Lochs and Mountains of Scotland in a campervan hire
Scotland is a romantic landscape of lochs and mountains, where stunning peaks reflect in the shimmering waters below- some of the most beautiful spots in Britain. Discover this splendour in a campervan hire and you’ll get the best out of your holiday, as nothing stands between you and the best view in the house. Our seven day tour hits the high points, the most popular scenic spots in Scotland, while our 14 day tour allows for a more relaxed pace and some extra sites. On our Lochs and Mountains itineraries, customised for our campervan rental clients, you’ll experience the ‘lows’ and the ‘highs’- and it is guaranteed to take your breath away!
Edinburgh to Fort William for two nights
Head north through Stirling in your campervan hire, stopping to visit the medieval castle. Then keep north into the heart of the Highlands of Scotland toward Fort William. You’ll pass through one the most iconic mountain landscapes in Britain, including the Mamores, Buachaille Etive Mor and the Three Sisters of Glen Coe- the area famous as the set piece for the film Skyfall and the Outlander novel. You just might see wild stags wander the hills among the effervescent waterfalls, along shimmering Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe as you arrive at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain.
Sightseeing around Fort William, Lochaber
The Fort William and Lochaber area is rich with outstanding scenery, lively culture and captivating history. This area, made up of Fort William and Glen Nevis, the Road to the Isles, Glen Spean, Glencoe and Loch Leven, takes in an incredible melange of landscapes, from the coastline at Ardnamurchan and Mallaig in the west to the Great Glen in the north. Situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe, Fort William is the largest town in the Highlands. Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Fort William is best known today as a base for everything from hitting the slopes to mountain biking to tackling white water rapids. Nevis Range in Fort William may be known for its winter sports, but anytime is a great time to visit in a campervan hire for a ride on the gondola, mountain biking, walking or relaxing with a meal or a cuppa while taking in fabulous mountain views. Experience fantastical modes of transportation- the Jacobite steam train made famous in the Harry Potter films, gondola trips up Nevis Range, or the more routine mountain bike or boat rides- never mundane in such a magical landscape.
Fort William to Isle of Skye for three nights
You’ll drive your campervan hire along scenic Loch Alsh and over the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Verdant moors, rugged mountains, sparkling lochs and stunning coastline- Skye truly has it all in the nature department. Add to that enchanting castles, museums, lively pubs and fine restaurants, no wonder it’s one of the top holiday destinations in Scotland!
Days 4 and 5
Sightseeing Isle of Skye
Hit the highlights of Skye in your campervan hire. Charming Portree is the capital, but there are plenty of other quaint villages to explore, such as Dunvegan, Edinbane, Staffin and Armadale. History buffs can’t miss Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland- it’s been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. The magnificent 20,000 acre Clan Donald Skye estate offers a memorable experience, with historic gardens, woodland trails, a castle and museum. The brooding ruins of Knock Castle on the east coast of Sleat are a lovely spot for a picnic and photo op.
Though there is plenty to do in the inhabited parts, the most profound rewards come from close encounters with the seascapes and landscapes, from little Talisker Bay – which shares its name with the island-produced Talisker whisky – to the Trotternish Ridge, guarded by the imposing rock tower of the Old Man of Stoor.
Skye is most famous for its natural scenery, with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and get out in the pristine air. White tailed sea eagles, whales, dolphins, otters, seals and red deer are just some of the species that can be viewed on the island. Those eager to walk and climb will find Skye to be a world class destination. The Cuillin Range and Trotternish Ridge offers challenging scrambles. For those who prefer to enjoy a stroll, there are many great walks.
The famous Fairy Pools are at the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle. These crystal clear azure pools attract brave swimmers (the water is cold!) and photographers from around the world.
Isle of Skye to Inverness for one night
Head toward Aviemore via Inverness in your campervan hire, taking the rambling southern route A 87/82 before heading north along the long, scenic shore of Loch Ness- keep an eye out for Nessie! And if you are curious, stop in at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in Drumnadrochit. Urquhart Castle is on the way- one of the most popular in Scotland, so take a bit of time here. Stop at Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, for the night and get in some shopping and sightseeing.
Inverness to Aviemore
The charming village of Aviemore, surrounded by mountainous majesty, is a lovely spot from which to explore lochs and mountains. And there are many absolutely fabulous touring parks to take your campervan hire, each with a gorgeous view and Highland hospitality.
Days 8 and 9
Sightseeing Aviemore and Cairngorms National Park
The real star of the show here is The Cairngorms National Park, the biggest in the UK. The sheer size, scale and remoteness of the Cairngorms make it one of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Britain- National Geographic magazine voted it one of the top 20 places to visit in the world, so why not take some extra time to explore it in a campervan hire from Roseisle? This is one of the country’s most popular areas for hiking. Loch Morlich in particular is one of the most beautiful you will ever see, fringed by forests, beaches and mountain peaks. For the intrepid hiker, there are 43 Munros that can be tackled within the park. There is so much to explore here, and no matter where you are, you will be framed by sparkling lochs and grand mountains!
Aviemore to Perthshire for three nights
Travel from the Highlands into beautiful Perthshire in your campervan hire. Visiting the quaint region of Perthshire, Scotland is like immersing yourself in an enchanted tale. The ghosts of Robert Burns and Rob Roy haunt this beautiful landscape, nestled between Loch Tay and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. With some of the most charming villages, rustic views and historic sites in the country, touring Perthshire in a campervan hire is experiencing quintessential Scotland.
Days 11 and 12
Robert Burns waxed lyrical in his song ‘The Birks O’ Aberfeldy.’ This lively town on the River Tay is all the rage with sailors and water sports enthusiasts, as well as history buffs. There is much to explore here when you choose a campervan hire– St Mary’s Chapel, the Black Watch Monument, Dewar’s World of Whisky and the Crannog Centre, just to name a few. Glen Lyon is known as the longest, loneliest, loveliest glen in all of Scotland. Visit the Ben Lawers Mountain visitor centre, and if you are up for the grand climb, hike the 3,983-foot peak- at the top is one of the most stunning views in Perthshire. Rob Roy Way runs along Loch Tay, offering panoramic views of the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawers.
The delightful town of Pitlochry is a favourite spot for visitors because of the hospitality, gorgeous scenery and rich history. The friendly locals cater for holidaymakers, offering exceptional food at a variety of cafés, bistros and first class restaurants-not to mention fab shopping. There are many excellent touring parks in the area, or choose to wild camp on the loch, with all of nature’s beauty right outside your door in your campervan hire!
Perthshire to Edinburgh for one night
Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland’s majestic capital and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, where the opportunities for sightseeing are almost endless. Enjoy a visit to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, or hike up to the top of Arthur’s Seat for breathtaking panoramic views before you head home.
Return to Roseisle.