Scotland Western Islands in a Hire / Rental Motorhome
Depart Perth Scotland and travel north into the Scotlands Highlands. First stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld where you can take a short walk through the forest to some waterfalls. Continuing north the route passes through the Grampian Mountains to the Spey Valley where you can stop for lunch. In the afternoon visit the world famous Loch Ness. Make time for a visit to the impressive waterfalls at Corrieshalloch Gorge then drive to Scotlands West Coast fishing port of Ullapool for an overnight stay at the Motorhome / campsite.
Day 2 Catch the morning ferry from Ullapool for the 2 hour sail along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles then out across the Minch to Stornoway – the main town on Lewis and capital of the Outer Hebrides. Look out for dolphins, whales and seabirds during the crossing. In the afternoon explore Scotlands North West coast from Arnol with its historic old “blackhouse”, through traditional crofting townships to Port of Ness and the very north tip of the island – the Butt of Lewis. From the lighthouse here there is nothing between you and the Americas! Overnight in Stornoway.
Day 3 Today can be spent exploring some of the prehistoric remains on the island as well as its finest beaches. The fascinating circular stone fort, or Broch, at Carloway can be your first stop followed by more traditional crofting communities such as Gearrannan and Shawbost. Then it’s on to Callanish with its Scotlands mysterious ancient stone circle. In the afternoon head for the remote district of Uig with its fine, sandy beaches at Bhaltos, dramatic sea cliffs and rugged hills. This is the wilderness of Scotlands Western Isles at its finest. Overnight again in Stornoway.
Day 4 Travelling south from the wild moorlands of Lewis to the more mountainous Harris – almost but not quite an island on its own. Famous for the locally produced cloth, Harris Tweed, it is also home to the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides and the stunning white sands of Luskentyre. After a morning of exploring South Harris you can stop for lunch in the small port of Tarbet from where you will catch the late afternoon ferry to Scotlands Isle Of Skye. Once on Skye it is less than an hour to Portree, the island’s main town, and your overnight stay in your Hire / Rental Motorhome.
Day 5 Have a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and how long you want to drive your Hire / Rental Motorhome. For example you might drive north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass Park your hire / rental Motorhome and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery or visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch you can travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye and Scotland. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of Scotlands Clan McLeod, may be possible. Camp overnight in your hire / rental Motorhome in Portree in the late afternoon for you to enjoy a free evening in the village.
Day 6 Departing from Portree the return journey to Perth has many highlights – the Cuillin Mountains, a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, Fort William and the dramatic scenery and dark history of Glencoe. Travelling back south through the Central Highlands the last stop of the day can be in Killin beside the Falls of Dochart before driving your Hire / Rental Motorhome to Perth.