Local Area - Touring
Re-live the pleasure of motor car touring.
We all know the frustration of driving on congested roads and motorways. A motoring holiday or touring short break in the Highlands offers a return to the concept of touring for leisure and pleasure.
Mountview Hotel is a superb base for touring the whole of the Highlands. The Speyside Malt Whisky (a must for those who love a dram of Speyside's most famous product) and Castle Trails, the coastal routes along the Moray Firth or a trip to the West Highlands offer stirring vistas of mountains, lochs & sea on roads that offer superbly enjoyable driving - without being bumper to bumper in a procession of vehicles.
These echo the great days of motor touring. Whether in the smallest hire car or a Bentley, as an enthusiastic driver or as an occasional motorist, you will find that well-surfaced roads, courteous drivers and stunning scenery re-kindle the joys of the open road.
For those whose idea of recreation is more passive, the evidence of a turbulent history - Culloden Battlefield, ancient castles and forts - can be explored. And natural history, too. The RSPB's largest Reserve - Abernethy Forest - is home to a wide range of rare birds in addition to the famous Loch Garten Ospreys.
We love to tour this area. And we have built our knowledge of the best places to go. Let us help you plan your itinerary: we can suggest great coffee stops, lovely places for lunch and a route-planning service that will help you get the most from each day. The tour ideas below give you some idea of the great versatility our fantastic touring base. All these can be done leisurely in a day and we are on hand to help you plan.
SUGGESTED DAY TOURS
- Inverness and Loch Ness
- Skye and Lochalsh
- Royal Deeside
- Monarch Country
- Fort William and Ben Nevis
- Nairn, Cawdor and Elgin