UK Scotland 06 Garve to Ft William 345km svd

Scotland Travel; 9 Days Singletrack Roads Day 7: From Garve (or Ullapool) to Fort William WhoopWhoop! Today we drive the Stelvio of Scotland, the Transfagarasan of the Highlands: Bealach na Ba. Path of the cattle. Well ... That's right! Cattle as big as sheep and a stray cow, or as small as midges, it's abundant when we drive this beautiful road (from the Noordzij, the best side) on the way to Applecross. Bealach na Ba, Path of the VeeMaar before we are there, we also have a beautiful ride to ride, once again only singletracks. Today is a long day and we have a lot to see. Get on that bike, and ride! The first Loch today, Loch Luichart we pass on our left. We drive (of course) over green Michelin roads. They will take you to RP7 in about an hour where you have a beautiful view over Loch Torridon. You can also drive a little further, and then at RP8 just the path in.Verderop, at RP9, the climbing and sway starts. We drive in a counter-clockwise direction over AppleCross, so that we later descend Bealach after Ba, which gives the most beautiful views. Pay attention here to the sheep, which can rest quietly to the left of the road and then cross just before you. But you also have to pay attention to oncoming traffic, because if you come over a hill, they are suddenly there ... Enough passing places, so you do not have to stay behind campers and caravans. We arrive at the RP13, waving path off for an amazing view. Note, no further than the fence! RP14 is Applecross. There is a pub etc and here a cup of coffee and something to eat will probably go in. If you have strengthened the inner man, you can start the descent. Drive relaxed to RP16. There you can make beautiful pictures again. There is a plaque that underlines where you stand. After this viewpoint the real hairpin turns (switchbacks) and approach Loch Kishorn, and a bit later Loch Carron, where we drive around. If you like it, at RP18 you can go back and forth on a supersmal path to an old ferry, overlooking Stromeferry.RP19 is on the other side, so you could also drive and see the other side. Or both ... There seems to be no end, as far as beautiful views and sights are concerned, Donan Castle bv at RP21. A little further you can refuel by the way. You need that fuel, because we are about halfway the route today, and there is still a lot of goodies. The piece to RP31 is beautiful, but the piece after that, to Neptunes Staircase in Fort William is my favorite piece; sloping singletrack, curves and bumps. Delicious.With RP33 you can find Neptunes Staircase and definitely worth a look. After that it is up to you, whether you still have any sense and puff (and time) to drive Loch Eil counterclockwise, or to go directly to the B & B. A friendly Dutch couple takes great care of her guests here. Fort William is a very nice city, at the foot of Ben Nevis, and you can eat there is plenty to do, even in the evening. Take the long road to the B & B, then you come to RP39 by a ferry, and that is part of a route. Then you are in FW and within a few minutes at the B & B. I thought it was a great day, I wish you a lot of fun! Tomorrow we drive a round, so take your bags with you inside, drive your tomorrow nice and light ;-)
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Ada of Scotland (died after 1206), also known as Ada of Huntingdon, was a member of the Scottish royal house who became Countess of Holland by marriage to Floris III, Count of Holland.
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