I was originally going to call this this ‘click click tour’ as your cameras will not stop doing this all day! I first did this road trip in 2002 and have tried to do it every year since.
The Gaelic name for the area, ‘a Chomraich’, means ‘The Sanctuary’.
Pick up from accommodation in Inverness around 9am and we are heading north across the Kessock Bridge.
Our first stop is The Rogie Falls to stretch the legs and take in the beauty of these waterfalls cascading over the Black Water River. During August and September, you can see the wild Salmon leaping upstream – an amazing sight to see!
We are now heading west to Lochcarron and ‘weather depending’ a swift pint or refreshment in the Lochcarron Hotels Beer Garden at the shore. It’s back on the happy wagon for our drive up the ‘Bealach na ba’ – the only Alpine crossing in the country, and my favourite road! We will stop at the top of the road for a photo opportunity – looking out over the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye! I think this stop is where the term ‘birds eye view’ comes from!
Once we have done all our ‘click clicks’ we will head to the picturesque village of Applecross and park on the shore by the world famous, award winning – Applecross Inn, where we will be greeted by Judith and her fantastic team! We will stay here in Applecross for around 2 hours, so you can have a relaxed lunch and a wander along that shore.
Back on the bus – we are going to take the Shieldaig Road right round the peninsula – with various photo stops (and the odd sheep traffic jam) and stop off in Shieldaig to stretch the legs and some refreshments.
Our scenic drive back to Inverness is simply stunning and I will drop you off at your accommodation in Inverness around 7pm.
*The tunes will be chanting all the way back to Inverness.
Tour Length: 8 hours
£50 per hour
*This is an 8 hour tour
*Prices do not include entry fees or meals*