Day Tour (dep. Inverness)
Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, First Timers
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.
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.
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.
The journey continues to the small village of Achintraid. Admire the views over Loch Kishorn and the impressive mountain range on the opposite shore.
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 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.
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!
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.
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