touring the isle of skye
The Isle of Skye is great for Touring breaks, due to the well maintained and structured road network. Perfect for a drive around the Isle of Skye, heading up North, along the East Coast to the top of the island, past Portree and the Old Man of Storr, along the Quirang to take in the most incredible views of the high cliffs, to the East over the sea to the mainland and in the North towards the Outer Hebridean islands of Uist and Harris. Coming back down to Portree and Heading West, reaching Neist Point, the most Westerly Point of the Island with the Lighthouse and then along the west coast back South, passing Talisker Distillery and the Cuillin Mountains. Of course there are all the small side roads, one as stunning as the other with a different landscape around each corner.
Here are a few examples of touring breaks around Skye:
Loop around Ord and Tarskavaig
This drive in the South of Skye, the Sleat Peninsula takes you over to the west coast , with stunning views of the Cuillin Mountains and some of the inner Hebrides. Watch Otters play along Ord Beach or take a walk over to Dunsgaith Castle.
Road to Aird
Take a drive down to Aird and enjoy the views over the sea to mainland Scotland to the village of Mallaig and Morar with its white, sandy beaches; watch out for whales and dolphins in the water or park the car at the end of the road and walk to the Point of Sleat, relaxing at the sandy beach or climbing up to the lighthouse.
Drive to Elgol
One of the most dramatic sceneries, along the South Side of the Cuillin Mountains, on a single track road, to the little fishing village of Elgol, starting point of many walks and boat trips to the famous Highland Loch named Coruisk, setting for many documentaries and movies, this drive does not disappoint – no matter what the weather.
Glenbrittle and the Fairy Pools
When enjoying the Talisker Distillery, why not take a drive to Glen Brittle – the stunning Glen, offering fantastic views of the Black Cuillins. Along the road, stop and take a short walk up to the fairy pools, interlinked, small water pools in the heart of the Cuillins. Then continue on to the beach at Glen Brittle.