Scale the Heights

Whether you’re on two wheels or four, take a breath-taking journey over Bealach na Ba, the highest mountain pass in Britain.

  • Round trip over the Bealach na Ba and round the coast is 32 miles, but there are a number of ways to break up the route.
  • Edinburgh Cycling Co-opoerative’s Cycling routes for the Applecross Peninsula
  • Applecross is a highlight of the NC500, is a brand new driving route in the Highlands, promoting its spectacular scenery, dubbed Scotland’s answer to Route 66!

Cycle

There are two mountain bikes available for use at Eagle Rock for local pootling.

For those more serious cyclists, the round trip over the Bealach na Ba and round the coast is 32 miles, but there are a number of ways to break up the route.

Edinburgh Cycling Co-opoerative’s Cycling routes for the Applecross Peninsula

For more information, go to:http://www.edinburghbicycle.com

http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/comms/site_info/route-guides-north-scotland/route-applecross.htm?f_Cardinal=10

Drive

The scenic North Coast 500 route takes in in fairy tale castles, beaches and ruins. The Bealch na Ba is a highlight of this a brand new driving route in the Highlands, promoting its spectacular scenery

The initiative, backed by Prince Charles, aims to showcase local Scottish food, drink, accommodation and activities Highlighs include the mountain ranges, Ben Hope and Suilven, and Dunrobin Castle

The Bealach na Ba

The Bealach na Ba is the highest mountain pass in Britain. Its vertiginous drops, hairpin bends and spectacular viewpoints make driving it one of the highlights of your visit. It was named by National Geograpshic one of the top 100 routes in the world

Stop at the top, at an excellent installation to orientate you to the panoramic vista of mountains and islands. There is always a dram waiting for you on arrival at Eagle Rock, in case you are not a massive fan of heights!

The coast road is different, but equally spectacular. We have many visits from motorcycle and car clubs throughout the year, from the Vintage Car Rally in early December, to an Aston Martin tour in July. Get in touch if you have a group in mind, and we will do our best to accommodate you. We advise coming in one way and out the other to get the best of both worlds

The Bealach is often impassable in winter, but locals Donald MacKenzie and Chris Tate keep the coast road cleared and gritted
Find out more about routes on the find us page