Menu. After Lochinivor was a small right turn with that sign we all dread ‘road impassable for caravans and coaches’ – this meant one thing STEEP gradients! I would have found it too easy to just stop otherwise. Sound like just the adventure you've been searching for? Yorkshire Wolds, York & the Humber Cycle Map. Here a bit of a sea fret blew in so it started to get cooler. 45 hours 20 minutes, 56.9% Traffic-free | 83.4% Asphalt, 16.1% Unsealed firm, 0.5% Unsealed loose. Erlebnisse weiterer Nutzer von Scotland road trip 500. Andy Jackson, head coach at Peaks Sports Consultancy and 2018 UK CTT National 24hr Time Trial Champion, recently decided to do the whole 500 mile loop in just TWO days! In many places there is literally just one road – so you cant get lost! Route 66 Route 66 contains several lovely stretches of traffic-free canal-side cycling. A good sign. By now a sea fret had blown in and a strong south easterly was blowing making it hard going. More Than Just A Journey. One of the best I've ever seen. Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom. Here's the lowdown so you can start planning your trip. Erwartungsgemäß gibt es auch andere Leute, die von kleinerem Erfolg sprechen, doch diese sind zweifellos in der Minderheit. I wish I'd also taken gloves for the morning – it was COLD, about 4 degrees early on. Why did you decide to tackle Scotland's NC500 cycle route? As I came into Thursoe the scenery changed, from the rugged coastline and moorlands, to more rolling farmland, and a noticeable increase in the wind. The North Coast itinerary is now followed by drivers, cyclists, locals and visitors ticking over the 500 miles (516 to be exact) of ‘Scotland’s Route 66’. The road just climbs and descends relentlessly, the next section to Lochinver certainly backed this up. But it's no way ‘flat’ on the rest! Now, over 200 years later, the flight is still in daily use. As a starting point we would recommend this site here, which lists the long distance routes in Scotland in the Sustrans network. Scotland unveils scenic North Coast 500 route taking in fairy tale castles, beaches and ruins. In August 2015, adventure cyclist Mark Beaumont established the record for the 516 mile route, completing it in 37 hours and 58 minutes. It is often known as The Salmon Run cycle route. Looking to explore the Scottish Highlands on a budget or live it up in pure luxury. It keeps you fit and healthy, and you get to slow down and really enjoy the scenery. Whatever the length or type of content you need, get in touch. Billy Connolly's Route 66 is a British travel documentary television series presented by Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly.It focuses on his travels along the famous United States highway, Route 66. You traverse from the industrial city of Inverness, gradually climbing into the highlands where the views are magnificent and just ‘huge’! Mentally I find this helps. Bicycle Route 66 travels west on bike paths, county roads and state, federal and interstate highways. The intrepid round the world record holder, Mark Beaumont, set an initial elapsed time record of about 38hrs for riding the entire North Coast 500 cycle route. Accommodation - you can either choose to BnB, hostel or camp. (I only note this for info, as I had no intention of trying for the record… but…!).