild Scotland…
From Applecross, we’ll make our way along the banks of Loch Torridon, a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland and in the Northwest area of the Highlands, to Shieldaig. Known for being one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland, the village of Shieldaig, is in an excellent location on the banks of Loch Shieldaig. Established in 1800, this quaint little village had the sole purpose of attracting families into taking up fishing for a living. We’ll make a stop here to stretch our legs before we begin our travels through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. This is Britain’s first National Nature Reserve, perfectly positioned in the heart of Wester Ross, and is home to ancient pinewoods and soaring golden eagles. Here you’ll be able to see some of the worlds’ finest mountains and lochs before we make our way to Kinlochewe.
The journey home begins…
You’ll then travel onwards to Kinlochewe which lies a short distance from Loch Maree. Loch Maree is also believed to be one of Scotland’s most scenic lochs. Sitting at 22 km long, 4 km wide, and holding 66 islands, this loch is one of the largest in the Northwest Highlands. From Kinlochewe we’ll then head via Achnasheen, a tiny village that houses just 28 people before we make our way back to Inverness.
- No matter when you visit, the weather in Scotland can be “changeable”, to say the least. We suggest that you bring suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket (it has been known to rain in Scotland), sunglasses and plenty of layers.
- Ensure you bring shoes suitable for short walks, on rough or uneven terrain.
- Although most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, we would also recommend bringing cash with you.
- Don’t forget a camera to snap the fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!
- Please limit your luggage to 1 x small/medium piece per person (no more than 15kg), along with 1 x small handbag or daypack.