Campervan tour: Skye and Highlands
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Day 1 - Flight to Edinburgh
Flight to Edinburgh. If your flight arrives at the airport before 2.30 pm, meet at the van rental company. You will be given a full briefing on the camping equipment provided and the technical aspects of your little home on wheels before you make your first fuel stop and take to the road for the famous Highlands and Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. Depending on your arrival, don’t hesitate to visit Glengoyne distillery. This visit will immerse you in Scottish culture, so don’t waste any time and taste the national spirit right away.
Day 2 - Trossachs National Park - Ben Lomond
Get ready to be amazed, you’ll be leaving today for a hike that will leave you breathless! Go to Ben Lomond, one of the mountains of the Trossachs National Park, incidentally the highest peak in the region. It stands at more than 970 metres and will offer you a view of wooded valleys, vast lakes, green hills… In short, a concentrate of the most beautiful Scottish landscapes. From the summit, you will enjoy a stunning view of Lake Lomond, the largest lake in Scotland after Ness. A magnificent and typical Scottish sight.
Day 3 - Isle of Skye
Head north with your little home on wheels to the famous Isle of Skye. The Isle of Skye is 80 km long and is a must for any visitor to the beautiful country of Scotland. It offers magnificent landscapes: moors, mountains with sparkling contours, imposing cliffs… The essence of Scotland is on the Isle of Skye.On your way, you will pass by Loch Ness, the largest lake in the country and home to Nessie! Be sure to stop at Eilean Donan Castle, an impressive fortress nestled on an island connected to land by a bridge. It’s time to settle down for some wilderness camping! A vast choice is available to you: a spot by the river at the foot of the Cuillin, by the waterfront in front of the Talisker distillery or watch the sunset on the most beautiful lighthouse on the island… If you prefer campsites, we’ll give you the right addresses! At aperitif time, before sipping a good whisky, a short walk takes you to the emblem of the island of Skye, the Old Man of Storr. This monolith offers you a spectacle of calm under the soft evening light, so don’t forget your camera!
Day 4 - Isle of Skye - The Cuillins
Today, you will discover the Black Cuillins, these mountains owe their coal-black colour to gabbro, a very abrasive rock. Not far away, the pink granite Red Hills contrast dramatically with their darker neighbours. You will enjoy a beautiful day’s walk in this unique setting. You will go from the dark Black Cuillins to the deep green of the north of the Isle of Skye. Huge green plains face you north of Portree, leading you to the Trotternish Peninsula, a land of misty cliffs. The atmosphere here is magical. You can put on your hiking boots and set off on green footpaths. The Quiraing hike is a loop, with the most emblematic landscapes of the island as a backdrop.
Day 5 - Trotternish peninsula - The Quiraings
Here you will discover the great green plains, the needles and the landslides that are part of the very identity of tartan country. The contrast with the black basalt rock is exceptional: you are in the land of hobbits!
Day 6 - Glencoe
This morning, you board a ferry for Mallaig, where you will see the Glencoe Mountains. The mountains of the region have been carved by glaciers and volcanic explosions. These reliefs form magnificent landscapes, worthy of the most beautiful postcards. Don’t hesitate to take out your camera to take a picture of the Buachaille Etive Mor, the most photographed mountain in the country. This day is truly one of the highlights of your trip. Both your eyes and your adventurous spirit will be fulfilled as you head to the heart of the Glencoe Caldera for a magnificent loop of one or two peaks. Several campsites are available tonight and the following night, or you can park your van on sublime sites such as those between Ben Nevis and the Mamores, at Glen Etive on the banks of the Etive River or near the Ben Nevis Inn pub if you want to sip a beer before the hike on Ben Nevis the next day!
Day 7 - Ben Nevis
The hiker in you will be overjoyed by this new day of uphill hiking. Two new paths are open to you today, and they are not among the least! The first is nothing less than the highest peak in the British Isles. Many amateur hikers go there every year to measure themselves against Ben Nevis.
Day 8 - Edinburgh
Today it’s time to return your van and take a taxi to beautiful Edinburgh. Its mysterious atmosphere envelops the whole city centre. A pleasant stroll through the narrow streets will reveal many points of interest, such as the famous Castle. You can also, if you wish, follow in the footsteps of famous writers, many of whom were inspired by the special atmosphere of the Scottish capital.
Day 9 - Bye bye Scotland
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