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North Coast 500

From £745.00
7 Days & 6 Nights
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North Coast 500

  • Complete the North Coast 500 - Scotland's most iconic road trip
  • Dramatic mountains-capes and coastline dotted with ancient fortresses and stately castles
  • Visit the northern whisky distilleries of Glen Ord, Glenmorangie and Old Pulteney
  • Hidden coves, turquoise seas and the white sand beaches of Achmelvich and Sango
  • Indulge in the freshest of local scallops and mussels fresh off the boat!
The North Coast 500 road trip explores one of Europe’s last wild places, the northern Highlands of Scotland. Immerse yourself in a landscape where the soaring golden eagle is king; deserted white-sand beaches, turquoise seas, towering peaks, and vast moors peppered with castles. Experience a landscape interwoven with tales of clan struggles. With plenty to see and do en route relax in the knowledge that our information pack, brimming with local expertise, has distilled the highlights, and recommends off-the-beaten-path detours along with not to be missed local eateries. Discover the region's vibrant larder as you sip craft gins and single-malts, and savour locally fished crab and lobster. Stroll along beaches washed by crystal clear surf and gaze out across the North Sea relishing that edge-of-the-world feeling.


Day 1 Arrive in Inverness, capital of the Highlands and overnight Day 2 Inverness to Torridon via Glen Ord Distillery & Applecross Day 3 Torridon to Ullapool visiting Inverewe Gardens & Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve Day 4 Ullapool to Durness visiting Knockan Crag Nature Reserve & Achmelvich's white sand beach Day 5 Durness to Thurso via John O' Groats & Dunnet Head Day 6 Depart Thurso visiting Glenmorangie Distillery & Dunrobin Castle en route to Inverness Day 7 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!). Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

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Around Since 2003

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Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.

At Macs, we don’t do tour buses, groups, or guides. Instead, we give you the freedom and confidence to have your own self-guided walking or cycling adventure.

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You choose your departure date and who you travel with, we do the rest.

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We sort accommodation and luggage transfers and provide your route in an easy-to-use app.

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We give you everything you need to travel independently but we're here 24/7 if you need us.

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Getting from A to B under your own steam is intensely rewarding. With Macs, you'll see the world, and yourself, differently.

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