Scotland’s Great Glen in a campervan hire – Part 2Posted on: November 28, 2017
In the first part we looked at a route from Edinburgh to Inverness and Fort Augustus along Scotland’s Great Glen. This trip is one of our top picks for those who want to experience some of the best of the Highland’s outdoors in a campervan. The Great Glen has it all- hiking, cycling, paddling, and, as we will find out, even some of the finest ice climbing and snow sports in the UK!
Ben Nevis – Campervan Hire Scotland
From Fort Augustus, you’ll head south to Fort William (that’s the town) and Lochaber (that’s the council area) in your campervan hire, passing through delightful villages and bucolic vistas. As the Outdoor Capital of the UK, here you can tackle white water rapids, pedal thrilling mountain bike trails or hit the slopes. Or maybe you enjoy something a bit more mild than wild, such as riding the gondola up Ben Nevis, strolling forest trails or sledging down the bunny slope? No matter what you choose to do, there’s nothing like returning to the comfort of your warm luxury motorhome at the end of the day to clean up, cook a hearty meal and have a nice lie down in a comfy bed. Why rough it in a tent on your Great Glen camping trip when you can take all the comforts of home with you?
Some of the finest powder in Scotland draws winter sports enthusiasts to Lochaber from around the world from October through spring. At Nevis Range or Glencoe Mountain Resort, you can rent equipment and hit the slopes, or just get a ticket for the gondola or the ski lift and enjoy the scenic ride to the top for a cuppa hot chocolate and the views! Try your hand at the ice-climbing centre if you dare, or sign up for a white water rafting trip if you don’t mind getting a bit damp. Lochaber is ground zero centre for hill walking and Munro climbing in Scotland- especially Ben Nevis- and is the terminus point for the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way.
Campervan Hire Scotland – Jacobite Train
If your campervan hire isn’t magical enough transportation for you, then you must take a ride on the Jacobite Steam train, which was featured in the Harry Potter films. You might just spot a regal stag or majestic hawk on the hills! If taking a walk on the wild side is your favourite way to enjoy Scotland, we highly recommend a campervan holiday in the Great Glen.