From the dramatic Highlands, with their family-owned whisky distilleries, to the fishing villages of the North Sea, to the remote island communities of the far north, Scotland has a little something for every urbanite looking to clear the lungs of city living, especially those who prefer to travel with the wind in their hair.
If you do just one trip in 2017, it should be The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip, a seven-day automotive and gastronomic epic created by Connoisseurs Scotland. Once you’ve chosen your steed for the week – the Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera, or the Aston Martin Virages; the Ferrari 458 Italia, or the Audi R8 V10 Spyder – you’ll spend the week driving the scenic and dramatic coastline of Scotland, stopping for exclusive cooking and foraging experiences with Michelin-starred chefs and stay at to some of the country’s best houses of slumber, from Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye, where you’ll enjoy the cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Marcelo Tully; and The Torridon, one of Scotland’s foremost retreat hotels set within 58 acres of parkland at the end of a sea loch; to Inver Lodge in the rugged northern Highlands; and Rocpool Reserve Hotel in Inverness. Test your driving skills on some of the British Isles’ most challenging mountain passes and coastal roads between visits to the likes of Handa Island, home to breeding seabird colonies and towering sea cliffs; and historic Urquhart Castle, located on the banks of Loch Ness, in the ultimate lads-on-tour extravaganza. Every aspect of this brilliant itinerary is mapped out in detail, leaving you with only one decision.
Who you’re going to take with you.
The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip
Priced from US$5,562 per person, twin share.