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Elgol Panoramic Road

Kyle of Lochalsh - Broadford - Elgol

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Landscape Landscape
Security Security
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Wildlife Wildlife
Historical sites Historical sites
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Beach Beach
Elgol Panoramic Road ACTIVATE MAP Stages2 km37 h/stage0.4

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Elgol Panoramic Road in Scotland?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 45EUR drive & more 0EUR sleep & more 77EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 173EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 218EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 72EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 154EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 311EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 383EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 126EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 220EUR eat & more 192EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 425EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 551EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 164EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 389EUR
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Elgol Panoramic Road Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Elgol Panoramic Road. Starting in Kyle of Lochalsh and ending in Elgol, this 23mi route will take you through some of Scotland's most stunning landscapes. Along the way, you'll be able to explore the towns of Broadford and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding area. The best time of year to take this road trip is during the summer when the weather is at its best and the roads are in the best condition. However, be aware that some parts of the route have narrow roads and can be in poor condition. Despite this, the experience and memories you will take away from this journey will be well worth it. The Elgol Panoramic Road is suitable for every driver, and can be managed on a high budget. So why not take the plunge and embark on this amazing road trip today?
number of days 1 number of days
route length 37 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Kyle of Lochalsh

Distance 37 km Driving time 0.7 h Pace: modest 9.7 kWh Airports INV
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Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland is a great starting point for the exciting Elgol Panoramic Road. This small coastal town is a perfect spot to begin a tour of the breathtaking Scottish Highlands. The town itself has plenty to offer, from its stunning views of the Isle of Skye to its rich heritage and culture. A visit to the Kyle of Lochalsh Museum is a must for all history buffs, as it offers insight into the town’s past. Those looking for some outdoor fun can explore the Kyleakin Lighthouse, where spectacular views of the mountains and the sea await. For a truly unique experience, take a boat trip to the magical Castle Moil, which dates back to the 12th century. The nearest international airport to Kyle of Lochalsh is Edinburgh Airport (EDI), located just over two hours away by car. Car rental is available at the airport, making it easy to begin the Elgol Panoramic Road journey with ease. On the Elgol Panoramic Road, travelers can expect to marvel at stunning views of the Scottish Highlands, as well as visit important historical sites. The road also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and fishing. Whether you’re looking for a cultural experience or an outdoor adventure, Kyle of Lochalsh is the perfect starting point for your Elgol Panoramic Road journey.

1 Kyle of Lochalsh - Broadford

Distance 14 km Driving time 0.2 h Pace: fast 4.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the beautiful road trip stage that starts in Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland and ends in Broadford! This 9mi drive will take you less than an hour, and you will be able to take in the stunning views of the countryside. As you drive, make sure to take in the historical sites that you will find along the way. There are also scenic roads that will take your breath away. At the start of your journey, you will find the ruins of the Eilean Donan Castle, a 13th-century fortress that stands on an island in Loch Duich. The castle has been featured in many films, and it is a must-see! As you continue your drive, you will pass the village of Plockton, which is known for its picturesque harbor. You can also stop at the nearby Applecross Peninsula for some stunning views of the surrounding mountains. At the end of your journey, you will arrive in Broadford, where you can explore the ruins of the 13th-century St. Columba's Church. This is just one stage of a larger tour, so make sure to check out the "Itinerary" for more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your journey!

2 Broadford - Elgol

Distance 23 km Driving time 0.5 h Pace: modest 6.0 kWh View map Itinerary
limited number of petrol stations not recommended for caravans dining venues scenic road sections of narrow road
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Embark on a stunning 14 mile journey from Broadford to Elgol, with driving time of fewer than 1 hour. Take in the stunning views of the Isle of Skye as you drive along the narrow winding road, and be sure to keep an eye out for the occasional gas station. Enjoy the panoramic views of the lochs and the rolling hills as you pass through the countryside, and take some time to appreciate the beauty of the Isle of Skye. Be sure to take plenty of pictures and to enjoy the scenery as you make your way to Elgol. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the local wildlife, which can often be seen in the area. When you reach Elgol, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most stunning views of the Isle of Skye. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the “Itinerary” section of this stage.

  Elgol

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Elgol is a small village situated in Scotland, on the shores of Loch Scavaig, with a population of fewer than fifty people. It is the perfect end point for the Elgol Panoramic Road trip. This road trip is a breathtaking journey along the Isle of Skye's rugged coastline, taking in the many stunning Highland viewpoints along the way. The heart of Elgol is the harbor, which is the starting point for boat trips to the nearby Loch Coruisk. The harbor is also a great spot for photography, with views of the Cuillin mountain range in the background. The village also has a small pub, a hotel, and a few shops, making it a great place to spend some time. Nearby attractions include the beautiful Strathaird Estate, which offers guided walks and horse riding, as well as the stunning Elgol Beach. The beach provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the local wildlife, with a variety of birds and seals often spotted in the area. For those traveling by car, the nearest international airport is Glasgow Airport (GLA). From there, it is a three-hour drive to Elgol, making it a great destination for a long weekend. At the end of the Elgol Panoramic Road trip, visitors are rewarded with stunning views of the Scottish Highlands and the stunning scenery of Elgol. With its charming harbor and stunning beach, Elgol is the perfect place to end a road trip.

Elgol Panoramic Road at a glance

We hope that our itinerary idea has become a superb inspiration for your future travels.
It is a ready-made opportunity that can be conveniently expanded into a longer road trip – options are countless.
If travelling by car is your plan when moving around Scotland, there are a number of vital traffic regulations to follow and a number of elements to be mindful of to turn your trip into pure pleasure. These tips will surely become useful for holidaymakers who are interested in car rental or camper rental.
Travelling around Scotland requires you to follow the local road rules. Alcohol is best to be avoided at all costs when Scotland is your travel destination. Tourists should remember that the allowed blood alcohol level is not very high and cannot exceed 0.8‰. Exceeding the maximum permissible speed, which is 48km/h, inside the cities may result in a speeding fine. Outside the cities, holidaymakers can travel at the maximum permissible speed of 96km/h. When driving along highways, you can travel at the maximum car speed of 112km/h. Having a first aid kit and fire extinguisher in your car and driving with your headlights on at daytime heavily increase the safety of you and your passengers.
One of the decisive factors when scheduling an itinerary is costs. The total expenses during the whole tour are dependent on the budget option that you are interested in. A wide range of budget options is showed below.
The cost of gasoline for the budget option to cover the planned 37km while travelling around Scotland can cost around 0 EUR. Economy accommodation options may cost travellers around 77 EUR. Tourists who take advantage of this option will spend about 96 EUR on food and restaurants. Travellers will have to pay about 45 EUR if they choose the budget car rental option as well. Thus, going for car rental will increase the costs of the road trip from roughly 173 EUR to more or less 218 EUR.
Holidaymakers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay more or less 13 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the itinerary. If you are into standard accommodation options, expect that the expenses may amount up to around 154 EUR. 144 EUR is the amount of money that you need to pay for restaurants and food within the standard range of services. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental car can expect a cost of more or less 72 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay about 383 EUR for the whole trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend about 311 EUR.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will meet the expectations of the most demanding travellers. The whole estimated cost of the tour in this versions of services is 551 EUR with car rental and 311 EUR without a rental car. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a premium rental car can expect a cost of roughly 126 EUR. In the top standard version of the tour, the gasoline cost will equal as much as 13 EUR. You should expect to pay around 192 EUR for food and restaurants and around 220 EUR for accommodation options if you are interested in the exclusive standard of services during your itinerary.
Our trip will also become interesting for all camper fans, as it can be easily adjusted to their needs. If you choose this travel mode, it costs approximately 225 EUR. Camper fans will spend approximately 13 EUR on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the Elgol Panoramic Road. Holidaymakers who are interested in camper rental should expect to pay approximately 55 EUR for overnight stays and more or less 96 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the above details in a straightforward way.
There are multiple beautiful road trips and scenic drives that we offer on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip options. The wide spectrum of trips will definitely cater to the needs of the most demanding holidayers.

Facts for safer driving in Scotland

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.8
max speed urban max speed urban 48 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 96 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 112 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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