Drive & Hike: North Coast 500 & Orkney

From $2,155.00
12 Days & 11 Nights
Read 7 reviews

Drive & Hike: North Coast 500 & Orkney

  • A classic road trip; 500 miles of the Scottish Highlands
  • Enjoy freshly caught seafood on the pier in Ullapool
  • Peace, tranquillity and miles of wide open space
  • Orkney's ancient standing stones, Skara Brae and The Old Man of Hoy
  • Choose from a variety of great walks each day
The North Coast 500 is a classic 500 mile road trip around the Northern Highlands of Scotland. Our drive and hike trip combines great walking, welcoming accommodation, history, wildlife and more. The Northern Highlands of Scotland, one of Europe’s last wild places are a beguiling mix of mountains, moor, lochs, sea and rich culture. Stride through empty highland glens and along deserted beaches. Dance at a local ceilidh. Wander amongst Neolithic standing stones.


Day 1 Arrive in Inverness Day 2 Inverness to Torridon 6 miles / 10 km Day 3 Explore Torridon and Applecross Day 4 Torridon to Ullapool 4 miles / 6 km Day 5 Explore Ullapool and its surroundings 5 miles / 8 km Day 6 Ullapool to Durness 3 miles / 5 km Day 7 Explore Durness and Cape Wrath 4 miles / 7 km Day 8 Durness to Thurso 5 miles / 8 km Day 9 Ferry to Orkney 6 miles / 9 km Day 10 Explore the Orkney Isles 6 miles / 9 km Day 11 Ferry and Drive to Inverness Day 12 Onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 5kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 5kg is equivalent to 1 Neapolitan margherita pizza.

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 about how we've carbon counted our trips.


Other Information

Is it for me? Accommodation & Meals Navigation What's Included When to go Travel & Transfers Info & FAQ

Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.

21,000+ Customer Reviews

Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

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

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 hiking or biking adventure.

This is active travel led by you.

Travel On Your Terms

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

The People Behind Your Journey

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

Here When You Need Us

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

Achieve Something

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

Read More
$ - USD - US Dollar
Country/Region name: