Applecross, Loch Carron & The Wild Highlands

Created with Sketch. Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, UK
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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Inverness)

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Experience

Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, First Timers

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

8.15am

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Departure Time

8.30am

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Return Time (approx)

6.30pm

Overview

Departing from Inverness, join the Applecross, Loch Carron & The Wild Highlands tour for a breathtaking journey along the southern North Coast 500 to one of Scotland’s most remote spots: Applecross. A must for nature lovers!

Enjoy a day exploring the scenic beauty of the Northern Highlands. Savour the spectacular surroundings, see a range of wildlife and experience the extraordinary Applecross Peninsula during the Applecross, Loch Carron & The Wild Highlands tour.

In the morning, your friendly driver-guide welcomes you on board the luxury, air-conditioned coach. The Applecross, Loch Carron & The Wild Highlands tour departs from Inverness and follows the lower part of the famous North Coast 500 route. The journey crosses the scenic Black Isle, before stopping in the village of Loch Carron. Enjoy the vast views across Loch Carron, while having a bite to eat. The journey then continues on to Achintraid. This small village offers views over Loch Kishorn and a magnificent mountain range.

The Applecross, Loch Carron & The Wild Highlands tour continues, climbing upwards through the dramatic landscape over the Bealach na Ba; in Gaelic, Pass of the cattle. This road is also known as the Applecross Pass. The road is the third highest in Britain at over 2000 ft. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture those jaw-dropping views across Rasaay and Isle of Skye!

The tour then begins the descent to Applecross, located on a beautiful bay. Applecross is full of natural wildlife, perfect for nature lovers! You may see otters, red kites, deer and perhaps pine martens! During this stop there is plenty of time to explore Applecross village.

After visiting Applecross, the return journey to Inverness begins. The relaxing drive takes you along the banks of Loch Torridon and through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. This Nature Reserve is one of the oldest in Britain and is home to plenty wildlife; you may even spot a golden eagle!

Travelling on, the Applecross, Loch Carron & The Wild Highlands tour will make brief stops at the villages of Shieldaig and Kinlochewe. Shieldaig is a small fishing village founded in 1800 and takes its name from the Viking word ‘sild-vil’ which means ‘Herring Bay’. Admire the beautiful scenery and enjoy some refreshments before moving along Loch Torridon and on to Kinlochewe. This picturesque village is just a stone’s throw from Loch Maree, the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland.

From here, the tour leaves the North Coast 500 and heads homewards to Inverness, where you can enjoy the evening in this vibrant city.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the breathtaking Applecross Peninsula
  • Enjoy the scenic views across Loch Carron
  • See the dramatic landscape along the 'Bealach na Ba'; the Applecross Pass
  • Visit the village of Applecross, a haven for nature lovers!
  • Travel along the banks of Loch Torridon and through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve
  • Admire the amazing scenery in the small fishing village Shieldaig

Itinerary

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North Coast 500 route

The tour departs from Inverness and travels along the lower part of the North Coast 500 route to Applecross.

The North Coast 500 route is one of the world's most beautiful road trips. This journey covers a part of the southern stretch. Enjoy the stunning scenery along this unique route.

Loch Carron

The first stop is in the village of Loch Carron. Here, you can have a bite to eat and enjoy the views across Loch Carron.

Achintraid

The journey continues to the small village of Achintraid. Admire the views over Loch Kishorn and the impressive mountain range on the opposite shore.

Bealach na Ba - The Applecross Pass

After, the journey moves further, climbing upwards through spectacular landscape over the Bealach na Ba, in Gaelic: Pass of the Cattle, also known as The Applecross Pass.

The next stop at the 2000 feet summit, offers you the unique opportunity to take amazing photos of the jaw-dropping views across Raasay and the Isle of Skye!

The village of Applecross

The next stop is in the village of Applecross. Applecross is perfect for nature lovers, as it is full of natural wildlife.

You may spot otters, red kites, deer and perhaps pine martens!

There will be plenty of time to explore this scenic village.

Loch Torridon & Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Before returning to Inverness, you can enjoy a relaxing drive along the banks of Loch Torridon.

Enjoy the scenice route along the sea loch and through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.
This nature reserve is one of the oldest in Britain; you may evn spot some wildlife!

Shieldaig & Kinlochewe

Your next stop is in the small fishing village of Shieldaig. Founded in 1800, this village with mainly white-washed cottages, takes its name from the Viking word 'sild-vik', which means 'Herring Bay'.

Enjoy some refreshments while admiring the amazing views.

After, the journey continues for a brief stop in the village of Kinlochewe; a wildlife haven!

From here, the tour leaves the NC500 route and heads back to your starting point in Inverness; the capital of The Highlands.

Included

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Multi-lingual digital translations
  • Luxury modern air-conditioned coach

Excluded

  • Food & drinks

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, UK

FAQs

Where is the departure point?
This one day tour from Inverness departs from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 6).

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
Are the optional extras included?
There are no optional extras for this tour.
Is the tour in English?
Yes, this tour is in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages: French|German|Spanish|Portuguese|Italian|Russian|Chinese (Mandarin)
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own.

We recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Hot food is not allowed on the bus, therefore you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
Can children travel on this tour?
Children over 4 years old are welcome on this tour.
Children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

Unfortunately, children under the age of 4 years are not allowed on this tour.
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From £42.00 Per Person
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