SCOTLAND NC500 (SUPERCAR) DRIVING TOUR
On this Scotland self-drive tour expect endless scenic country roads in a unique landscape with spectacular coastlines, beautiful lakes and Scottish castles.
We don't waste your time. We include only the most scenic stretches of the North Coast Road Trip. Guaranteed some of the best driving roads on the planet.
+ two extra drives trough an ancient volcano crater and the scenic roads of the Cairngorms National Park.
Stay at cozy hotels and enjoy the unique Scottish climate. An essential part of Scotland's charm.
FULL TOUR FEATURES :
• EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
• UP TO 1610 KM / 1000 MILES
• BALMORAL CASTLE
• WHISKY DISTILLERY
• OLD MILITARY ROAD
• LOCH NESS
• EILEAN DONAN CASTLE
• ISLE OF SKYE
• STIRLING CASTLE
• GLEN COE REGION
• BEN NAVIS MOUNTAIN
BEST OF THE ICONIC NORTH COAST 500 ROUTE IN SCOTLAND
APRIL — OCTOBER
CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK DRIVE & WHISKY TRAIL
Leave Edinburgh north towards the Cairngorms National Park. Soon you will join the Old Military Road taking you over seemingly endless scenic roads and onto Scotland's highest mountain pass.
Later drive past the summer residence of the British royal family at Balmoral and visit one of the many castles in the region. Next on your itinerary will be the Scottish Whisky Trail dotted with distilleries.
The name wakes expectations. Make a sacrifice: take only a sample for the evening and enjoy more of the spectacular roads in Scotland. If you're interested include a guided tour at a Scottish Whisky Distillery.
The capital of the Scottish Highlands — Inverness will be your base for the night. Have a good dinner and zip your whisky sample in front of the fireplace.
Stay at Inverness, Scotland
DAY 1 — EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
CHAUFFEURED SERVICE TO YOUR HOTEL
MEET & GREET AT YOUR HOTEL
NC500 ROUTE DRIVE — LEG 1
LOCH NESS & EILEAN CASTLE
Drive the first official leg of the iconic North Coast 500 Route. Your way will take you along the shores of Loch Ness deep into the Scottish Highlands. At the remains of Urghurt Castle you have the opportunity to look out for the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
Visit the most iconic landmark in Scotland: Eilean Donan Castle. It might look familiar from one of the latest James Bond movies. But even long before that it has graced countless postcards.
The famous road to Applecross (also known as Bealach Na Ba Pass) is optional since the road is very narrow and can get relatively busy. We do not recommend the road for unexperienced drivers.
Whatever you decide, the bridge connecting the Highlands with the Isle of Skye will be your gateway to reach your hotel. Dinner is waiting and with a bit of luck you still have a zip of your Whisky sample from the other day.
Stay at the Isle of Skye, Scotland
DRIVE THROUGH ANCIENT VOLCANO CRATER
Today drive past Fort William right through the crater of an ancient volcano. The magnificence of the region are the many small natural waterfalls and mountains nestled in a sometimes moonlike landscape. Glen Coe truly is one of the most famous driving grounds in Scotland.
Towering mountains loom overhead as you wind your way through this majestic glen to enjoy lunch at one of Scotlands' most iconic castle hotels near Ben Navis; Scotland's highest mountain.
Before you head back into Edinburgh we highly recommend a visit to the iconic Stirling Castle — one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. On your way back to Edinburgh you’ll pass The Kelpies, the famous horse sculptures by Andy Scott.
Back to your hotel we will collect the car from you and you can spend the evening at leisure.
Stay at Edinburgh, Scotland
5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS | 3 DRIVES
990 KM / 620 MILES
€uro per person assuming 2 people per package sharing room/car.
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NC500 ROUTE DRIVE — LEG 2
ISLE OF SKYE COAST
The largest and northernmost of the major Inner Hebrides island truly owns some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes that enchant with staggering mountain ranges, miles of extremely dramatic coastlines, waterfalls and a captivating history.
Stop at the look-out of the Mealt Falls. Here the waterfall prominently plunges from the cliffs right into the sea, framed by the eccentric Kilt Rock formation.
Later continue on the North Coast 500 Route to find yourself on the famous stretch that also McLaren uses in their driving tours.
At a scenic minor road which winds along the northern shore of Upper Loch Torridon sits your hotel. Enjoy an authentic Scottish dinner and go to bed early.
Stay at Loch Torridon, Scotland
NC500 ROUTE DRIVE — LEG 3
PURE DRIVING PLEASURE
The final leg of the North Coast Route is perhaps also the most scenic part of the entire NC500 Route and without any distractions. There's nothing quite like the freedom of the long open road. Let the scenery of today's drive speak for itself.
Never-ending back roads, wide meandering country tracks and beautiful bends through some of Scotland's finest coastal scenery, all the way up north to the Kylesku bridge. The bridge marks the most northern point we include on this NC500 Driving Tour. Beyond this point the route is getting narrow and uneventful and we don't want to waste your time.
Instead we loop you back to Inverness over what is arguably one of the most scenic motorways in the world.
Stay at Inverness, Scotland