Sportplus Travel Club

Tour of Scotland Route 500

North Coast 500: Discover more than 500 miles of the best roads in the North Highlands.

  • Tour length:
  • Tour distance:
  • Minimum participants:
Tour dates
    Tour highlights
    • Driving experience in a sports car of your choice
    • A visit to Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness
    • Drive to the highest mountain pass ‐ Bealach na Bà to Applecross
    • Discover Britain's largest sea cave, the Smoo Caves
    • A stunning fairytale visit to the Dunrobin Castle
    • A guided tour of Glenmorangie Whisky Distillery
    Guide Price £ per guest
    Book now
    or call us on
    *Please read our Booking Terms before you book any of our events.

    Tour Map

    *Please note the 'Tour Map' is used for illustrative purposes only. Routes and venues might differ due to unforeseen events.

    Tour Cars

    The following cars are available for this driving tour. Please proceed to the booking section for availability and cost.

      Can I drive my own sports car on this tour?

      Yes, it is possible. You can drive your own car but please enquire for further details at or call us on: . And if you are worried about miles, we can arrange a trailer transaportation for your car on request too.

      *Please note, the make or model series is subject to availability on the day of the event, however a similar car will be available.

      Tour Itinerary

      • Inverness

        Independent arrival at Inverness Airport, where you will be welcome by our tour guide and taken to the best five-star hotel in town Rocpool Reserve to spend the evening. Enjoy a fine dinning at Chez Roux Restaurant while meeting the rest of the group.

      • Inverness ‐ Applecross ‐ Achnasheen

        In the morning, your sports car will be ready for you to hit the road. Driving alongside Loch Ness will stop by at one of the most picturesque landmarks in Scotland, the Urquhart Castle. Continue our adventure on A890 towards Applecross, driving single-track roads, steep mountains, in a breathtaking scenery. Reach the clouds in the Britain’s highest mountain pass - Bealach na Bà with a spectacular view of Isle of Skye. Driving down to Applecross Pass is a real blast. The award winning Potting Shed Café will welcome us for lunch. In the afternoon will continue our journey driving alongside the coast towards Achnasheen, where will stop for the evening at The Torridon Hotel, one of Britain’s foremost retreat luxury hotels.

        Distance: 133 milesDriving time: 3 h 55 min
      • Achnasheen ‐ Ullapool ‐ Lochinver

        Wake up and admire a stunning view of the Torridon mountains while enjoying a sumptuous breakfast. Your day continues following North Coast 500 with an amazing scenery, will drive along Big Sands beach in Gairloch and Gruinard Bay heading to Ullapool for a wonderful lunch at the Arch Inn. The afternoon will take you to lots of winding roads with spectacular and unspoiled wilderness. You will spend the night in Lochinver, at the Inver Lodge Hotel while indulge and relax with an excellent dinner at hotel's restaurant Chez Roux.

        Distance: 177 milesDriving time: 3 h 20 min
      • Lochinver ‐ Durness ‐ Wick

        In the morning you drive away to the picturesque Durness. Another world will be revealed to you by exploring Britain’s largest sea cave the Smoo Caves. Discover and admire the sights of Sango Sands and Balnakeil Bay. Get a taste of the local area at the Smoo Cave Hotel Restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon will reach the most North-Eastern point of our tour towards Wick, passing through the amazing scenery of Loch Eriboll, Ben Hope and Ben Loyal while carefully driving in case we spot any Highland Coo's. After a beautiful drive east-bound we reach John O'Groats the most north-eastern point of our tour. Will check-in for the night at Ackergill Tower a stunning 3,000-acre private estate, overlooking Sinclairs Bay.

        Distance: 160 milesDriving time: 4 h 30 min
      • Wick ‐ Dornoch ‐ Inverness

        Today you will go back in time, while discovering the award-winning Timespan in Helmsdale you will find more about the heritage and culture of the area. A stunning fairytale visit to the Dunrobin Castle just outside Golspie follows. Indulge again with a delicious lunch and warm hospitality from Links House at Royal Dornoch, a five-star hotel and golf course. After lunch will have a guided tour of Glenmorangie Distillery, unparalleled access to the distillery and warehouses, plus a tasting session. Head to the final stop of our tour back to Inverness, enjoy a well deserved dinner for completing the tour and share your memories with the rest of the group.

        Distance: 110 milesDriving time: 2 h 45 min
      • Inverness

        Time to say goodbye! After a healthy breakfast your tour guide will take you to the airport and greet you until next time. We hope you had an amazing time in our company and we hope to see you again soon.

      *Please note: This itinerary is subject to change. For a detail tour programme please email us.
      **Pictures featured on this itinerary belong and are owned by their respective venues.

      Please note: This website is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 or lower versions, we recommend you to use either Chrome or Safari for the best experience.