We’ve got to admire the courage of the Scots. If there is a road trip that any travel lover dreams one day of doing is Route 66, which connects Chicago to Santa Monica with almost 4,000 miles. Yet these British lovers of kilt and whiskey dared to create a route to compete directly with the mythical North American road: the North Coast500.
“500” from 500 miles, anything like 800 kilometers. It is possible that this comparison (for some people something forced) is “just” a beautiful marketing idea, but like any good marketing idea if it’s not based on a solid structure called reality, it eventually collapses. And this route has. After all it is situated in the north of the Highlands, the beautiful and no less mythical (and mythological) Highlands. Castles of fairies, lakes, beaches, ruins, curves and breathtaking landscapes, all common places can be employed here without any moderation. This is reserved for whiskey.
The road already existed, because one does not create something like this out of nowhere, but now there is a whole concept and an organization to support it. If you do not have the time or patience to make the trip, you can simply visit the site and follow the various itineraries available, with innumerable suggestions on accommodation and catering. We recommend five days of road for cars and motorcycles and nine days for those with… A bike.