- Full-day trip from Inverness to the remote Applecross Peninsula
- Travel to Scotland’s west coast, passing along the Black Isle peninsula and over Bealach nam Ba pass
- Explore the charming Highland village of Lochcarron on the way
- Spend time at leisure in Applecross village and watch out for red deer and otters
- Pass through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, home to golden eagles
What You Can Expect
Continue on to Arndarroch village for breathtaking views of Loch Kishorn, and then climb the steep Bealach nam Ba (Pass of the Cattle) – Britain’s third highest road – in your minibus. Reaching 2,000 feet (610 meters) high, the summit of the pass boasts incredible views over to the Isle of Skye.
At the heart of Applecross Peninsula is the beautiful village of Applecross, located on a sweeping bay. Here you’ll have time to spend at leisure; perhaps get some lunch, enjoy the spectacular seascape or learn about Highland history at the Applecross Heritage Centre (lunch and entrance fees at own expense). Wildlife is plentiful in the Applecross area, so watch out for red deer, otters and pine martens – one of the rarest British mammals.
After discovering Applecross’s charms, meet your expert guide back on board your minibus for a drive along the banks of Loch Torridon to the town of Shieldaig, where you can walk around. Travel on through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve – Britain’s oldest – where you can expect to see golden eagles soaring above the ancient pine woods.
Return to Inverness, passing the picturesque Highland villages of Kinlochewe and Achnasheen. You’ll arrive back in Inverness in the early evening.
Another fantastic tour, which I would definitely recommend. Malcolm was an excellent tour guide, with a wonderful mix of humour, history, and information about the region, in a relaxed and approachable manner. He made lots of stops, which was great, as the scenery was amazing and everyone wanted to take lots of photos. The tour group was a nice size - about 12 people - with a good mix of people. I really enjoyed this day.
The Applecross tour is not to be missed! The scenery is amazing and someone else does the driving!
If you have only one day to see landscapes of western Scotland you should consider taking this tour over the Skye trip. Skye needs more time, but you can cover a lot of Applecross in a day and the scenary is fantastic! There are no castles on this trip but the wet desert landscape more than makes up for it. Here one really has a chance to experience the desolation of the Scottish Highlands. The mountains are rugged and the terrain is generally steep - here the vistas overwhelm even the most wide angle of lenses.
Our guide, Skye, really knew her geology and plants, which was a bit of a treat as most trips are culturally based.
Scenery was breathtaking. Morning stop for tea/scones not good. They were not prepared for a bus of about 20 people. Tour guide bonded too much with one passenger and forgot to detail what we were seeing.
Excellent trip! We had some fog that day but we still saw some great scenery!
Guide was very experienced with the rd to Applecross. Two things can be improved though- less time could be spent lounging at cafes and more time taking pictures or stopping at good spots for photography. Guide also needs to control the things he say as he tends to be abit careless with his words.